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    Significant Increase in Arts Engagement in Yorkshire and Humber

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Significant Increase in Arts Engagement in Yorkshire and Humber

Industry News

01 March 2015

Taking Part is a household survey in England.  It looks at participation in the cultural sectors.  The report presents the latest headline estimates fro the year October 2013 to September 2014.   The survey which began in 2005/06, is now in its tenth year and is used widely by policy officials, practitioners, academics and charities to measure participation in the cultural sectors.

Notably in this latest release, it has been identified that since 2005/06 there has been a significant increase in arts engagement in Yorkshire and Humber region also in the North West (up from 72% to 76%).  Engagement in all other regions has remained the same.

There have also been significant increases in the proportion of adults attending a museum or gallery – attendance rates of 1-2 times a year increased from 26% to 32% respondents; and 3-4 times a year increased from 13% to 17% respondents.