News from September 2015

  1. Taking Part infographic 04 Sep

    Taking Part Statistical Release June 2015

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  2. Photograph of Leeds Art Gallery 04 Sep

    Leeds City Council Announce New Public Art Commissions for British Art Show

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Taking Part infographic

Taking Part Statistical Release June 2015

Industry News

04 September 2015

Taking Part is a household survey in England.  It looks at participation in the cultural sectors.  The report presents the latest headline estimates for the year April 2014 to March 2015.   The survey began in 2005/06 and is used widely by policy officials, practitioners, academics and charities to measure participation in the cultural sectors.

Notable changes since the survey started include:

  • A significant increase in arts engagement in the North West (from 72% to 78%).  Engagement in all other regions has remained at a similar rate to 2005/06 and to 2013/14.
  • A significantly higher level of engagement by those living in rural areas (79%) compared to than those in urban areas (76%).