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Welcome to the Culture and the Arts (WA)’s Research Hub.

The Research Hub presents information about recent Culture and the Arts (WA) research projects, visualisations of key statistics and links to summary reports and publications about culture and the arts in Western Australia.

The information found within the Research Hub is sourced from surveys conducted for Culture and the Arts (WA) by independent research consultants, WA-specific data from Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reports and other findings from research partnerships.

Material is updated as new reports are published and data becomes available.

Contact the Culture and the Arts (WA) Research, Policy and Evaluation team for inquiries or for further information: (08) 6552 7300, 1800 199 090 or researchca@dlgsc.wa.gov.au

Recent Publications
Arts Monitor

Arts and Culture Monitor 2018
Fact Sheet

Culture and the Arts (WA) commissions independent research consultants to undertake an annual survey of WA's value and attitudes towards culture and the arts.

Fact Sheet (PDF, 1Mb)

Survey Report (PDF, 1Mb)

Macquarie University Report

Integrating Art Production and Economic Development in the Kimberley, 2015-2016

The Macquarie University study is part of a National Survey of Remote Indigenous Artists, which investigates how art and cultural production can provide a viable pathway towards economic empowerment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote towns, settlements and outstations.

Survey Report (PDF, 1Mb)

Arts in Daily Life: Western Australian participation in the arts

Arts in Daily Life: Western Australian Participation in the Arts 

The Survey investigates the level of creative and receptive participation in arts activities and attitudes towards the arts in Western Australia.

Survey Report (PDF, 1.1Mb)

Fact Sheet (PDF, 2Mb)

Creative Industries Statistical Analysis for Western Australia

Creative Industries Statistical Analysis for Western Australia

The report has updated the mapping undertaken in 2007 with the 2011 Census employment data to provide invaluable information for the State’s creative industries, their peak associations and potential investors.

Survey Report (PDF, 1Mb)

Creativity and Engagement infographic

Creativity and Engagement in WA

The relationship between creativity and engagement is complex. This is a snapshot of how the WA community creates and engages in the arts.

Infographic (PDF, 1.27Mb)

Arts in Daily Life: Western Australian participation in the arts. Fact sheet. (Pdf, 2Mb)

Public Value Measurement Framework


    Creativity and engagement in WA. Click on the image to expand infographic (pdf, 1.27Mb).