New Zealanders and the arts. Attitudes, attendance and participation in 2017

Colmar Brunton, Creative New Zealand
Colmar Brunton | Creative New Zealand
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Creative New Zealand takes a lead on providing research for the arts sector. Since 2005, Creative New Zealand has conducted research to measure New Zealanders engagement with the arts. The research comprises two separate surveys (one of adults aged 15+; and one of young people aged 10-14). The surveys are repeated every three years.

The research is used in a number of ways. It provides:
• Vital insights for Creative New Zealand, selected agencies and arts organisations about the national levels of cultural engagement and attitudes towards the arts
• Stories to advocate for the arts
• Up-to-date data that arts organisations can use to develop marketing programming and income generation strategies
• National trends using benchmarked data.

This report presents findings on New Zealanders attitudes towards, attendance at and participation in the arts. All the survey respondents are aged 15+.

See also:

The summary report for Auckland: Aucklanders and the arts

Creative New Zealand


Last updated: 2018-05-23