- Date: 11 May 2012
- Area: National
More people than ever are participating in the arts, culture and heritage in England, according to the Taking Part survey.
The survey, commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in partnership with Arts Council England, Sport England and English Heritage looked at arts and heritage participation between January and December 2011.
Key findings from the report are:
Phil Cave, Director of Engagement, Arts Council England said: 'These figures and the increase in the number of people taking part show just how important the arts and culture are to the public - and that they are becoming even more so.'
Engaging audiences is one of the Arts Council priorities for 2011-15. Examples of how we will realise this ambition include our Audience focus fund, and the recently launched Creative people and places fund which aims to support places in England to experiment with radically different approaches to increasing engagement in the arts.
You can read the full Taking Part survey report on the DCMS website.