WA’s Regional Arts Vital Signs

Regional Arts WA

WA’s Regional Arts Vital Signs

The Regional Arts WA Dashboard is a measurement and diagnostic tool for our state’s regional arts sector, using publicly available data to track where we’ve been and predict where we might be headed.

Currently we are monitoring data across 15 different “data sets” to give a comprehensive impression of WA’s regional arts sector. Each data set accounts for a valuable piece of WA’s regional arts puzzle, aiming to give regional artists, artsworkers and other stakeholders a summary of information to assist their advocacy, learning, and strategic decision making. These data sets will be updated on an annual basis. The number of data sets and what they are measuring may change through the course of these updates. To stay informed about any updates to the Dashboard please subscribe to our eNews.

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1. Finance

Of the 33 regional WA arts and cultural organisations examined for this graph, reserve ratios were on average well above the (Department’s recommended figures of X%?). 2018 figures show more than two-thirds of organisations had enough equity to cover at least half of their annual expenses – in some cases, considerably more. High reserve ratios were particularly pronounced for Aboriginal Corporations.

2. Youth

Participation rates in the arts are fairly similar between WA and the rest of the nation, though by comparison WA has a slightly lower participation from adults aged 35-44 and a slightly higher participation from those aged 45-54. What is clear in all cases is that youth (15 – 24) are far more likely to participate in the arts than any similarly sized group of older people.

Freely available data does not allow for regional-specific analysis.

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