Public attendance, participation and engagement
with the arts in Ireland
The Arts Council has contracted Behaviours &
Attitudes to undertake an annual analysis of how the public engage with the
arts in Ireland.
The research which commenced in 2018 looks at
attendance, participation, behaviours and attitudes from the perspective of the
public. Who attends and who does not attend arts events? What are the drivers
and barriers to taking part? What do people value about their
The answers to these and other questions will help
be well informed and evidence-based in driving Arts
Council policy development on public engagement;
shape and inform performance indicators on participation,
attendance and attitudes;
provide insight and analysis that supports the arts
sector to grow and diversify audiences;
tell the story of public investment in the arts.
Over time this research will build up a picture to
inform our breadth and depth of knowledge about the arts in Ireland and ensure
that we are effective as the national development agency for the arts.
The Arts Council presented the results of the survey at an information clinic in the Royal Hibernian Academy on Tuesday, 4 December. Click on the link below to download a copy of the presentation:.
Artist Insight Report 2018
Arts Insight Report 2019
Arts Insight Report 2020
Arts Insight Report 2021