THE ARTS

WHAT DO WE THINK ABOUT THE ARTS?

MOST OF US FEEL STRONGLY THAT THE ARTS ARE IMPORTANT.

78%

Believe public art should be easily accessible to everyone.

63%

Think the arts helps them appreciate other cultures and perspectives.

63%

Think a strong arts and culture scene is key to creating a vibrant city.

The arts are becoming more accessible, but there's room for improvement.

44%

Rate affordability of arts programs/events as good/excellent, up from 38% in 2020.

56%

Rate the availability of arts programs/events as good/excellent, up from 50% in 2020.

We'd like more public art by local artists.

61%

Want more public art created by local artists.

Many of us feel they help us create a sense of belonging.

58%

Believe public art helps create a sense of belonging.

and our sense of belonging could use a lift. only...

28%

Of us have a strong sense of belonging and 19% of 18-24 year olds have a weak sense of belonging.

Some of us would like more emphasis on art from diverse perspectives.

48%

Think there should be a greater emphasis on public art honouring Black, Indigenous, and racialized peoples' histories and culture.

Even during the pandemic, we found ways to connect with the arts.

37%

Of Calgarians aged 18-44 participated in online/socially distanced art programs/events, compared to only 22% of Calgarians aged 45-65+.