WHAT DO WE THINK ABOUT THE ARTS?
MOST OF US FEEL STRONGLY THAT THE ARTS ARE IMPORTANT.
Believe public art should be easily accessible to everyone.
Think the arts helps them appreciate other cultures and perspectives.
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.
Rate affordability of arts programs/events as good/excellent, up from 38% in 2020.
Rate the availability of arts programs/events as good/excellent, up from 50% in 2020.
We'd like more public art by local artists.
Want more public art created by local artists.
Many of us feel they help us create a sense of belonging.
Believe public art helps create a sense of belonging.
and our sense of belonging could use a lift. only...
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.
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.
Of Calgarians aged 18-44 participated in online/socially distanced art programs/events, compared to only 22% of Calgarians aged 45-65+.