Australians and the Arts

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Federation Press, 2001 - Arts - 376 pages
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This book is the full version of the Saatchi and Saatchie report, Australians and the arts. It provides detailed answers to the questions raised about how Australians really see the arts.A snapshot of the main findings can be viewed in more than 90 boxes which offer easy-to-read explanations of the outcome of the national survey of Australian's attitudes towards the arts. However, for those interested in the more detailed analysis, there are almost 100 charts and tables in the body of the report. These are accompanied by a full explanation of how the survey was conducted, how people responded and what each finding means for promoting the value of the arts to all Australians.It is supplemented by almost 200 additional charts and tables on the associated CD-ROM which also includes quotes of the views expressed by people participating in the study.

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This remains the stand-out reference document on attitudes of Australians towards the arts. Comprehensive, well written and engaging it should be mandatory reading for any student or practitioner of the arts.


Australians and the arts a snapshot
Fierce agreement the groups for and against the arts
To value like or dislike the arts the big questions
The place of the arts in modern life
Defining and explaining the arts
Enjoying and being involved in the arts
The importance of background and lifestage in shaping attitudes
The arts today and in the future
The formal recommendations
The elements of a strategy
The attitudinal segments in detail
About the study

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