The arts have a range of local impacts, including promoting health, education and well-being. The national Taking Part survey has demonstrated the links between participation in cultural activity and community cohesion. Therefore this measure will focus on engagement by the adult population (aged 16 plus) that have engaged in the arts at least three times in the past 12 months.
Source: Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS)
Publisher: DCLG Floor Targets Interactive
Geographies: County/Unitary Authority, Government Office Region (GOR), National
Geographic coverage: England
Time coverage: 2009
Notes: Engagement is defined as either attending an arts event or participating in an arts activity at least three times in the past 12 months.
Guidelines: Good performance is typified by an increase in the year on year percentage.