The Arts in the UK: Seeing the Big Picture

The Arts in the UK: Seeing the Big Picture
Author: Jonathan Deakin, Tom Meakin, Tunde Olanrewaju, Van Nguyen
Title: The Arts in the UK: Seeing the Big Picture
Published Year: 2023
Sector(s): Cross-Sectoral
URL: English
Abstract: The report highlights the significant engagement with the arts in the UK, with 91% of adults participating in the past year and ten million regularly involved in leisure-based groups. It emphasizes the economic contribution of the arts sector, noting its 139,000 enterprises and 970,000 workers, which generated £49 billion in gross value added in 2022. The report also underscores the positive impact of arts engagement on individuals' skills, wellbeing, and health, citing studies on conditions like depression, dementia, and Parkinson's disease. Additionally, it mentions the role of the arts in enriching local communities by fostering sociable behavior and reducing criminal behavior. Lastly, it stresses the importance of the interconnected relationships within the arts ecosystem for its continued success.