Lifelong: perceptions of arts and culture among Baby Boomer middle Australians
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This report brings together published and unpublished data on the attitudes and beliefs towards arts and culture held by ‘Baby Boomer middle Australians’. In presenting the findings of a third national focus group study on middle Australia, the aim is to ensure that Australia’s policy settings and public investments remain relevant, targeted and effective for the 21st century.
- Baby Boomer middle Australians value arts and culture. They say a world without arts and culture would be ‘colourless’, ‘depressing’, ‘uninspiring’ and ‘like a totalitarian state’.
- Baby Boomer middle Australians say that cultural experiences create lifelong memories, provide opportunities for intergenerational dialogue and help them ‘stay young’.
- During the discussions on mental ill-health and thriving communities (particularly in terms of COVID-19 pandemic recovery), the view of public investment in arts and culture shifted from ‘nice to have’ to ‘essential’ for the Baby Boomer middle Australians.
- Baby Boomer middle Australians believe arts and culture play a valuable role in shaping and expressing our diverse identity, locally and abroad.
A New Approach 2022
Access Rights Type:
ANA Paper No. 2022-02
28 Sep 2022