Pasifika perspectives

This section captures key findings on adult (aged 15+) Pasifika people’s attitudes, attendance and participation in the arts in 2020.

Pasifika people feel more positive about the arts than ever before and have maintained their engagement.

Survey findings for Pasifika peoples - Colmar Brunton report (pdf 1.4MB) [55 pages]

Read the A3 Pasifika peoples summary (pdf 1.5MB)

Pasifika perspectives are also captured in our research summary

Information on young Pasifika is included in the full young New Zealanders report

Arts and culture have supported my wellbeing since the COVID-19 crisis. 35% of Pasifika agree.      The arts are an important way of connecting with my culture. 71% of Pasifika agree. This is significantly higher than the national average.   My <span class='highlight_content'><a data-is-glossary-term='true' data-glossary-href='/glossary/13' class='m-content--glossary tooltip' href='/find-funding/glossary#community' data-title='Community'>community</a></span> would be poorer without the arts. 45% of Pasifika agree. This is significantly lower than the national average.      The arts help improve New Zealand society. 61% of Pasifika agree. 80% of Pasifika have attended or participated in the arts in the last 12 months. This compares with 79% in 2017. Pasifika engagement is significantly higher though than the national average of 75% in 2020 (the national average for engagement in 2017 was 80%).