Kantar Public and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) publish findings from the latest Taking Part data to better understand the Big Society landscape in relation to culture and sport.

Building the Big Society is particularly relevant to the cultural and sporting sectors because they rely so heavily on large numbers of volunteers and charitable support in order to thrive. The report looks specifically at those who give time or money to the cultural and sporting sectors for which DCMS is responsible (i.e. the arts, heritage, museums, galleries and archives, libraries and sport), and provides a detailed demographic profile of those contributing to the Big Society, their engagement in and attitudes towards the cultural and sporting sectors and their wider public participation.