The primary developmental trends over the last ten years, namely 2010, 2015 and 2019 (pre-pandemic year), show an approximately stable percentage of people who attended such cultural activities as theatres and libraries.
At the same time, there was a sharp increase in visits to cinemas in the indicated years. It is associated with an increase in cinema halls in all kinds of malls and other shopping centres.
There was a steady growth in the number of museum and concert visits, associated with the increased quality of services provided and the introduction of modern technologies.
However, the number of participants in cultural centres (clubs, houses of culture, etc.) and pupils in children’s music, art and painting schools is decreasing. In the case of club institutions this can be explained by a significant decrease in their number in recent years, while in the case of pupils in children’s music, art and painting schools, the decrease can be explained by an increase in the share of paid education.
Table 5: People who participated in or attended a certain cultural activity during the last 12 months in the Republic of Azerbaijan (in % of the population, over 3 available years)
|Field / Domain / Sub-domain||2010||2015||2019|
|Pupils in child music, art and painting schools||0.8%||0.7%||0.6%|
Source(s): State Statistical Committee, 2021