Over half of the respondents said, Yes, the arts will be an important part of peoples’ lives. Just a small percentage thought, No, they would be of minor interest with people spending little time on them. Respondent talked about new forms of art as well as the impact of AI on art
Comments are grouped into three parts: Art and Life, Lack of Interest, and The Future.
Art and Life
A two-thirds positive view of the scientific community isn’t actually a great result, especially when even these hopeful people express conditional needs. Respondents think the scientists are themselves responsible for being less widely accepted and respected.
A frequent comment is that the scientists need to communicate more clearly and more often with the public rather than focusing on their internal communities.
Lack of Interest or Lack of Means
These respondents think art will have a much diminished role in our lives going into the future. Many of these with the more pessimistic view, don’t decry the need for art in society, but think the availability will be lacking, due to limited free time or restricted funding.