FSD holdings contain a number of data series and individual datasets suitable for research on culture and leisure.

There are also many datasets that contain individual questions and variables which are potentially useful to researchers of the subject. The data archived at the FSD can be downloaded free of charge from Aila Data Service, according to the conditions set for each dataset.

Please note that below is listed only a sample of all data available at the Data Archive and we encourage you to use keyword search more datasets on the subject on Aila. In addition, datasets suitable for research on the theme may be found from other European data archives by using CESSDA Data Catalogue (Opens in new tab).

Questions and variables of quantitative datasets that have been fielded in English or translated at the FSD can be explored by browsing through Aila variable search. If a quantitative dataset has not yet been translated, you can request a translation free of charge. Qualitative data are only available in their original language. Where applicable, all related materials are freely accessible on the study description page of each dataset.

Datasets on the theme

FSD3531 Impact of COVID-19 on the Finnish Cultural Sector 2021
The survey charted the impacts of COVID-19 on the activities the of arts, culture and creative sector in Finland. Survey respondents included both organisations and individuals working in the arts and culture sector.

FSD3404 Arts and Culture Barometer: Mobility of Art and Artists: Artist Survey 2018
The survey charted artists' perceptions and experiences of mobility both in general and in their own work.

FSD3472 Festival Barometer 2014-2018
The festival barometer aims to collect information on Finnish festival visitors and the changes that occur in their taste in music and festivals over the years.

FSD2914 Finnish Views on and Engagement in Culture and the Arts 2013
The survey studied Finns' views and opinions on culture and the consumption of culture. The respondents were asked, among others, about the cultural activities they engaged in, including going to the theatre, art exhibitions, cinema, and museums as well as their opinions on the significance of the arts.

Datasets elsewhere

People interested in finding data on culture and leisure should also take a look at data available at other data archives around the world.

In Finland, the Language Bank of Finland (Opens in new tab) also provides services to researchers and archives audio and video material. Research data produced in Finland may also be searched via the Fairdata.fi Etsin (Opens in new tab) . Services of various European social science data archives can be accessed through the website of CESSDA (Opens in new tab) . The UK Data Service (Opens in new tab) has, among other things, a wide variety of excellent qualitative data. Another good source of data is the German GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (Opens in new tab) . The extensive holdings of the American ICPSR (Opens in new tab) are also well worth searching.