Algeria/ 6. Financing of culture  

6.1 Short overview

It is difficult to quantify culture-related public funding due to lack of data. The main data source, which clearly shows public funding of culture, appears in the operating budget of the MOC as stated in the Law of Finance. But it is difficult to identify other funding sources from governmental and private agencies, because sometimes there is no separation between funding cultural activities and sporting or social activities. The same is true with regard to private cultural expenditure, which is usually paid for by individual families. For example, it is estimated that Algeria's total budget for 2012 was $254 million, and the independent cultural sector receives 0.02% of this budget, while a special budget was adopted for the Independence Day celebrations in 2012, but we do not know even an approximate figure for this special budget.

Chapter published: 03-05-2013