Algeria/ 6.2 Public cultural expenditure  

6.2.3 Sector breakdown

Table (2)

Sections

Amount Algerian Dinars DA

Percentage

Heritage

1307683000

10.37

Al-Ahqar National Barn

268303000

2.12

Al-Taseely National Barn

84198000

0.66

Meezab Valley Protection

30436000

0.24

National Museums

597230000

4.73

Manuscripts

34800000

0.27

Al-Rayyas Palace

42716000

0.33

The National Department for Operating and Exploiting Protected Cultural Properties

250000000

1.98

Subsidies of Institutions

2486640000

19.71

The Culture Palace

83200000

0.65

Culture Houses

1019500000

8.08

Cinematographic Institutions

118200000

0.93

The Cultural dissemination Agency of Algeria

125420000

0.99

Theatrical Institutions

800000000

6.34

The National Institution for Ballet

20000000

0.15

The Institution of Orchestra

30000000

0.23

The National Department for Culture and Information

100000000

0.79

Ryad Al-Fateh Department

78000000

0.61

The Algerian Cultural Center in Paris

112320000

0.89

Research

400000000

3.17

The National Center for Research in Pre-history and Anthropology

320000000

2,53

The National Center for Research in Archeology

80000000

0,63

Qualification

919827000

7.29

Music Qualification Institutes

450534000

3,57

Fine Art Schools

379131000

3.01

The Higher Institute for Performance and Audiovisual Arts

82162000

0,65

Grants, Training and Qualification

8000000

0,06

Public Libraries and Reading

3191408000

25.30

Public Reading Halls

2760000000

21.88

The Algerian National Library

431408000

3.42

Cultural Events

4304200000

34.13

Conferences and Forums

100000000

0.79

Cinema and Cultural Events

4160000000

32.99

President of the Republic Prize

7200000

0.057

Magazines

12000000

0.095

Cultural Societies

25000000

0.19

Total

12609758000

100

 

Table 2 reveals that cultural events have received remarkable attention (34.13% of total government funds to various cultural initiatives) relative to research (3.17%). The noted variance among the sections can be explained by the number and nature of cultural institutions. However, the increased subsidy to cinema and cultural events (32.99%) actually reflects a trend towards activities at the expense of other areas like research, qualification and creation.


Chapter published: 03-05-2013


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