Australia/ 6.2 Public cultural expenditure  

6.2.3 Sector breakdown

 

Field/Domain/Sub-domain

TOTAL

in 1000

in %

I.  Cultural Heritage

1,606.8

28.8

Museums and other cultural heritage

1,032.7

 

Archives

162

 

Libraries

412.1

 

Intangible Heritage / Folk Culture

n/a

 

II.  Visual Arts

72.3

1.2

Fine Arts / Plastic Arts/Photography

62.4

 

Design / Applied Arts

 9.9

 

III.  Performing Arts

612.8

10.9

Music

116.5

 

Theatre, Music Theatre, Dance

146.3

 

Performing arts venues

299.2

 

Other performing arts

50.8

 

IV.  Books and Press

43.2

0.76

V.  Audiovisual and Multimedia

1,503.2

26.7

Cinema

211.5

 

Radio and Television

1,279.9

 

Multimedia

11.8

 

VI.  Interdisciplinary

n/a

 

VII.  Not covered by
domain I-VI

1,783.6

37.7

TOTAL

5,621.9

100

 

Notes to the above:  (i) The total provided in item VII above is largely consumed by ‘environmental heritage’ which the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) includes under ‘cultural funding’, plus a category of ‘Other arts’.  (ii) Because of the grouping of activities by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, it is not possible to directly match some expenditures to the proposed headings, particularly under the heading ‘interdisciplinary’.  The ABS data does not provide a breakdown of the administrative expenditure on culture, which is included in the category of ‘other arts’.  While this could to some extent be derived from departmental accounts, the spread of cultural expenditure across a range of departments at the federal and state levels (e.g. broadcasting, film, television), and the often-micro level of the expenditure, makes this a difficult and potentially inaccurate task.  Likewise, cultural education is spread across many administrative areas and departments, state and federal, and is not specifically covered by the ABS data. (iii) the total figure reflects only Commonwealth and state/territory funding, as local government funding is not broken down by category.


Chapter published: 27-12-2013


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