Australia/ 7. Public institutions in cultural infrastructure  

7.2 Basic data about selected public institutions in the cultural sector

Cultural institutions funded by federal or state authorities only

Domain

Cultural institutions (subdomains)

Number (2013)

Comment

Cultural heritage

Cultural heritage sites (recognised)

56

Post European settlement national cultural heritage sites

Includes Indigenous sites on the National Heritage list

 

Museums (organisations)

9

7 state/territory; 3 national.  Does not include local and community museums funded partially through local government

 

Archives (of public authorities)

8

7 state/territory; 1 national official government archives

Visual arts

public art galleries / exhibition halls

10

7 state/territory; 3 national galleries; not including regional galleries

 

Art academies (or universities)

29

29 universities and technical colleges belong to the Australian Council of University Art & Design Schools

Performing arts

Symphonic orchestras

9

The six professional state orchestras, plus two  Commonwealth-funded pit orchestras plus the Australian Chamber Orchestra

 

Music schools

23

21 music schools were members of the National Council of Tertiary Music Schools as of the last active date of their website in 2011

 

Music / theatre academies
(or universities)

2

Victoria College for the Arts; West Australian Academy of Performing Arts

 

Dramatic theatre

5

Official ‘state ‘theatre companies

 

Music theatres, opera houses

8

State-funded performing arts spaces in all state/territory capitals

 

Dance and ballet companies

6

Major dance companies

Books and Libraries

Libraries

8

7 state/territory; 1 national.  Most local authorities also maintain their own library

Audiovisual

Broadcasting organisations

2

Two national public broadcasters.  State funding also goes to Indigenous broadcasting as described in 4.2.4 above


Chapter published: 27-12-2013


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