Croatia/ 6.2 Public cultural expenditure  

6.2.3 Sector breakdown

The total state budget for culture for 2014 amounted to 776 955 880 HRK which shows a further decline in public funding of culture as the planned funding for 2013 was 817 829 426 HRK (approx. 109 043 923 EUR) and for 2012 was 833 206 812 HRK (approx.111 094 241 EUR), while in 2011 it amounted to 953 564 151 HRK (approx. 128 184 453 EUR). This can further be illustrated by data provided by the Ministry, showing that the percentage of the cultural budget in state budget in 2011 was 0.64% of the total budget, while in 2012 it dropped to 0.61%. In 2014 the total budget for culture dropped to 0.49% of the total state budget, which is the lowest point since the nineties.

The sector breakdown is illustrated in Table 3.

Table 3:    Direct state cultural expenditure and transfers (central level)*: by sector, YEAR, in 1000 of national currency - 2014

Field/Domain/

Sub-domain

TOTAL

of which: Direct expenditure**

of which: Transfers**

in kn

in %

(of government or its agencies)

to other

to NGOs, companies, individuals

 

levels of government

I. Cultural Heritage

 

 

 

 

 

Historical Monuments

157.802.023

20,31

70.473.191

22.712.043

64.616.790

Museums

89.897.120

11,57

78.501.857

999.000

10.396.263

Archives

71.966.767

9,26

71.966.767

 

 

Libraries

24.281.623

3,13

2.921.414

12.997.414

8.362.794

II. Performing Arts

 

 

 

 

 

Music

 

 

 

 

 

Theatre, Music Theatre, Dance

98.293.663

12,65

98.293.663

 

 

Multidisciplinary

35.268.156

4,54

 

5.999.707

29.268.449

III. Books and Press

 

 

 

 

 

Books

27.791.036

3,58

 

500.000

27.291.036

Press

24.293.245

3,13

20.779.720

 

3.513.525

V. Audiovisual and Multimedia

48.577.990

6,25

1.532.668

 

47.045.322

IV. Interdisciplinary

 

 

 

 

 

Socio-culture

18.970.398

2,44

5.000.000

 

13.970.398

Cultural Relations Abroad

16.635.301

2,14

499.681

 

16.135.620

Administration****

66.985.166

8,62

66.985.166

 

 

Cultural Education****

 

 

 

 

 

V. Not covered by domain I-VI

96.193.393

12,38

 

23.077.244

73.116.149

TOTAL

776.955.880

100,00

416.954.128

66.285.407

293.716.345

Source: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, June 2016.
*         Where available, please provide separate tables – 2.1, 2.2, etc. – for other levels of government.
**       Definition: "Direct expenditure" is spent within the administration and its own cultural institutions (for personnel, goods and services, capital investments in their own premises), whereas "transfers" are being allocated to either "other levels of government", e.g. on the local level, or to independent cultural institutions and organisations, to film companies, publishing houses, individual artists; etc.
***     This category does NOT include public investment in constructions or for the renovation of buildings. It covers e.g. the promotion of architecture, educational activities, etc.
****   When not allocable by domain.
NOTE      The diverse field of digital arts could be mentioned either in their appropriate contexts (e.g. design or multimedia) or, where separate budgetary categories exist, specified under VII.


Chapter published: 04-05-2017


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