France/ 6.2 Public cultural expenditure  

6.2.3 Sector breakdown

Table 5:    Budget of the Ministry of Culture, nomenclature of the State budget – Overview and evolution, in million EUR, 2015 and 2016

 

Million EUR (provisioned credits)

 %

2015

2016

2016

Mission culture

2 596,2

2 750,2

80,1

Programme 175 Heritage

752,3

869,8

25,3

Programme 131 Creation

736,1

747,4

21,8

Programme 224 Knowledge transmission and democratisation of culture

1 107,8

1 133,0

33,0

including : titre 2 (personnel expenses and operating expenses)

662,1

668,7

19,5

Mission research and higher education

117,2

122,4

3,6

Programme 186 Cultural and scientific research

117,2

122,4

3,6

Mission medias, books and cultural industries

714,9

561,0

16,3

Programme 180 Press

256,4

255,3

7,4

Programme 334 Book and cultural industries

268,9

276,5

8,1

Programme 313 Broadcasting and radio diversity

189,6

29,2

0,9

Total

3 428,3

3 433,6

100,0

Source : DEPS / Ministry of Culture - Chiffres clés 2016 Statistiques de la culture 

Graph n°1 : Evolution of public cultural expenditure, 2002-2016

Source : DEPS / Ministry of Culture - Chiffres clés 2016 Statistiques de la culture.

Table 6:    Cultural expenditure of territorial authorities, in million EUR, 2010

 

Communes

EPCI*

Départements

Regions**

Total

Conservation and diffusion of heritage

36

38

59

23

39

Libraries

18

23

14

n.d.

n.d.

Museums

11

12

14

n.d.

n.d.

Archives

2

1

13

n.d.

n.d.

Maintenance of cultural heritage

5

2

19

n.d.

n.d.

Artistic expression and cultural activities

61

60

38

76

58

Opera and Dance

18

29

n.d.

n.d.

n.d.

Theatres

10

9

n.d.

n.d.

n.d.

Cinema and other auditorium

4

5

n.d.

n.d.

n.d.

Visual arts and other artistic activities

4

4

n.d.

n.d.

n.d.

Cultural action

24

13

n.d.

n.d.

n.d.

Other

3

2

3

1

3

TOTAL

100

100

100

100

100

Source:    Jean-Cédric Delvainquière, François Tugores, Nicolas Laroche, Benoît Jourdan, Les dépenses culturelles des collectivités territoriales en 2010, Culture-Chiffres n° 2014-3.
*              Inter-communal groupings (Établissements publics de coopération intercommunale) with proper tax system and comprising at least a commune of more than 10 000 inhabitants.
**            A survey of the Association of French Regions indicates that the cultural expenditure of the regions in 2012 reached 706 million EUR (cf. http://www.arf.asso.fr/observatoire-des-politiques-regionales/observatoire-des-politiques-regionales-autres).


Chapter published: 18-05-2017


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