Switzerland/ 6.2 Public cultural expenditure  

6.2.3 Sector breakdown

Cultural statistics in Switzerland do not fit into the Eurostat grid. The categories are as follows: concerts and theatre performances, libraries, conservation of historic monuments and national heritage protection, museums and fine arts, film and cinema,  mass media, culture not otherwise specified, research and development in the areas of culture and media. According to the statistics, cities concentrate their expenditures mainly in the areas of theatre, concerts (including opera), and museums. Major expenditures of the cantons are directed toward the conservation of nature and landscapes.

Table 5:     State cultural expenditure: cultural sectors and expenditure categories, by level of government, in million CHF, 2011 *

Cultural sectors and expenditure categories by level of government

Total

Confederation, Cantons, Communes

2 593.9

Concerts and Theatre Performances

557.1

Libraries

340.1

Conservation of Historic Monuments and National Heritage Protection

261.7

Museums and Fine Arts

471.4

Film and Cinema**

63.4

Mass Media

119.7

Culture, not otherwise specified

776.6

Research and Development in the areas of Culture and Media**

3.9

Confederation

266.9

Concerts and Theatre Performances

7.8

Libraries

30.6

Conservation of Historic Monuments and National Heritage Protection

21.4

Museums and Fine Arts

54.9

Film and Cinema**

43.7

Mass Media

44.7

Culture, not otherwise specified

59.9

Research and Development in the areas of Culture and Media**

3.9

Cantons***

997.3

Concerts and Theatre Performances

259.8

Libraries

122.5

Conservation of Historic Monuments and National Heritage Protection

194.2

Museums and Fine Arts

192.1

Film and Cinema**

14.4

Mass Media

6.7

Culture, not otherwise specified

207.6

Research and Development in the areas of Culture and Media**

-

Communes

1 329.7

Concerts and Theatre Performances

289.5

Libraries

187.1

Conservation of Historic Monuments and National Heritage Protection

46.1

Museums and Fine Arts

224.3

Film and Cinema**

5.3

Mass Media

68.3

Culture, not otherwise specified

509.2

Research and Development in the areas of Culture and Media**

-

Source:     Federal Office of Statistics; Federal Finance Administration.
*               New financial statistics were introduced at the beginning of 2008. Comparisons with previous years are therefore possible only to a limited extent.
**             Up until 2007, this category was included under "Mass Media".
***           Lottery contributions are included in cantonal expenditures.


Chapter published: 13-11-2014


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