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4183.0 - Cultural Funding by Government, Australia, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
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APPENDIX FUNDING CATEGORIES


INTRODUCTION

The Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications (ACLC) comprise three separate classifications: the Industry Classification; the Product Classification; and the Occupation Classification. These classifications focus on the economic side of culture and leisure activities - the way culture and leisure activities are linked to the economy through direct expenditure and employment.

In this publication, categories of expenditure have, where possible, been aligned with the activities covered by the Arts and Heritage divisions of the Industry Classification in the ACLC.


ARTS

This division consists of units mainly engaged in the creation, manufacturing and sale of goods and services relating to literature, radio, television, film, digital content, visual arts and crafts, design, and performing arts including music.

The types of funding included in each category of this division are shown below.


Dance

Funding for the presentation of dance performances, including ballet, classical, modern or contemporary dance. Includes funding for the provision of choreography services.


Design

Funding for the creative, artistic and aesthetic design of objects, concepts, environments and services.


Drama

Funding for the presentation of theatrical performances, including comedy. Theatrical performances are those where a dramatic narrative is the primary focus.


Film and video production and distribution

Funding for the production or post-production of films, videos or other media containing moving images. Funding for the acquisition of distribution rights and the distribution of films and video productions for exhibition to motion picture theatres, television networks and stations and to other businesses for hire, sale or resale.


Literature and print media

Funding for creative writing and the printing, publishing and selling of hardcopy or electronic format literature products including books, newspapers, periodicals, articles and stories, magazines, sheet music, screenwriting and scriptwriting.


Multimedia

Funding for the development, creation and production of interactive content for digital products and services. Funding for the provision of electronic access to information services and broadcasting radio and television programs on the Internet.


Music composition and publishing

Funding for the creation or publishing of musical compositions, or the creation or release of recordings of music or other audio material. Includes the wholesaling and retailing of recorded audio media, and the retailing of recorded video media.


Music performance

Funding for the performance of vocal and/or instrumental music. Includes funding of performance for the purpose of recording or for later broadcast.


Music theatre and opera

Funding for the presentation of performances of musical theatre or opera in which there is a relatively even balance between musical and theatrical elements.


Other arts

Funding for the administration, maintenance, operation, construction, etc. of arts and cultural activities and services that cannot be assigned to one of the preceding categories.

Includes funding for the following:

  • the administration of multi-arts grants
  • multi-arts festivals
  • national, regional or local celebrations where the arts are the predominant activity
  • programs or projects which allow greater community access to the arts
  • teaching skills specific to the arts
  • designing or constructing sets or designing/making/hiring costumes
  • musical instrument retailing
  • copyright collection agencies
  • recorded media manufacturing
  • wholesaling or retailing recorded media containing computer games/software
  • still film and photographic libraries where the predominant activity is the sale of rights to photographs, etc.
  • drama and dance schools.


Other performing arts

Funding for the presentation of artistic performances which are not defined in the previously listed performing arts categories. Includes funding for the provision of services to music and the performing arts including services used in presentations, management and organisational issues, recruitment and the representation of performers and musicians.


Performing arts venues

Funding for the operation, construction or maintenance of venues mainly engaged in the presentation and rehearsal of performing arts.


Radio services and television services

Funding for radio or television program production and broadcasting. This includes national broadcasting services, commercial broadcasting services, community broadcasting services, subscription broadcasting services, subscription narrowcasting services and open narrowcasting services.


Visual arts and crafts

Funding for the production and retailing of one-off or limited series visual arts and crafts products in either traditional or contemporary styles including digital works. Visual arts and crafts products include paintings, murals, drawings, cartoons, prints, photographic works of art, art installations, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, jewellery, woven or printed textile art, clothing and wearables, carvings, furniture, glass craft, metal craft and leather craft. Commercial photography services are also included.


HERITAGE

This division consists of units mainly engaged in the management of sites and collections which represent the natural or cultural environment of Australia and the rest of the world. The sites and collections have historic, aesthetic, scientific, environmental or social significance. 'Significance' may be of relevance on an international, national or sub-national basis (i.e. state/territory, local region or community). This division also includes the retailing and restoration of antiques and collectibles.

The types of funding included in each category of this division are shown below.


Archives

Funding for the permanent (or long-term) preservation of unique records, selected because of their administrative, financial, legal, evidential or other information value, which are generally no longer required for the conduct of current activities by government agencies, non-government organisations or private individuals.

Funding for the provision of services which include the description and preservation of archival material and the provision of archival research and reference facilities. The archival records may be stored and accessed electronically or otherwise.


Art museums

Funding for the acquisition, collection management, conservation, interpretation, communication and exhibition of visual arts and crafts on the basis of their aesthetic and historic value. Visual arts and crafts include paintings, murals, drawings, cartoons, prints, photographic works of art, digital works of art, art installations, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, jewellery, woven or printed textile art, clothing and wearables, carvings, furniture, glass craft, metal craft and leather craft.


Environmental heritage

Funding for the operation, management of sites, areas and collections such as national parks, fauna and flora reserves, zoological parks, aquaria and botanic gardens.


Libraries

Funding for the acquisition, collection, conservation and loan of materials such as books, magazines, manuscripts, musical scores, recordings, maps and prints.

Funding for the provision of information services and facilities, research, information and materials that may be stored and accessed electronically or otherwise.


Other museums and cultural heritage

Funding for the acquisition, collection management, conservation, interpretation, communication and exhibition of Heritage objects and artefacts.


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