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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2004 (Reissue)  
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Contents >> Funding by Government and Business >> Sources of Support for Arts and Cultural Organisations

SOURCES OF SUPPORT FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANISATIONS

In 1999-2000, the ABS collected financial details for selected cultural industries, through a series of surveys of businesses and organisations.


Public libraries were the most reliant on government funding (92% of their total income), with Botanic gardens running a close second (80%). At the other end of the scale, those organisations involved in Music and theatre production relied least on public funds, with only 23% of their total income sourced from government.


Music and theatre production was the area where sponsorship was greatest, receiving $25.0m in financial and in-kind support in 1999-2000, whilst Performing arts festivals ($20.9m) and Museums ($19.7m) also benefited from substantial sponsorship.


Museums received the largest amount ($33.8m or almost 70% of their income) of donations and bequests made to arts and cultural organisations in the financial year, and the largest amount of private funds overall ($53.5m).

4.5 SUPPORT FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANISATIONS(a) - 1999-2000

Fundraising income
Sponsorship
Donations, bequests, etc.
Total
Government funding
Total funding
Total income

VALUE ($m)

Museums
19.7
33.8
53.5
487.2
540.7
716.4
Public libraries
np
np
(b)10.8
646.6
657.4
705.0
Botanic gardens
2.2
2.4
4.6
73.4
78.0
91.8
Music and theatre production
25.0
8.9
33.9
116.7
150.6
505.4
Performing arts venues
7.0
3.0
10.0
93.5
103.5
315.9
Performing arts festivals
20.9
1.2
22.1
27.1
49.2
102.7

AS PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL INCOME (%)

Museums
2.7
4.7
7.5
68.0
75.5
100.0
Public libraries
np
np
(b)1.5
91.7
93.2
100.0
Botanic gardens
2.4
2.6
5.0
80.0
85.0
100.0
Music and theatre production
4.9
1.8
6.7
23.1
29.8
100.0
Performing arts venues
2.2
0.9
3.2
29.6
32.8
100.0
Performing arts festivals
20.4
1.2
21.5
26.4
47.9
100.0

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) Excludes funds provided as loans or advances.
(b) Includes some other income such as interest.
ABS, Service Industry Surveys, 1999-2000 (cat. nos. 8560.0, 8561.0, 8563.0 and 8697.0).


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