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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2007  
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Contents >> 4.0 Funding by Government and Business - Introduction >> 4.3 Sources of Support for Arts and Cultural Organisations

SOURCES OF SUPPORT FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANISATIONS

In various years including 1999-2000, 2002-03 and 2003-04, the ABS collected financial details for selected cultural industries, through a series of surveys of businesses and organisations. Care must be taken when interpreting these figures as different industries were surveyed in different years.


Public libraries were the most reliant on government funding (93% of their total income in 2003-04), with Botanic gardens running a close second (80% in 1999-2000). At the other end of the scale, those organisations involved in Music and theatre production relied least on public funds, with only 22% of their total income sourced from government in 2002-03.


Sponsorship was highest for performing arts festivals which received $20.9m in financial and in-kind support in 1999-2000.


Museums received the largest amount of private funds overall ($89m in 2003-04). Music and theatre production also received a large amount of private funding ($45.5m in 2002-03).

4.5 SUPPORT FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANISATIONS(a)

FUNDRAISING INCOME
Year
Sponsorship
Donations,
bequests, etc.
Total
Government
funding
Total
funding
Total
income

VALUE ($m)

Museums
2003-04
np
np
89.0
628.0
717.0
919.4
Public libraries
2003-04
np
np
(b)7.5
781.2
788.7
839.0
Botanic gardens
1999-00
2.2
2.4
4.6
73.4
78.0
91.8
Music and theatre production
2002-03
np
np
45.5
134.4
179.9
622.1
Performing arts venues
1999-00
7.0
3.0
10.0
93.5
103.5
315.9
Performing arts festivals
1999-00
20.9
1.2
22.1
27.1
49.2
102.7

AS A PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL INCOME (%)

Museums
2003-04
np
np
9.7
68.3
78.0
100.0
Public libraries
2003-04
np
np
(b)0.9
93.1
94.0
100.0
Botanic gardens
1999-00
2.4
2.6
5.0
80.0
85.0
100.0
Music and theatre production
2002-03
np
np
7.3
21.6
28.9
100.0
Performing arts venues
1999-00
2.2
0.9
3.2
29.6
32.8
100.0
Performing arts festivals
1999-00
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, 2002-03, 2003-04 (cat. nos. 8560.0, 8561.0, 8563.0 and 8697.0).


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