In 2011-12 the estimate of Australian Government funded expenditure on Arts was $1,744.5m. This was an increase of 4% from 2010-11, and accounts for 74% of the total expenditure funded by the Australian Government.
The Arts categories with the highest reported expenditure were Radio and television services ($1,271.2m), Other arts ($154.3m) and Film and video production and distribution ($107.3m). The Other arts category comprises activities and services such as administration, maintenance and operation that cannot be assigned to a specific category. Together these three categories account for 88% of all funded expenditure on Arts undertaken by the Australian Government.
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT CULTURAL EXPENDITURE,
By selected categories