4183.0 - Cultural Funding by Government, Australia, 2012-13 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/05/2014  Final
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NORTHERN TERRITORY

OVERVIEW

In 2012-13, the estimate of cultural expenditure funded by the Northern Territory Government was $104.4m, an increase of 19% from 2011-12. The 2012-13 estimate was 3% of the total of state and territory government funded expenditure on cultural activities. Recurrent expenses accounted for 88% of Northern Territory Government cultural expenditure. The estimate of per person expenditure funded by the Northern Territory Government was $438.60.

In 2012-13, the estimate of expenditure funded by the Northern Territory Government on Heritage activities rose by 25% to $92.7m. This rise was largely attributable to increases in expenditure on Environmental heritage and Art museums up $13.7m and $4.9m respectively. Environmental heritage accounted for 61% of Northern Territory funded Heritage expenditure in 2012-13.


NT GOVERNMENT HERITAGE EXPENDITURE

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In 2012-13, the estimate of expenditure of Northern Territory Government funds for Arts activities fell 15% to $11.8m. Whilst decreased expenditure was reported in the majority of funding categories between 2011-12 and 2012-13, the largest contributors to this movement were Music performance, Music composition and publishing, and Performing arts venues with falls of $1.5m, $1.3m and $1.2m respectively. Conversely, the category with the largest increase in expenditure was Other performing arts rising $1.8m. Expenditure on Other arts accounted for more than one third (38%) of all Arts expenditure funded by the Northern Territory Government in 2012-13.


NT GOVERNMENT ARTS EXPENDITURE, By selected categories


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