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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AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

OVERVIEW

In 2012-13, the estimate of cultural expenditure funded by the Australian Capital Territory Government increased by 20% to $147.3m, which was 4% of the total cultural expenditure funded by state and territory governments. Over two-thirds (68%) of cultural expenditure funded by the Australian Capital Territory Government was for recurrent activities. The estimate of per person expenditure funded by the Australian Capital Territory Government was $389.80.

In 2012-13, the estimate of expenditure funded by the Australian Capital Territory Government on Heritage activities rose by 28% to $116.3m. Driving this increase was expenditure on Environmental heritage which rose by $25.6m (up 42%) to $86.8m and accounted for 75% of the expenditure of Heritage funds.


ACT GOVERNMENT HERITAGE EXPENDITURE
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In 2012-13, the estimate of expenditure funded by Australian Capital Territory Government on Arts activities fell by 3% to $31.1m. Driving the fall in expenditure were the categories of Visual arts and crafts, and Music theatre and opera falling by $3.5m (down 55%) and $1.2m (down 91%) respectively. Partially offsetting this fall were relatively small increases in expenditure across a number of Arts categories. Performing arts venues accounted for 35% of all Arts expenditure funded by the Australian Capital Territory Government.


ACT GOVERNMENT ARTS EXPENDITURE, By selected categories

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