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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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The estimate of cultural expenditure funded by the Victorian Government was $629.1m in 2012-13 which represented 19% of the cultural expenditure funded by state and territory governments. Recurrent expenses accounted for 80% of Victorian Government cultural expenditure. The estimate of per person expenditure funded by the Victorian Government was $110.70.

The estimate of expenditure of Victorian Government funds on Heritage activities rose from $405.1m in 2011-12 to $437.0m in 2012-13, an increase of 8%. The main drivers of this increase were Environmental heritage, and Other museums and cultural heritage with increases of $23.2m (13%) and $8.7m (11%) respectively. Victorian Government expenditure in all other Heritage categories remained relatively stable.


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In 2012-13 the estimate of expenditure of Victorian Government funds on Arts activities fell 18% to $192.1m. Driving this fall was a reduction in funded expenditure on Performing arts venues of $48.5m (down 48%) due primarily to the completion of capital projects. Despite the reduction, this category still accounts for the largest proportion (27%) of funded expenditure by the Victorian Government on Arts activities. Partially offsetting this was an increase in expenditure on Other Arts which rose by $8.5m (up 27%).


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