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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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In 2012-13, the estimate of cultural expenditure funded by the Queensland Government was $534.8m or 16% of the cultural expenditure funded by state and territory governments. This was a fall of 12% from $608.2m in 2011-12. Recurrent expenses accounted for 94% of Queensland Government cultural expenditure. The estimate of per person expenditure funded by the Queensland Government was $115.90.

In 2012-13, the estimate of expenditure of Queensland Government funds on Heritage activities fell to $401.2m, a drop of 14%. Contributing to this movement were reductions in the categories of Environmental heritage, Other museums and cultural heritage, and Art museums with falls of $42.5m, $14.2m and $6.6m respectively. Reduced expenditure on capital projects accounted for more than two thirds (69%) of the decreased expenditure on Heritage activities.


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In 2012-13, the estimate of expenditure of Queensland Government funds on Arts activities was $133.6m, a fall of 7% from 2011-12. The category reporting the largest decrease in expenditure was Performing arts venues with a fall of $6.3m (down 30%). Most of this fall was due to the completion of capital projects. Expenditure in the category of Music performance rose $0.8m (up 12%) in 2012-13.

Despite a fall of $3.1m (down 4%) in 2012-13, Other arts accounted for more than half (53%) of all expenditure funded by the Queensland Government on Arts activities.


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