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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 South Australian Government was $261.5m or 8% of the cultural expenditure funded by state and territory governments. This estimate is similar to that reported in 2011-12 ($262.1m). Recurrent expenses accounted for 90% of South Australian Government funded cultural expenditure. The estimate of per person expenditure funded by the South Australian Government was $157.30.

In 2012-13, the estimate of expenditure of South Australian Government funds on Heritage activities was $168.7m. Whilst this remained similar to the level of funded expenditure on Heritage activities in 2011-12, there were some changes to the distribution of cultural expenditure in 2012-13. Expenditure on Art museums, Other museums and cultural heritage, Libraries and Archives rose by $13.1m collectively to be 19% higher than 2011-12. However, this increase was offset by a fall in expenditure on Environmental heritage of $13.3m (down 13%). Despite this fall, Environmental heritage still accounted for more than half (52%) of expenditure funded by the South Australian Government on heritage activities.


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In 2012-13 the estimate of expenditure of South Australian Government funds for Arts activities was $92.8m which was similar to Arts expenditure in 2011-12 ($93.3m). Funding for Film and video production and distribution fell $12.0m (down 39%) in 2012-13 due primarily to the completion of capital projects. Offsetting this was increased expenditure in the categories of Other arts ($2.3m), Performing arts venues ($1.6m), Design ($1.6m) and Music performance ($1.3m). With the exception of Design, most of these movements were the result of increased recurrent expenses.


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