4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2010  
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STATE AND TERRITORY GOVERNMENT FUNDING

In 2008-09, funding for cultural activities provided by state and territory governments was $3,033.7m, which was 45% of total cultural funding provided by all levels of government in Australia. This was an increase of $222.9m or 7.9% on 2007-08 when state and territory government funding for cultural activities was $2,810.8m.

The majority of cultural funding provided by state and territory government in 2008-09 was allocated to environmental heritage ($1,397.0m or 46%), compared with $1,327.2m (47%) in 2007-08. New South Wales had the highest proportion of state and territory government funding for environmental heritage (55%), followed by Western Australia (54%), Northern Territory (52%), Australian Capital Territory (45%), Queensland (43%), Tasmania (42%) and South Australian and Victoria (35%).

Funding for arts activities increased by 20% in 2008-09 to $719.9m, compared with $600.0m in 2007-08. This resulted in the value of funding per-person for arts activities increasing by 17%, from $28.25 per-person in 2007-08, to $33.14 per-person in 2008-09.

4.3 Cultural Funding, By State and territory government - Australia - 2007-08 and 2008-09

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Total
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

2007-08
Heritage
Art museums
49.9
43.7
36.4
10.9
12.1
5.6
6.6
2.5
167.6
Other museums and cultural heritage
138.3
46.9
37.1
18.0
49.3
9.1
9.8
7.0
315.3
Environmental heritage
413.0
209.9
261.0
90.1
233.9
41.4
44.1
33.8
1 327.2
Libraries
67.3
85.9
48.8
29.6
37.6
19.0
12.0
12.1
312.3
Archives
7.9
15.1
51.9
6.5
2.3
2.5
1.4
0.8
88.5
Total heritage
676.3
401.4
435.2
155.2
335.2
77.5
73.8
56.2
2 210.8
Arts
Literature and print media
1.4
1.6
1.5
0.7
1.6
0.2
0.9
0.2
8.2
Music performance
10.1
77.1
3.7
5.1
5.1
2.6
0.7
1.2
105.6
Drama
3.9
3.7
3.9
4.8
5.0
0.7
0.5
1.0
23.3
Dance
2.4
2.6
3.1
2.2
2.6
0.7
0.4
0.6
14.7
Music theatre and opera
3.3
4.3
6.3
1.2
1.6
0.2
-
-
16.8
Other performing arts
0.7
11.9
12.2
3.5
6.8
1.3
0.1
0.1
36.7
Performing arts venues
21.8
22.9
32.9
15.0
26.4
0.8
1.9
8.2
129.9
Music composition and publishing
-
-
0.2
0.1
-
-
-
0.7
1.1
Visual arts and crafts
7.7
4.2
5.3
3.1
4.7
0.9
1.1
1.1
28.2
Design
-
1.8
0.1
-
0.5
-
-
1.0
3.4
Radio and television services
0.1
-
-
0.1
-
-
-
0.1
0.3
Film and video production and distribution
10.9
44.6
19.6
9.0
14.5
1.1
0.4
0.2
100.3
Multimedia
0.1
2.2
0.4
1.7
0.6
0.1
0.2
1.1
6.3
Other arts
27.4
30.6
24.2
19.6
16.7
0.9
4.3
1.6
125.2
Total arts
89.8
207.5
113.4
66.1
86.1
9.6
10.6
17.0
600.0
Total
766.1
608.9
548.6
221.2
421.3
87.1
84.4
73.2
2 810.8
2008-09
Heritage
Art museums
34.0
49.8
50.5
14.2
12.4
5.3
6.6
2.5
175.2
Other museums and cultural heritage
121.4
68.9
54.3
27.4
39.7
10.2
11.4
5.0
338.3
Environmental heritage
432.9
207.3
289.8
91.8
258.5
39.5
42.5
34.6
1 397.0
Libraries
68.1
81.4
63.8
34.3
43.8
23.2
10.4
12.4
337.4
Archives
7.8
15.4
29.2
6.2
2.1
2.9
1.3
0.9
65.9
Total heritage
664.1
422.8
487.5
174.1
356.5
81.0
72.3
55.5
2 313.8
Arts
Literature and print media
1.7
12.7
1.4
0.6
1.5
0.6
0.1
0.3
18.9
Music performance
12.9
26.1
4.5
4.3
5.0
3.1
1.0
2.0
58.8
Drama
5.5
4.4
6.3
5.1
6.7
0.6
0.3
1.3
30.1
Dance
2.4
3.6
4.4
1.8
4.8
0.3
0.4
0.7
18.2
Music theatre and opera
2.5
4.8
5.6
1.9
1.9
0.3
-
-
16.9
Other performing arts
2.4
13.0
12.9
1.5
1.9
2.9
0.1
0.1
34.6
Performing arts venues
45.9
21.7
83.7
22.2
55.5
0.4
1.2
10.6
241.2
Music composition and publishing
-
0.1
0.2
-
-
-
-
0.1
0.5
Visual arts and crafts
8.1
4.1
10.6
3.9
8.1
1.9
1.1
3.4
41.1
Design
0.8
3.0
0.2
0.2
0.7
0.1
-
-
4.9
Radio and television services
0.8
0.1
-
0.1
0.6
-
-
0.1
1.7
Film and video production and distribution
11.3
53.6
19.0
21.0
16.5
0.6
0.4
0.3
122.7
Multimedia
0.2
2.4
0.2
1.6
0.3
-
-
1.2
5.9
Other arts
27.1
26.2
17.3
25.1
20.9
1.2
5.5
0.9
124.2
Total arts
121.6
175.6
166.2
89.2
124.2
12.0
10.1
20.9
719.9
Total
785.7
598.4
653.7
263.3
480.7
93.1
82.4
76.4
3 033.7

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
Source: Cultural Funding by Government, Australia, 2008-09 (cat. no. 4183.0)






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