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4183.0 - Cultural Funding by Government, Australia, 2010-11 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/11/2012   
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The estimate of expenditure on the Arts, funded by the state and territory governments, rose 19% in 2010-11 and was 25% of the total state and territory government expenditure on cultural activities. This rise was the result of large increases in expenditure for Performing arts venues (up 21%), Film and video production and distribution (up 21%) and Other arts (up 37%). (Tables 3 and 4)

STATE AND TERRITORY GOVERNMENT ARTS EXPENDITURE, By selected categories - 2009-10 and 2010-11
Graph: STATE AND TERRITORY GOVERNMENT ARTS EXPENDITURE, By selected categories—2009-10 and 2010-11

The Victorian (27%), Queensland (18%) and Western Australian (18%) Governments accounted for 63% of all Arts expenditure in 2010-11. Performing arts venues accounted for the highest amount of state and territory Arts expenditure ($216.2m) in 2010-11. The Victorian Government provided 37% and the New South Wales Government contributed 22% of the estimate of expenditure in this category.

Other arts and Film and video production and distribution were also major components of Arts expenditure, accounting for $184.6m and $118.4m respectively. The South Australian and Victorian Governments accounted for 75% of the estimate of expenditure on Film and video production and distribution.

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