Australian Bureau of Statistics
4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2012
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FUNDING BY GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS
Australian Government expenditure
In 2011-12, almost three quarters (74% or $1,744.5m) of Australian Government funded expenditure supported Arts activities in 2011-12 with the majority of this being directed to Radio and television services (73% or $1,271.2m).
Australian Government funded expenditure on heritage activities fell by $27.2m (4%) between 2010-11 and 2011-12. This fall was offset by a 4% ($65.8m) increase in funding for Arts, resulting in an overall increase of $38.6m (2%) in Australian Government funded expenditure for cultural activities.
As a result of these movements, the value of expenditure per person for Heritage activities fell by 6%, from $28.80 in 2010-11 to $27.10 in 2011-12, whilst the value for Arts activities increased by 2% from $75.70 to $77.50 per person for the same period.
State and Territory Government expenditure
In contrast to the Australian Government, just under three quarters (74%) of funded cultural expenditure by state and territory governments was directed to Heritage activities with the category of Environmental heritage receiving the largest share (54%). Almost all state and territory governments directed more money to Environmental heritage than any other category with just under three quarters (72%) of the Australian Capital Territory's heritage expenditure being directed to this activity. In Western Australia and Queensland, expenditure on Environmental heritage accounted for 69% and 63% of funded expenditure on heritage activities respectively.
Funded expenditure on Arts activities increased by $98.5m (13%) between 2010-11 and 2011-12. This resulted in the value of expenditure per person for Arts activities increasing from $34.60 per person in 2010-11 to $38.50 per person in 2011-12.
EXPENDITURE ON CULTURE BY BUSINESS
Businesses can fund cultural activities in several ways with assistance usually taking the form of cash sponsorships, in-kind support (e.g. products, materials, advertising, services) or donations.
For sponsorships or in-kind support, businesses often receive advertising or promotional benefits. Donations, on the other hand, are usually made unconditionally. While the donor is not repaid with any benefit or service, businesses and individuals can receive taxation benefits for donations of cash or property to organisations such as those listed on the Australian Government's Register of Cultural Organisations.
Information provided by the Ministry for the Arts from the Register of Cultural Organisations shows that the number of donations to Cultural Organisations declined from 167,930 in 2010-11 to 160,805 in 2011-12. However, the average value of donations increased from $424 to $465. A total of $74.8m was donated by individuals, business and charitable trusts and foundations in 2011-12.
REGISTER OF CULTURAL ORGANISATIONS — Number and value of donations received(a) — 2008–09 to 2011–12
(a) Includes contributions from individuals, business, and charitable trusts/foundations.
(b) The number and value of donations received for these financial years may increase, as further statistical returns are received from registered cultural organisations.
Source: Ministry for the Arts, Register of Cultural Organisations
The Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG) annually surveys major performing arts companies about the corporate sponsorship and private donations they receive. According to the 2012 survey, $64.1m was given to the 28 major opera, music, dance, drama and circus companies in Australia which is more than double the revenue received in 2001 ($30.3m). Growth in private giving has been the main driver with revenue from this source increasing from $7.7m in 2001 to $31.3m in 2012. Private giving accounted for almost half (49%) of total sponsorship and donation revenue reported in the latest survey.
By comparison, revenue from corporate sponsorship has grown at a slower rate increasing from $21.7m in 2001 to $30.4m in 2012. Over this period corporate sponsorship as a proportion of total sponsorship and donation revenue has fallen from 72% to 47%. A net amount of $2.5m (4%) was received from fundraising events.
Findings from the survey are published in the summary report Tracking Changes in Corporate Sponsorship and Private Donations which is available on the AMPAG website ampag.com.au.
Taxpayers can make tax deductible donations to private ancillary funds. According to the Australian Taxation Office's publication Taxation Statistics, 2010-11, for the 2010-11 income year, over $28m was distributed to cultural organisations from private ancillary funds. For more information please visit the Australian Taxation Office's website, http://www.ato.gov.au.
PRIVATE ANCILLARY FUND DONATIONS AND DISTRIBUTIONS, Cultural organisations — 2003-04 to 2010-11(a)(b)
(b) Data for each financial year includes data processed up to 31 October of the following year.
(c) For 2007-08, the cultural organisations category distributions decreased by 75.5% which is mainly attributable to there being a significant one-off distribution during the 2006-07 financial year.
Source: Taxation Statistics, 2010-11, Australian Taxation Office, October 2012.
Service industry surveys
The ABS collected financial details through surveys of businesses and organisations for Museums in 2007-08 and Performing arts in 2006-07. Information from these surveys can be found in Museums, Australia 2007-08 (cat. no. 8560.0) and Performing Arts, Australia, 2006-07 (cat. no. 8697.0) available on the ABS website.
Cultural Funding by Government, Australia, 2011-12 (cat. no. 4183.0)
Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG), Tracking Changes in Corporate Sponsorship and Private Donations 2013, viewed 18 September 2013, http://ampag.com.au.
Australian Taxation Office (ATO), Taxation Statistics, 2010-11, viewed 18 September 2013, http://www.ato.gov.au.
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This page last updated 30 October 2013