Australian Bureau of Statistics
1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2006
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/01/2006
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FUNDING FOR HERITAGE AND ARTS
In 2003-04 total funding of over $1 billion was allocated to both broadcasting and film activities ($1,075.8m) and nature parks and reserves ($1,051.8m) by the Australian, state and territory governments. The other major recipients of funding from these governments were museums (excluding art museums) with $527.2m, and libraries and archives with $473.1m (table 12.25). It is not possible to determine the contribution of local governments to these activities because comprehensive details regarding funding by local governments are not available for 2003-04.
Local governments are significant providers of library services to the community. For 2000-01, when information about funding by local government was available in greater detail, libraries and archives received more than half of the heritage and arts funding provided by local governments ($458.7m out of a total of $872.4m). This was 55% of the total funding provided to libraries and archives by all three levels of government.
The ABS conducted the Business Generosity Survey in respect of 2000-01. During the 12 months businesses gave $1,447m to organisations or individuals, of which 'arts and culture activities' (namely the performing arts; the creative arts; museum, art gallery and library activities; and zoological or botanical parks and gardens operation) received $70m. This comprised $40m of sponsorship, $23m of donations and over $6m of 'business to community projects' funding. Sport and recreation activities received 43% of the total given by businesses to organisations or individuals. For additional information see Funding for sport and recreation. Other activities covered by the survey were community service and welfare, health, education and training, and environmental activities.
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