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 Tasmanian Government rose 3% to $133.6m which represented 4% of the total cultural expenditure funded by state and territory governments. Recurrent expenses accounted for 90% of Tasmanian Government cultural expenditure. The estimate of per person expenditure by the Tasmanian Government was $260.70.

In 2012-13, the estimate of expenditure of Tasmanian Government funds for Heritage activities rose 3% to $121.6m. Driving this movement were increases in the categories of Other museums and cultural heritage, Environmental heritage and Art museums, up $3.0m, $2.7m and $2.5m respectively. Partially offsetting these increases was a reduction in expenditure on Libraries, down $4.3m. Expenditure on Environmental heritage accounted for almost half (49%) of all Tasmanian Government funded Heritage expenditure.


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In 2012-13, the estimate of expenditure by the Tasmanian Government for Arts activities was $12.0m which was similar to Arts expenditure in 2011-12 despite fluctuations at the category level. Expenditure on Music performance rose $0.8m (26%) between 2011-12 and 2012-13, however this was offset by a reduction in expenditure on Visual arts and crafts, down $0.7m (44%) over the same period. For the remaining funding categories, fluctuations in expenditure were relatively small.

Music performance and Other arts were the two largest categories for Arts expenditure, accounting for 66% of all funded expenditure by the Tasmanian Government on Arts activities.


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