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Cultural services (COFOG-A 082)

Australian System of Government Finance Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods
Reference period
2015
Released
23/12/2015
Next release Unknown
First release
A1C.167.

Cultural services (COFOG-A 082) consists of government expenditure on cultural services. This category is further classified into:

  • film production services (COFOG-A 0821); and
  • cultural services not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 0829).

Film production services (COFOG-A 0821)

A1C.168.

Film production services (COFOG-A 0821) consists of:

  • the administration of film production affairs; supervision and regulation of film production services; and
  • the operation or support of film production services.

Includes: Support of film production.

Excludes: Support of cultural services for distribution beyond national boundaries (classified to external affairs (COFOG-A 0113)).

Cultural services not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 0829)

A1C.169.

Cultural services not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 0829) consists of:

  • the provision of cultural services; administration of cultural affairs; supervision and regulation of cultural facilities;
  • the operation or support of facilities for cultural pursuits (libraries, museums, art galleries, theatres, exhibition halls, monuments, historic houses and sites, zoological and botanical gardens; aquariums, arboreta, etc.); production, operation or support of cultural events (concerts, stage productions, art shows, etc.); and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support individual artists, writers, designers, composers and others working in the arts or organisations engaged in promoting cultural activities.

Includes: National, regional or local celebrations provided they are not intended chiefly to attract tourists; administration of arts grants; acquisition and maintenance of public artworks; support for places on the Commonwealth Heritage List and the National Heritage List which are not part of national parks and wildlife services; purchase and maintenance of historic houses or sites; purchase and maintenance of historic or commemorative monuments; science centre operations; lending and reference libraries and book mobiles; provision of books; library archives; support of library research; dance rehearsal studios; entertainment centres; opera houses; playhouses; orchestras; circuses; music festivals; support for community arts networks and programs; performing or visual arts education; commercial video and film hiring; wildlife parks where animals are actively managed; units such as aquaria operation where an entertainment or performance element is included.

Excludes: Cultural events intended for presentation beyond national boundaries (classified to external affairs (COFOG-A 0113)); national, regional or local celebrations intended chiefly to attract tourists (classified to tourism (COFOG-A 0463)); production of cultural material intended for distribution by broadcasting (classified to broadcasting services (COFOG-A 0831)); places on the Commonwealth Heritage List and National Heritage List which are part of national parks and wildlife services (classified to protection of biodiversity and landscape (COFOG-A 0541)); film production services (classified to film production services (COFOG-A 0821)); historical societies which are not managing museums or maintaining collections (classified to recreation, culture and religion not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 0899)); heritage theme parks which do not have original buildings or collections of artefacts (classified to recreation, culture and religion not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 0899)); libraries and other reference services serving mainly executive and legislative organs (classified to executive and legislative organs (COFOG-A 0111)); wildlife sanctuaries where animals and protected but not actively managed (classified to protection of biodiversity and landscape (COFOG-A 0541)); broadcasting services and operation (classified to broadcasting services (COFOG-A 0831)); publishing services and operations (classified to publishing services (COFOG-A 0832)); film production services and operation (classified to film production services (COFOG-A 0821)); community festivals such as food, wine or ethnic festivals (classified to recreation, culture and religion not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 0899)); community centres, multipurpose halls and civic centres used for both recreational and cultural purposes (classified to community centres and halls (COFOG-A 0891)).