COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Austria/ 6.2 Public cultural expenditure  

6.2.3 Sector breakdown

Table 2:    Public cultural expenditure by sector according to LIKUS, in million EUR, 2013

Domain

Federal State

Provinces

Municipalities

Total

 

M. EUR

%

M. EUR

%

M. EUR

%

M. EUR

%

Total

800.97

100.0

911.49

100.0

726.80

100.0

2 439.27

100.0

Museums, archives, science

146.67

18.3

125.46

13.8

59.01

8.1

331.14

13.6

Historical monuments

67.05

8.4

26.10

2.9

80.75

11.1

173.89

7.1

Folk culture, preservation of homeland and tradition

0.51

0.1

9.31

1.0

26.57

3.7

36.39

1.5

Literature

9.24

1.2

4.21

0.5

2.82

0.4

16.27

0.7

Libraries

21.59

2.7

34.62

3.8

33.45

4.6

89.66

3.7

Press

10.15

1.3

0.00

0.0

0.07

0.0

10.22

0.4

Music

7.28

0.9

36.67

4.0

60.22

8.3

104.17

4.3

Performing arts

164.82

20.6

200.85

22.0

66.08

9.1

431.75

17.7

Visual arts, foto. architecture, design

8.88

1.1

15.54

1.7

5.97

0.8

30.39

1.2

Film, cinema, video

35.45

4.4

6.50

0.7

2.49

0.3

44.44

1.8

Radio, television

-

-

-

-

0.30

0.0

0.30

0.0

Cultural initiatives, centres

6.47

0.8

29.92

3.3

156.77

21.6

193.15

7.9

Educational activities

266.93

33.3

223.83

24.6

194.00

26.7

684.76

28.1

Adult education

0.11

0.0

-

-

1.18

0.2

1.28

0.1

International cultural exchange

25.95

3.2

0.02

0.0

-

-

25.96

1.1

Major events

15.20

1.9

22.84

2.5

16.59

2.3

54.63

2.2

Miscellaneous

14.68

1.8

175.61

19.3

20.56

2.8

210.85

8.6

Cultural expenditure in % of GDP

0.25

0.28

0.23

0.76

Cultural expenditure per capita

94 EUR

108 EUR

86 EUR

288 EUR

Source:    STATISTIK AUSTRIA, Kulturstatistik 2013, Table F.1.

Table 2a:  Public cultural expenditure by sector according to LIKUS, in million EUR, 2012

Domain

Federal State

Provinces

Municipalities

Total

 

M. EUR

%

M. EUR

%

M. EUR

%

M. EUR

%

Total

804.55

100

914.22

100

691.39

100

2 410.16

100

Museums, archives, science

142.48

17.7

127.59

14.0

72.77

10.5

342.83

14.2

Historical monuments

85.04

10.6

27.08

3.0

81.75

11.8

193.87

8.0

Folk culture, preservation of homeland and tradition

0.51

0.1

8.74

1.0

18.47

2.7

27.72

1.2

Literature

9.09

1.1

4.12

0.5

2.85

0.4

16.06

0.7

Libraries

21.65

2.7

33.99

3.7

32.11

4.6

87.75

3.6

Press

9.62

1.2

0.00

0.0

0.01

0.0

9.64

0.4

Music

8.70

1.1

36.90

4.0

53.51

7.7

99.11

4.1

Performing arts

177.12

22.0

191.38

20.9

70.23

10.2

438.72

18.2

Visual arts, foto, architecture, design

9.15

1.1

15.99

1.7

6.01

0.9

31.15

1.3

Film, cinema, video

22.76

2.8

7.51

0.8

2.36

0.3

32.63

1.4

Radio, television

-

-

-

-

0.26

0.0

0.26

0.0

Cultural initiatives, centres

6.51

0.8

36.85

4.0

119.35

17.3

162.71

6.8

Educational activities

258.77

32.2

214.51

23.5

189.48

27.4

662.75

27.5

Adult education

0.11

0.0

-

-

1.28

0.2

1.39

0.1

International cultural exchange

30.23

3.8

0.03

0.0

-

-

30.27

1.3

Major events

14.44

1.8

36.11

3.9

19.95

2.9

70.50

2.9

Miscellaneous

8.36

1.0

173.44

19.0

21.01

3.0

202.81

8.4

Cultural expenditure in % of GDP

0.26

0.30

0.23

0.79

Cultural expenditure per capita

95 EUR

108 EUR

82 EUR

286 EUR

Source:    STATISTIK AUSTRIA, Kulturstatistik 2012, Table F.1.

The expenditure profile of the state budget shows an emphasis on training and further education (28% of cultural expenditure), performing arts (18%) and museums, archives and science (14%). While expenditures on training and further education form a focus at all three levels of authority, there are striking differences in the other fields. Thus at federal government level, the expenditures were particularly high for performing arts (21%), museums, archives and science (18%) and architectural heritage (8%) as well as film, cinema and video (4.4%), international cultural exchange (3.2%), the press (1.3%) and literature (1.2%).

The provinces also record emphasis on performing arts (22%) and museums archives and science (14%) and comparably high expenditure on major events (2.5%) and visual arts, photography, architecture and design (1.7%). However, 19% of the expenditure could not be broken down according to LIKUS.

In the municipalities there were different emphases on cultural initiatives and centres (22%), architectural heritage (11%), music (8%), libraries (4.6%) and folk culture, preservation of the homeland and traditions (3.7%).

In comparison to 2012, cultural expenditure increased on average by 1.2%, with a significant increase (5.1%) in the municipalities (except Vienna) whereas the national (-0.4%) and the Länder governments (-0.3%) registered slightly decreasing public expenditures on culture (source: Statistik Austria).


Chapter published: 02-02-2016

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