COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Attendance at cultural events increased considerably in a number of fields between 2005 and 2014.

 

Consumption expenditures of households for education, recreation and culture increased considerably between 2005 and 2014.

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Azerbaijan/ 8.2 Cultural consumption and participation  

8.2.1 Trends and figures

The social, economic and political changes in society, including consequences of the war in Azerbaijan, have had a direct impact on the quantity and quality of cultural institutions and the number of visitors. A considerable number of cultural institutes remain in occupied territories and, thus, remain out of reach for many visitors.

Table 35:  Number of attendees of some public cultural institutions, in thsd of persons, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2014

 

2000

2005

2010

2014

Libraries (# of readers)

2 984,0

2 400,0

2 467,0

2 677,0

Participants in clubs

107,0

83 6,0

78,9

72,3

Cinemas

116,0
(for 2003)

115 4,0

83,4

235,8

Theatres

925,0

544,0

540,0

728,0

Concerts

339,0

259,0

277,0

452,0

Museums

1 196,0

1 477,0

1 804,0

2 531,0

Circus

179,0

103,0

127,0

126,0

Zoo visits

64,0

93,0

121,0

70,0

Pupils in child music, art and painting schools

69 099,0

72 005,0

70 772,0

68 453

Source:    Ministry of Culture and Tourism, 2015; State Statistical Committee, 2015.

Table 35 shows that attendance figures for concerts have increased – this connected with establishment of new bigger concert halls, such as Baku Crystal Hall (up to 25 000 spectators). The numbers visiting museums, libraries and theatres also have increased, which can be explained by the development of these spheres in recent years. Attendance figures for cinemas have increased considerably because of non-state cinemas activities.

In 2001, the Ministry ordered a survey "Cultural Participation", for the National Report, on the cultural activities of social groups, differing from each other with respect to gender, age or education. This survey was carried out by SIAR, a social and marketing research centre and was essentially focused on the culture industries - television, cinema, radio, computers, newspapers and books.

Table 36:  Consumption expenditures of households for education, recreation and culture in AZN, per capita per month in 2005, 2010, 2014

Items (Field/Domain)

2005

2010

2014

Recreation and culture in total

1.6

4.7

10,3

Education

0.7

2.2

4,6

Source:    State Statistical Committee, 2015.


Chapter published: 02-11-2016

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