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

6.2.3 Sector breakdown

Table 16 provides more up to date and longer time series but covers only state financing through the budget of the Ministry of Education and Culture.

For the sector breakdown of the grants and subsidies to artists and art communities, see chapter 8.1.2

Table 16: State budget allocations to arts and culture, 2012–2016, in thousand EUR

 

2012
Balance Sheet

2013

Balance sheet

2014

Balance sheet

2015

Balance sheet

2016

Budget

Total state budget: of which

53 446

54 587

53 225

53 337

--

Ministry of Education and Culture:

6 541 000

6 605 000

6 593 000

6 659 000

--

of which Cultural outlays * total:

432 646

451 774

452 240

470 294

458 856

of this; funded from profits of  the national lottery and football pools

222 397

224 634

237 010

236 874

233 322

State / national institutions

129 080

132 872

105 698

104 180

104 248

Finnish National Opera**

51 437

52 262

37 877

37 877

37 877

National Board of Antiquities

21 459

24 513

19 793

19 522

20 750

Finnish Film Foundation***

2 065

2 075

2 007

2 007

2 007

Finnish National Theatre

11 506

11 506

11 391

11 391

11 391

Finnish National Gallery****

19 442

19 444

12 573

12 573

12 573

Administration of Suomenlinna

2 905

2 937

2 937

2 524

2 205

Finnish Library for the Visually Impaired

6 464

6 377

7 511

6 935

6 522

National Audiovisual Archive (Until 2008 Finnish Film Archive)

7 664

7 650

7 511

6 935

 6 522

Finnish Board of Film Classification

-

-

-

-

-

Finnish Institute for Russian and East European Studies

1 245

1 200

1 160

1 160

1 160

Arts councils (operating expenses)

4 893

4 908

4 601

4 542

4 289

Statutory state subsidies to:

124 132

127 010

132 910

133 903

127 455

Libraries

9 763

9 512

15 452

19 489

17 140

Museums

35 845

36 791

36 739

35 740

34 452

Theatres and orchestras

78 418

80 601

80 613

78 568

75 863

Municipal cultural services *

106

106

106

106

-

Grants and subsidies to artists

37 730

38 396

33 133

33 095

42 915

Grants

10 474

10 604

11 158

11 403

14 507

Public lending right compensation grants

3 100

3 100

2 734

2 645

3 100

Compensation grants to visual artists

960

960

960

960

960

Lending right compensation grants for music and  illustrators*

195

186

188

188

-

Regional promotion of art

5 520

5 634

5 626

5 619

5 500

Extra pensions for artists and journalists

17 481

17 912

18 093

17 899

18 848

Other promotion of art and culture

141 704

153 496

182 499

199 116

184 238

Source:    Ministry of Education and Culture. *Funds in the administrative branch of the Ministry of Education and Culture. The figures of different years are not entirely comparable because the content of art and culture has varied between the years. **Operating expenditure and rents.***Operating expenditure.**** Operating expenditure and facility costs from 1 January 2014.

This Table demonstrates that the culture industries are only marginally supported by the central government – and even less so by the municipalities. The only sub-sector that receives more substantial public support is film production where the goal that has been set to reach the same level of funding as in the other Nordic countries has already been reached.

There are no detailed statistics on the sector breakdown of municipal funding. The per capita information in the following Table gives a picture of great stability of the sector breakdown that is no doubt mainly due to the fact that museums, theatres and orchestras have been slumped together. The Table also warns of the fact that municipal expenditure figures are not really net figures but contain often also the "state share".

Table 17:  Sector breakdown of operating per capita costs (in EUR, current prices) of cultural services provided by municipalities, 2010-2014

 

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Libraries

55

57

58

57

58

Museums and exhibitions

19

19

20

21

21

Theatre, dance and opera

14

14

14

15

15

Music *

13

13

13

13

16

Basic arts education **

12

12

12

12

13

Education and cultural administration ***

15

14

14

14

13

Other cultural functions ****

23

23

22

20

21

Cultural functions TOTAL

150

153

154

153

153

Source:    Statistic Finland, Finances and activities reported by municipalities and joint municipal authorities.


Chapter published: 25-04-2017

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