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

6.2.2 Public cultural expenditure broken down by level of government

Table 4:    Public cultural expenditure, in million EUR, 2010 and 2015

NATIONAL LEVEL

Ministry of Culture and Communication (voted 2016)

 

Culture and cultural research

2 872

Medias, book and cultural industries (without advance to broadcasting)

561

Other ministries (voted 2016)

 

National Education, Higher Education and Research

2 775

Foreign Affairs and International Development

751,0

Defence

79,7

Interior

4,1

Economy, Finance, Industry and Digital

12.1

Sports, Youth, Popular Education and Associations

102,5

Prime Minister Departments

5,0

Overseas

1,4

Justice

4,3

Women Rights

nc

Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy

8,0

LOCAL AND REGIONAL (expenditure in 2010)

 

Communes (more than 10 000 habitants)

4 550,9

Inter-communal groupings

988,6

Départements

1 413,3

Régions*

691,2

Sources:   DEPS / Ministry of Culture - Chiffres clés 2016 / 2016 Key Figures; Effort financier de l'État dans le domaine de la culture et de la communication, Annex to the State Finance Bill for 2016.
*              A survey of the Association of French Regions indicates that the cultural expenditure of the regions in 2012 reached 706 million EUR (cf. http://www.arf.asso.fr/observatoire-des-politiques-regionales/observatoire-des-politiques-regionales-autres).

In 2014, the General Inspection of Cultural Affairs delivered two reports that analyse the financial interventions and cultural policies at regional level:

The reports show that the total amount of expenditure from the Ministry, and its affiliated operators in the regions, is almost 3.8 billion EUR. Among the regions, the Île-de-France receives 66% of the whole intervention credits, due in particular to the concentration in Paris of most of the cultural public bodies and institutions, of the associations and structures with national scope, of the central ministerial administration, etc.


Chapter published: 18-05-2017

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