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Georgia/ 6.2 Public cultural expenditure  

6.2.3 Sector breakdown

Table 14:  State cultural expenditure in Georgia: by sector, in GEL, 2012

LINE ITEM

Total 2012

Budget
  funds

Total 2013

Budget funds

Total 2014

Budget funds

Ministry for Culture and Protection Monuments

95 067.6

81 500.0

98 775.00

85 000.0

99 430.5

85 000.0

Policy making and programme management in the field of culture and   protection of monuments

3 569.0

3 569.0

4 569.0

4 569.0

4 569.0

4 569.0

Arts development and promotion in Georgia and overseas

54 698.0

49 819.7

54 629.0

49 821.0

54 689.0

49 821.0

Stimulation of the arts education system

16 619.6

10 143.5

18 403.5

11 903.5

18 855.5

 

Protection of cultural heritage and improvement of museum system

20 181.0

17 967.8

21 173.5

18 706.5

21 317.0

18 706.5

Source:   State Budget of Georgia, the Ministry of Finance.
The data for sectors is only available for the national budget; the data for municipalities is not available.
*         Archives – (within the budget of the Ministry of Justice).
**        Libraries (National) – (within the budget of the Parliament of Georgia).
***      TV and Radio – (direct financing from the state budget).
****     TV of the Georgian Apostolic Orthodox Church.

Table 15: State cultural expenditure in Georgia: by sector, in thousand GEL, 2010-2014

Field / Domain/ Sub-domain

Direct expenditure 
  and State programmes

% of total

 

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Presidential national programmes

3 551.5

0

0

0

0

3.67

0

0

0

0

Cultural Heritage

32 145. 4

25 310.5

37 018.4

25 499.5

29 698.7

33.28

22.9

23.1

20.86

22.13

Historical 
Monuments

7 000.0

7 798.0

16 226.6

7 000.0

6 500.0

7.24

7.0

10.12

5.72

4.84

Museums

14 988.8

8 003.5

11 550.0

8 990.5

9 543.0

15.51

7.24

7.2

7.35

7.11

Archives*

4 290.0

4 000.0

3 741.7

4 000.0

6 250.0

4.44

3.62

2.33

3.27

4.65

Libraries and literature**

5 866.6

5 509.0

5 500.1

5 509.0

7 405.7

6.07

4.98

3.4

4.5

5.52

Programme for the Development of Arts

N/A

N/A

56 435.5

37 871.8

N/A

N/A

N/A

35.24

 

N/A

Arts

23 465.0

24 158.0

N/A

26 606.2

29 169.0

24.29

21.9

N/A

21.77

21.74

Visual Arts (including design)

N/A

N/A

N/A

150.0

150.0

N/A

N/A

N/A

0.1

0.11

Music (including folk)

N/A

N/A

N/A

5 830.0

7 809.0

N/A

N/A

N/A

4.77

5.82

Theatre and Musical Theatre

N/A

N/A

N/A

19 071.2

20 530.0

N/A

N/A

N/A

15.6

15.30

Support of the Ministry of Culture

N/A

N/A

N/A

375.0

500.0

N/A

N/A

N/A

0.3

0.37

Other events

N/A

N/A

N/A

1 180.0

180.0

N/A

N/A

N/A

0.9

0.13

Media

22 300.0

45 300.0

50 899.2

38 453.0

44 570.0

23.08

41

31.77

31.46

33.22

Books and Press

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Books***

N/A

N/A

N/A

1 000.0

1 000.0

N/A

N/A

N/A

0.8

0.75

Press

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Audio, Audiovisual and Multimedia

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cinema

N/A

N/A

N/A

4 770.0

4 770.0

N/A

N/A

N/A

3.9

3.55

Television& Radio****

22 300

45 300.0

50 599.2

31 883.0

38 000.0

23.08

41

31.58

26.0

28.32

Other*****

N/A

N/A

300.0

800.0

800.0

N/A

N/A

0.18

0.65

0.60

Interdisciplinary

15 121.7

15 721.7

15 845.1

21 651.3

30 743.0

15.65

14.2

9.89

17.71

22.92

Socio-cultural******

868.8

839.0

N/A

1 145.6

4 321.0

0.89

0.75

N/A

0.93

3.22

Cultural Relations Abroad

1 112.8

1 437.2

N/A

4 350.0

4 350.0

1.15

1.3

N/A

3.55

3.24

Administration

3 561.5

3 557.0

4 433.7

3 886.0

5 147.0

3.68

3.21

2.7

3.18

3.86

Educational Activities

9 578.6

9 888.5

11 411.4

12 269.7

13 410.0

9.91

8.9

7.1

10.0

9.99

Cultural sustainability and financial support programme

N/A

N/A

N/A

9 982.2

3 515.0

N/A

N/A

N/A

8.16

2.61

TOTAL

96 583.600

110 490 200

160 198.2

122 192.0

134 180.7

100

100

100

100

100

Source:  State Budget of Georgia, the Ministry of Finance.
Note:      The data for sectors is only available for the national budget; the data for municipalities is not available.
*         Archives – (within the budget of the Ministry of Justice).
**        Libraries (National) (within the budget of the Parliament of Georgia).
***      Chamber of Books (direct financing from state budget).
****    TV and Radio (direct financing from state budget).
*****   Georgian Apostolic Autocephalic Orthodox Church TV (direct financing from the state budget).
******  Socio-cultural-in 2009, the total for the Arts and Sport.

Table 15 a: State cultural expenditure in Georgia: by sector, in thousand GEL, 2015-2017

Field / Domain/ Sub-domain

Direct   expenditure 
  and State programmes

% of total

 

2015

2016

2017

2015

2016

2017

Cultural Heritage

38,890.1

31,186.5

34,559.1

24.5

19.6

20.1

Historical 
Monuments

11,361.4

5,518.3

7,035.5

7.2

3.5

4.1

Museums

10,932.2

 

10,616.9

 

11,662.5

6.9

6.7

6.8

Archives*

7,629.4

6,745.0

7,450.0

4.8

4.2

4.3

Libraries and literature**

8,967.1

8,306.3

8,411.4

5.6

5.2

4.9

Policy making and programme 
management
in the field of culture and protection of monuments

 5,659.5

 

 5,538.5

 4,907.5

3.8

3.7

3

Arts

42,599.7

46,825.9

47,872.5

26.8

29.4

28

Visual Arts (including design)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Music (including folk)

10,692.5

11,823.4

9,726.2

6.7

7.4

5.7

Theatre and Musical Theatre

25,962.7

25,090.6

35,278.7

16.4

15.8

20.6

Support of the Ministry of Culture

5,944.5

9,911.9

2,867.6

3.7

6.2

1. 7

Other events

N/A

 N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Media

49,093.0

52,408.6

55,385.9

 

30.9

32.9

32.3

Books and Press

1,334.5

1,293.1

1,872.9

0.8

0.8

1

Books***

1,334.5

1,293.1

1,872.9

0.8

0.8

1

Press

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Audio, Audiovisual and Multimedia

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cinema

5,872.4

5,816.9

6,308.0

3.7

3.6

3.7

Television & Radio****

41,086.1

 

44,498.6

 

 

46,405.0

25.9

28.0

27.1

Other*****

800.0

800.0

800.0

0.5

0.5

0.5

Interdisciplinary

22,224.8

22,912.8

28,570.9

14

14.4

16.6

Socio-cultural
 
 

990.5

875.7

827.2

0.6

0.5

0,5

Cultural Relations Abroad

4,655.5

 

2,348.2

2,047.5

 

3.0

1.5

1.2

Administration

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Educational 
Activities

15,879.7

 

17,354.1

20,158.4

10

10.9

11.7

Cultural sustainability and financial support programme

699.1

2,334.8

5,537.8

0.4

1.5

3.2

TOTAL

158,467.1

158,872.3

171,295.9

100

100

100

Source:  State Budget of Georgia, the Ministry of Finance.
Note:      The data for sectors is only available for the national budget; the data for municipalities is not available.
*          Archives – (within the budget of the Ministry of Justice).
**        Libraries (National) (within the budget of the Parliament of Georgia).
***       Books (within the budget of the National Center for Georgian Books)
****     TV and Radio (direct financing from state budget).
*****    Georgian Apostolic Autocephalic Orthodox Church TV (direct financing from the state budget).


Chapter published: 13-02-2019

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