4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates
4.2.3 Cultural/creative industries: policies and programmes
A negative picture for the cinema industry in Italy emerges with 11 less films made in 2012 compared to 2011, with attendance decreasing by 10% and box office income down 8%. To cope with this situation tax credit for the production of films has been renewed and made permanent, with an yearly allocation of 90 million EUR from 2015 on.
5.1 General legislation
5.1.3 Allocation of public funds
Lottery funding allocation to the cultural sector has dropped from 155 million EUR in 2007 to 25 million EUR for 2013.
6.2 Public cultural expenditure
6.2.3 Sector breakdown
Expenditure of the Ministry for Heritage and Cultural Activities decreased by 22% in nominal terms between 2001 and 2012.
6. Financing of culture
6.3. Trends and indicators for private cultural financing
Private giving has declined by 32% between 2008 and 2011: the worst decline was in the giving of the bank foundations.