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

6.2.3 Sector breakdown

Table 11:  State cultural expenditure in Serbia: by sector, 2008

Field / Domain / Sub-domain

TOTAL

in EUR

in %

I. Cultural Heritage

63 144 000

29%

Historical Monuments

 

 

Museums

 

 

Archives

 

 

Libraries

 

 

Intangible Heritage / Folk Culture

 

 

II. Visual Arts

11 939 000

5.5%

Fine Arts / Plastic Arts

 

 

Photography

 

 

Architecture

 

 

Design / Applied Arts

 

 

III. Performing Arts

22 899 000

10.5%

Music

 

 

Theatre, Music Theatre, Dance

 

 

Multidisciplinary

 

 

IV. Books and Press

26 179 000

12.6%

Books

 

 

Press

 

 

V. Audiovisual and Multimedia

32 046 000

14.4%

Cinema

 

 

Television

 

 

Sound recordings

 

 

Radio

 

 

Multimedia

 

 

VI. Interdisciplinary

60 793 000

28%

Socio-culture

 

 

Cultural Relations Abroad

 

 

Administration

 

 

Cultural Education

 

 

VII. Not covered by domain I-VI

 

 

TOTAL

217 000 000

100%

Source:    Office for Statistics of the Republic of Serbia, 2010; Law on Budgets, Serbia, AP Vojvodina 2008; Serbian Business Registers Agency (financial reports 2009); Decision on competitions, Ministry of Culture of Republic of Serbia 2008.

The present statistical and government statistical system does not provide precise data concerning the sectoral structure of financing culture. The government statistical system is based on GFS methodology, which recognises a very basic structure of cultural expenses (media and publishing enterprises, other cultural expenses). From the other side, the Republic Statistical Office (RSO) stopped statistical collecting in the field of social activities (which was collecting data on culture), and started collecting statistics on budgetary users, but at a low classification level (1 or 2 digit). Also, RSO use a restricted definition of budgetary users, which means that almost 50% of budgetary users are not included in statistical reporting. At the moment, there is no state programme for improvement of cultural statistics. Some initiatives and activates come from the Institute for Cultural Development (such us e-culture, local cultural policy), but those initiatives and activities are based on statistical methodology which are in question (empirical classification and categories), and which are not comparable in the long-term or with international standards. Due to those problems, the Task Force for Development of Creative Industries proposed several initiatives as a part of activities focused on the development of evidence based policy in the creative industries. The first one is an improvement in cultural statistics and their harmonisation with international standards, establishing a technical board for cultural statistics (in the first stage, it will deal with improvement of long-term statistics in the creative industries), in close cooperation whit international organisations in this field as well as regional partners. The first activity in this field was organisation of "UNESCO Institute for statistics regional seminar on cultural diversity, public policy and cultural industries" in the framework of "Creative Serbia" project. Seminar is dedicated to disseminate knowledge about cultural statistics, new measures on economic contribution of cultural industries and indicators for evaluation public policies in the field of cultural diversity.


Chapter published: 18-08-2015

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