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

6.2.3 Sector breakdown

Cultural statistics in Switzerland do not fit into the Eurostat grid. The categories are as follows: concerts and theatre performances, libraries, conservation of historic monuments and national heritage protection, museums and fine arts, film and cinema, mass media, culture not otherwise specified, research and development in the areas of culture and media. According to the statistics, cities concentrate their expenditures mainly in the areas of theatre, concerts (including opera), and museums. Major expenditures of the cantons are directed toward the conservation of nature and landscapes.

Table 5:         State cultural expenditure: cultural sectors and expenditure categories, by level of government, in million CHF, 2015

Cultural sectors and expenditure categories by level of government

Total

Confederation, Cantons, Communes

2'882.60

Concerts and Theatre Performances

757.3

Libraries

369.1

Conservation of Historic Monuments and National Heritage Protection

266.8

Museums and Fine Arts

601.4

Film and Cinema

73.5

Mass Media

141.8

Culture, not otherwise specified

671.3

Research and Development in the areas of Culture and Media**

1.5

Confederation*

302.6

Concerts and Theatre Performances

11.3

Libraries

30.5

Conservation of Historic Monuments and National Heritage Protection

27

Museums and Fine Arts

59.5

Film and Cinema

45.5

Mass Media

67.4

Culture, not otherwise specified

59.9

Research and Development in the areas of Culture and Media**

1.5

Cantons** / ***

1'197.90

Concerts and Theatre Performances

341.5

Libraries

142.1

Conservation of Historic Monuments and National Heritage Protection

206.6

Museums and Fine Arts

280.8

Film and Cinema

15.3

Mass Media

2.7

Culture, not otherwise specified

209.1

Research and Development in the areas of Culture and Media**

-

Communes***

1'382.10

Concerts and Theatre Performances

404.5

Libraries

196.5

Conservation of Historic Monuments and National Heritage Protection

33.2

Museums and Fine Arts

261.1

Film and Cinema

12.8

Mass Media

71.7

Culture, not otherwise specified

402.3

Research and Development in the areas of Culture and Media**

-

Source:    Federal Office of Statistics; Federal Finance Administration

*                 Without transfers from Cantons and Communes

**              Lottery contributions are included in cantonal expenditures.

***         Without transfers from Confederation, Cantons and Communes


Chapter published: 27-09-2018

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