According to a study made by the French Community, total cultural expenditure per capita in Belgium in 1999 was 245 EUR including expenditure by the Flemish and French Community for non-professional arts education (or 223 EUR excluding this item). This amount includes inter-governmental transfers.Flemish Community
In 2017, cultural expenditure in the Flemish Community was 829 674 000 EUR for Culture, Youth and Media.
The share of the budget allocated to culture was 4.14% in 1995, 4.27% in 2000, 4.99% in 2005 and 2.88% in 2010. (Source: VRIND)French-speaking Community of Belgium
In 2013, the average subsidy per capita in the French-speaking Community of Belgium is 63 EUR; the figure for the Brussels-Capital Region is 124 EUR, while in the Walloon Region it stands at 45 EUR. These are subsidies only from the General Culture Administration. Other subsidies are paid by the audio-visual sector, within the French-speaking Community of Belgium, and by other levels of power (federal, local, etc.).
The subsidies are noticeably larger in the Brussels-Capital Region than in the Provinces of Wallonia. This is because the operators’ federations, which are active across the French-speaking Community of Belgium, are concentrated in Brussels.
Table 1: Average subsidy per capita, in EUR, 2013
|Territory||Population||Subsidies||Spending per capita|
|French-speaking Community of Belgium||4 562 578||288 546 577||63|
|Brussels-Capital Region ||1 057 162||131 603 505||124|
|Walloon Region||3 505 416||156,943 072||45|
|Province of Brabant wallon||389 479||13,159 834||34|
|Province of Hainaut||1 332 489||54 603 458||41|
|Province of Liège ||1 019 101||58 823 466||58|
|Province of Luxembourg||278 278||7 851 892||28|
|Province of Namur||486 069||22 504 423||46|
Focus Culture, FWB, 2013
 A formula for the breakdown between French and Dutch speakers of 90%-10% is applied to the population of the Brussels-Capital Region.
 Not including the German-speaking Community.