Indicators presented in the previous chapter corroborate previously presented data available in the Compendium 2016 report (Primorac and Obuljen Koržinek 2017) that showed how data on the share of public cultural expenditure by level of government had not changed significantly since 2000. From 1999-2010, the share of expenditure of the Ministry of Culture increased (from 38% to 43%), but since 2011, it showed a fall in the percentage of funding (41% in 2011 to 35% in 2014). Looking at the data for 2019, the share of the state level funding increased again to 42% from 35% in 2014, as presented in Table 6, although one has to take into account that since 2018 cultural expenditure at the state level is reduced by the amount that the City of Zagreb is financing the Croatian National Theatre Zagreb. In addition, the Compendium 2016 report (Primorac and Obuljen Koržinek 2017) shows that the funding by municipalities and towns showed an increase in the period 2011-2014, while the allocation of the City of Zagreb stagnated in 2013 and 2014. It can be highlighted that the data shows that the local level funding is important for the cultural sector in Croatia, where the City of Zagreb plays an important role.
Table 6: Public cultural expenditure by level of government, 2019.
|Level of government||Total expenditure in HRK||Total expenditure in EUR*||% share of total|
|State level1 2||1 345 171 364||179 356 182||42%|
|Regional and local level||1 840 645 069||245 419 342||58%|
|Counties||110 632 459||14 750 994||4%|
|City of Zagreb||478 248 114||63 766 415||15%|
|Cities||1 046 891 190||139 585 492||33%|
|Municipalities||204 873 306||27 316 441||6%|
|TOTAL||3 185 816 433||424 775 524 EUR||100%|
Source: Ministry of Culture and Media, Strategic Planning and Analytics Sector, Directorate for Cultural and Artistic Development.
Notes: 1Cultural expenditure at the state level refers to the budget of the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia.
2 Cultural expenditure at the state level is reduced by the amount that the City of Zagreb is financing the Croatian National Theatre Zagreb (since 2018).