Using estimates for the three levels of government, this publication provides information on Australian public funding for arts and cultural activities, facilities and services for the three years from 2004-05 to 2006-07. This publication contains estimates of Australian public funding for arts and cultural activities, facilities and services for the three years from 2004-05 to 2006-07. Estimates for the three levels of government have been compiled from administrative by-product data obtained by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) from annual reports and budget papers, and from information provided by selected Australian Government authorities (including the Australia Council), state and territory governments and local government authorities.
Expenditure by local governments on libraries is provided separately in this issue. Further detailed estimates of local government funding of arts and cultural activities are not available for this edition of this publication but are expected to be available for a future edition.
Funding data in this publication are aligned, where possible, with the categories specified in the Industry Classification of the Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications, Second edition (cat. no. 4902.0), released in 2008. Cultural activities have been classified into two major groups: Heritage; and the Arts.