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Cultural financing

Cultural financing

The latest statistics on public and private cultural funding (2018), now with data on cultural subsidies and with more detailed data on cantonal cultural expenditure



New figures from the Swiss Museum Statistics (2019) with results on structure and financing, collections and exhibitions as well as attendance and cultural mediation (in French, German or Italian)

At a glance

Mean price of a film entry in Switzerland in 2019 CHF 15.46
Number of active users who have used the services of ten biggest Swiss libraries in 2019 198'742 persons
Proportion of the resident population in Switzerland who has visited in 2014 a concert or another live music event 71%
Number of museums in Switzerland (2019) 1129
Number of protected historic monuments in Switzerland (2016) 75'084
Public cultural financing in 2018 in Switzerland
CHF 2.94 billion
Expenditures of the Swiss private households for culture incl. media in 2018 CHF 15.8 billion
Number of cultural enterprises in Switzerland (2018) 63'639
Number of cultural workers in Switzerland (2019) 312'000
Source: FSO

Further information



Statistical sources and concepts

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