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Pratiques culturelles

Covid-19 infographics

Selected information on the topic of culture in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic is presented in an infographic (in French or German)


Cultural economy

The statistics on the cultural economy, on cultural enterprises (2018), with first figures on cultural workers in Corona year 2020 compared to the previous year (in English in a reduced form, else in French or German)

Film and Cinema

Film and cinema

New statistics on Video on Demand (VoD) and figures on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Swiss cinema landscape 2020 with a regularly updated interactive graph including figures for 2021 (in French or German)



Museum landscape (2015-2019) and museum attendance (2014 and 2019) in Switzerland: evolution over 5 years (publication in French, German or Italian)

At a glance

Development of cinema admissions in 2020 compared to the previous year –65%
Active users of the 10 biggest Swiss libraries in 2019 198'742 persons
Proportion of the population who has been to a concert (2019) 72%
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 private households for culture incl. media (2018) CHF 15.8 billion
Number of cultural enterprises in Switzerland (2018) 63'639
Number of cultural workers in Switzerland (2020) 298'000
Source: FSO

Further information



Statistical sources and concepts

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