Local government cultural provisions in financial figures, pilot study
In 2007, the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities carried out a pilot project together with Finnish local authorities to collect data on cultural functions in municipalities. The objective was to find out how much money local authorities spend on culture and to examine the service structure of the department of cultural services. In the project, the financial key figures for expenditure and revenues in art and culture were collected and the prerequisites for a more extensive and regular data collection were examined. The project was carried out as a survey covering the basic structures of cultural functions and economic data based on the 2006 final accounts. For the purposes of the project, libraries were mostly not included in cultural functions.