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This Merry Day of Culture (in statistics)

The contribution of culture as a share of value added in GDP was 1.0% in 2020, 0.1 p.p. less than in 2019. Each inhabitant spent on average 177 EUR on culture.

Almost 98% of cultural institutions with stage activity reported about the impact of the pandemic in 2020. At the same time, around 71% also said that the situation encouraged other forms of activity. It was similar in museums and galleries: almost 94% of them reported that the activity was reduced, while 73% tried other forms of activity.

In 2020, the number of full-time employees in houses of culture, theatres and music institutions did not change much compared to the "normal" year 2019, and it was similar in museums and galleries. The number of external collaborators decreased by 31% in the former, and by about 19% in the latter.

More information: Statistical Office