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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

COFOG code 08.2.0

Structure   Notes

  • Division: 08 - Recreation, culture and religion
  • Group: 08.2 - Cultural services
  • Class: 08.2.0 - Cultural services (IS)

Explanatory note

- Provision of cultural services; administration of cultural affairs; supervision and regulation of cultural facilities;
- operation or support of facilities for cultural pursuits (libraries, museums, art galleries, theatres, exhibition halls, monuments, historic houses and sites, zoological and botanical gardens, aquaria, arboreta, etc.); production, operation or support of cultural events (concerts, stage and film productions, art shows, etc.);
- grants, loans or subsidies to support individual artists, writers, designers, composers and others working in the arts or to organizations engaged in promoting cultural activities.
Includes: national, regional or local celebrations provided they are not intended chiefly to attract tourists.
Excludes: cultural events intended for presentation beyond national boundaries (01.1.3); national, regional or local celebrations intended chiefly to attract tourists (04.7.3); production of cultural material intended for distribution by broadcasting (08.3.0).

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