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Culture

The situation in the field of culture is monitored by statistical surveys on theatres, cinemas, libraries, museums and publishing.

The data on the business entities in the domain of culture are collected by the State Statistical Office of the Republic of Macedonia by means of regular statistical surveys (annual and triennial).

The annual reports include data on theatres, philharmonic orchestras, professional orchestras, cinemas, fine arts and publishing activities (books and brochures); the triennial reports cover data on libraries, museums and technical culture. The data on theatres, philharmonic orchestras, professional orchestras and technical arts refer to the theatrical seasons while the other data refer to the calendar year.

The data in the domain of public information are collected by the State Statistical Office of the Republic of Macedonia by means of regular annual statistical surveys.

The annual reports cover public broadcasting enterprises and commercial broadcasters and periodical publications (newspapers and magazines).

 
 




Key Indicators
 
  Total number of performances in professional theaters  ( 2015/2016) : 1165  

  Number of concerts of the Macedonian Philharmonic  ( 2015/2016) : 35  

  Organized fine art exhibitions  ( 2016) : 587  

Time Series



Terms and explanations

Professional theatres are independent cultural and artistic organizations employing a permanent administrative staff and professional artistic ensembles.

Amateur theatres are cultural and artistic organizations with ensembles composed mainly of amateurs, which are organizationally independent or operate as part of another business entity.

Professional theatres for youth and children are independent cultural and artistic organizations employing a permanent administrative staff and artists' ensemble that regularly gives performances intended for children and youth.

Philharmonic and symphony orchestras are musical bands of professional musicians performing symphony or concert programs.

Professional orchestras are musical bands of professional musicians who are regularly employed and perform musical works of art.

A cinema is a hall or an outdoors area equipped with devices for public projection of films. In terms of organization, a cinema may be an autonomous business entity or a unit operating within the structure of a: business entity for projection of films, cultural centers, homes of culture, schools and other business entities. According to their type, cinemas may be classified as: regular cinemas, outdoors cinemas and mobile cinemas.

A cinema performance is a public projection of a film program.

A book is non-periodical printed publication which contains at least 49 pages, excluding the cover pages, published in the country and publicly available.

A brochure is non-periodical printed publication which contains no less than 5 pages and no more than 48 pages, published in the country and publicly available.

Museums and museum collections systematically collect, scientifically process, store and exhibit articles of relevance for education, science and fine arts. Art galleries are treated as art museums.

A library - irrespective of the title, any organized collection of printed books and periodicals or of any other documents, including graphic, and audio-visual materials, and the services of the staff facilitating the use of such materials by users for information, scientific research, educational or recreational purposes.

Public Broadcasting Enterprises and commercial broadcasters pursue broadcasting activities which, according to the Law on Broadcasting, imply production, transmission, broadcasting and distribution of radio and TV program services.

A periodical publication is a publication issued in a continuous series under the same title, at regular or irregular intervals, over an indefinite period of time, individual issues in the series being numbered consecutively or each issue being dated. Periodical publications include newspapers, magazines and newsprint literature.

Newspapers are periodical publications that are published for the purpose of regular public information, and their main objective is to serve as a written source of information on the current events (domestic and international) of political, scientific, literary and sports character.

A Magazine is a periodical publication treating issues of general interest or it is intended for studies and documentary information on specific issues in the field of arts, legislation, statistics, finances, trade, medicine, social sciences, fashion, sports, etc.


 


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