2.3.3 Funding

National funding

The Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture [Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur] invests a total of 5.5 million euros each year in the promotion of culture in schools. Figures are not available for the amount spent on cultural education in lower secondary education. Admission to national museums has been free for children from 2010. The museums are refunded by the government.Regional fundingArts and cultural education projects in lower secondary education receive funding from the culture departments of the government and the federal states. Annual cultural reports list the expenditure for all school cultural projects. Figures are not available for the amount given to lower secondary education.The federal state of Styria has established its own organisation to support music teaching in schools.  "Conto Musicale" supports music projects in schools, including for lower secondary education,with funds from the government and the federal state.contomusicale.com