Enlightening with numbers and documented knowledge of cultural facts is one of the missions of the Ministry of Culture. It relies on the Department of Prospective Studies, Statistics and Documentation (DEPS) which conducts quantitative and qualitative studies to document cultural activity in France and inform public decision-making.
Specialized in sociology and cultural economics, the DEPS has been conducting studies on various subjects that cross the cultural field: employment and cultural professions, cultural financing, cultural practices, economics of cultural industries, equality and diversity, etc. Created in the late 1960s, this Plan department aims to inform citizens and politics about the cultural fact.
His historicity gives him a valuable depth of view on certain subjects that he has widely explored for several decades: the cultural expenditures of local authorities (five-year survey), the cultural practices of the French (ten-year survey), the economy of cultural industries, the economic weight of culture in the economy, etc.
The Deps publishes the results of its research and makes available a set of data on the different sectors and cultural fields. See the publications of the DEPS
- Stats: LIFO collects data, compiles sources and compiles statistics on the cultural field to provide quantitative and qualitative insight into the definition and direction of national cultural policies, but also community and international;
- Studies and research: DEPS contributes, through its research and studies in the various fields of social sciences (economics, sociology, history, political science, etc.), to the analysis of the facts and institutions of cultural life;
- Foresight: The DEPS proposes the analysis of possible global, sectoral and thematic futures, for the purpose of strategic determination of public action.
Calendar of upcoming publications:
|Observatory on equality between women and men in culture and communication
|6 March 2024
|Key figures, culture and communication statistics 2023
|14 Mar 2024
|The self-publishing of French-language printed books: a continent ignored
|18 March 2024
Departmental Statistical Services Charter:
The LIFO is part of the public statistical system and thus respects the rules for the dissemination of statistical knowledge produced:
The error correction policy: