Euro-SDMX Metadata Structure (ESMS)
National Statistical Institute
|Contact organisation unit|
'Education and Culture Statistics' Department
|Contact person function|
Head of department
|Contact mail address|
2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria
|Contact email address|
|Contact phone number|
+ 359 2 9857 469
|Contact fax number|
|Metadata last certified||22 May 2020|
|Metadata last posted||22 May 2020|
|Metadata last update||22 May 2020|
The data refers to the number of theaters and music and dance formations. In the survey are included indicators for number of seating capacity, performances, theatre attendance and revenue - total and of which: subsidies from the state and local budget, tickets, donations and from sponsors. The data show and the average number of performances per theatre, the average number of attendances per a theater and per one performance. The activity of the National Agency Music, companies and associations organizing recitals and concerts is included with two indicators - number and visitors.
· Classification by type of the theatres;
· Classification by type of the music and dance formations;
· Nomenclature of territorial units for statistical purposes in Bulgaria (NUTS).
Includes the activity of theaters, operas, operettas, music and dance formations - philharmonics, ensembles for folk songs and dances and orchestras, activity of the National Agency Music and organized events by companies and associations.
|Statistical concepts and definitions|
Cultural institutions, according to the Regulation for the acquisition and deprivation of status of state cultural institution with national importance, are with subject of activity: creation and presentation in front of an audience of music, dance and theatrical performances; storage of the elements of national identity - language, traditions and cultural heritage; encourage the spirit of tolerance and dialogue between different cultures.
Units of observation are theaters, operas, operettas, circuses, music and dance formations, companies and associations which are organized and held recitals and concerts (pop music, folk, symphonic, chamber, choral, brass bands, mixed and others).
The target populations are all theaters, music and dance formations and companies and associations which are organized and held recitals and concerts.
For the Republic of Bulgaria.
2000 - 2020
|Unit of measure|
Number, Thousand BGN
|Legal acts and other agreements|
· Law on Statistics;
· Regulations for the acquisition and deprivation of status of state cultural institution with national importance;
· Regulations № - N 6 of 29 June 2007 for the organization of creative activity in the state institute of culture, in the state cultural institution with national importance Section II. Organizing and reporting the creation activity of the state cultural institutes in the field of the theater, music and dance.
There is an agreement to exchange data with Ministry of Culture.
|Confidentiality - policy|
· Law on Statistics;
· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.
|Confidentiality - data treatment|
Individual data are not published in accordance with article 25 of the Law on Statistics. The publishing of individual data can be performed only in accordance with article 26 of the same law Individual data are not published in accordance with article 25 of the Law on Statistics. The publishing of individual data can be performed only in accordance with article 26 of the same law.
The date for publication of statistical
|Release calendar access|
The calendar is available on the NSI website: https://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480
Data is published on the NSI website, section Culture in accordance with the Law on Statistics and the European Statistics Code of Practice respecting the professional independence and aimed at objectivity, transparency and equal treatment of all consumers.
|Frequency of dissemination|
|Accessibility and clarity|
Regular press release, related to the data.
· Statistical Yearbook;
· Statistical Reference Book;
· 'Bulgaria' (brochure);
· Regions, districts and municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria.
Data on performing arts are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Culture - Performing arts: https://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4639 and Informational System Infostat: https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=180
Anonymised individual data can be provide for scientific and research purposes, and for individual request according to the Rules for the provision of anonymised individual data for scientific and research purposes.
Information service on request, according to the Rules for the dissemination of statistical products and services to NSI.
|Documentation on methodology|
Quality documents are under preparation.
The main users of statistical
· Ministry of Culture;
· End users ( including the media) interested from activity of the performing arts in the Republic of Bulgaria.
High degree of completeness is ensured according to the methodology.
|Accuracy and reliability|
NSI conducts an annual exhaustive survey which characterized the activity of the performing arts.
There have been several preliminary estimates for incomplete or missing data, using final methods when it is possible.
|Timeliness and punctuality|
The data for performing arts are available in the form of tables 5 months after the end of the data collection.
The terms of the previous position are strictly observed.
|Coherence and comparability|
|Comparability - geographical|
|Comparability - over time|
The data are comparable.
|Coherence - cross domain|
|Coherence - internal|
|Cost and burden|
The average length for filling the statistical report by the respondents is about 40 minutes.
|Data revision - policy|
Not applicable (preliminary data not published).
|Data revision - practice|
Not applicable (preliminary data not published).
Source data are the theaters, operas, operettas, circus, music and dance formations (philharmonics, ensembles for folk songs and dances, orchestras) as well as companies and associations which organizing performing events.
|Frequency of data collection|
Data are collected via statistical questionnaire "Survey on the activities of theaters, operas, operettas, circus and musical formations". Respondents send the questionnaire by e-mail.
In the head office of the NSI is being done:
· The logical control of data when entering;
· The logical control of micro data;
· The logical control of aggregate data.
Data processing is performed with statistical software Access.