BRUGGE 2002 worked with a total budget of ¤ 27,167,034.02 (BEF 1,095,915,436), of which ¤ 2,096,198.32 or 7.72% involves sponsorship in kind. In total, cash expenditure and income amount to ¤ 25,070,835.70 (BEF 1,011,355,005). This solely concerns the budget that was achieved within the bookkeeping of BRUGGE 2002. A significant turnover was also achieved by cultural partners, authorities and various private partners. Some programmes were financed entirely by BRUGGE 2002, others were co-financed with cultural partners and yet others were entirely financed by the partner.
On top of this, there were the architectural projects for which BRUGGE 2002 was not the client, but which were still included in the programme, such as the reconstruction of the Kanaaleiland and the bridge over the Coupure. BRUGGE 2002 was also involved in the creation of the repetition and creation space Groenplaats, but authorities and cultural partners also contributed towards this project. In addition to the external contributions to the programme there was an equivalent investment from communication partners, in particular the various tourist services: Toerisme Brugge and Westtoer, but mainly Toerisme Vlaanderen. Bruges City Council took the opportunity (in collaboration with other authorities) on the occasion of BRUGGE 2002 to construct a unique concert hall and facilitate various major restoration projects in the city.
Source: Brugge 2002-Concise