In my thesis, I seek the answer to the question if an ideal culture financing model exists and by its application, a society's cultural economy can work properly. First, I intend to present the history of Hungary’s culture politics from the change of regime up till now, then I substantiate the centralised culture financing and culture political practice, and its drawbacks. Contrarily, I word the benefits of decentralised politics and culture. In the light of it, I demonstrate three different types of culture financing, in which the principles of decentralisation are more present as in Hungarian practice. I end the theoretical part of my thesis with the alternatives apart from public financing. Tax allowances needing indirect public presence, sponsorship and patronage will be mentioned. In addition, On the whole, the culture financing situation of Hungary is chaotic and often contains anti-democratic elements, but the cultural organisations, in order to survive, must try to find the alternatives beyond the antidemocratically operating institutes that share resources.