In 2015, 134 arts organisations received operational funding from Creative Victoria. These organisations reported on measures including employment, volunteering, membership, income and expenditure and attendance and programming.
In 2015, Creative Victoria provided $41.3 million to 134 organisations. Total income for all organisations was $390.8 million.
Creative Victoria's funding represented 11% of total revenue.
Every $1 provided by Creative Victoria leveraged a further $8.46 income to the funded sector.
Organisations generated $49.0 million in private support, 13% of total revenue
Sources of income
- Earned income was the largest component of revenue at 48%.
- Creative Victoria funding was 11%
- Other Government funding was 27% of total revenue (including Commonwealth, local and other State funding).
- Private support was 13% of total revenue.
- $11.5 million in cash sponsorships
- $8.9 million in in-kind sponsorships
- $17.3 million from donations
- $11.2 million from philanthropic trusts
Sources of income
Local Government support represented 8% of the total revenue.
- 58% of sector expenditure went towards production costs
- 21% on administration costs
- 14% on marketing costs
Marketing and promotion
Employment, volunteers and members
The sector employed 6,033 people.
- Total employment is equivalent to 2,189 full time employees.
- 80% are employed on a casual or part time basis.
12,452 volunteers provided 447,336 hours of service. 125 organisations had volunteer programs.
109 organisations reported 112,233 members/friends.
In 2015, 134 organisations reported attendances of 9.1 million
- 64% were from metropolitan Melbourne
- 23% from regional Victoria
- 8% from interstate
- 5% from overseas
Funding from Creative Victoria was equivalent to $4.53 per attendance.
The funded sector presented 18,498 events:
- 5,338 productions
- 1,342 exhibitions
- 5,749 workshops
- 2,816 lectures, seminars and conferences
- 579 films
86 organisations have collection or education material on-line.
99 organisations reported 18.9 million on-line visits.
11,765 new works were created by 102 organisations.
There were 1,019 creative development projects by 65 organisations.
117 funded organisations offered programming for emerging artists.
110 organisations reported 414,220 Victorian student attendances through 10,374 youth participation programs.
Most organisations offered targeted programming:
- 92 organisations offered programming for children (under 12 years) and 108 offered programming for youth (12 to 25 years old).
- 80 offered programming for people with a disability
- 81 offered programming for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
- 71 offered programming for cultural and linguistically diverse communities
- 62 offered programming for senior citizens
- 53 offered programming for women
57 organisations recorded 860 inbound tours.
69 organisations undertook 336 outbound tours within Victoria, interstate and overseas.
Creative Victoria provided $6.8 million to 53 organisations in regional Victoria, comprising:
- 19 Performing Arts Centres
- 17 Museums and Galleries
- 8 Festivals
- 5 Performing Arts Organisations
- 4 Industry and Cultural Development Organisations
Creative Victoria provided $34.5 million to 81 organisations in metropolitan Melbourne, comprising:
- 35 Performing Arts Organisations
- 20 Industry and Cultural Development organisations
- 16 Museums and Galleries
- 10 Festivals
- 1 Performing Arts Centre
Sources of income by location
Organisations in regional Victoria obtain:
- 33% of their income through earned income
- 46% from other Government funding (39% of total income is from local government)
Organisations in metropolitan Melbourne obtain:
- 50% of their income through earned income
- 23% from other Government funding (including other State Government departments and Federal Government)
Sources of Income
Employment by location
Casual employment was more common in metropolitan Melbourne than in regional Victoria.
Part time employment was more common in regional Victoria than in metropolitan Melbourne.
Performing arts represent the main artform for 50% of the funded organisations.
Visual arts represent 25% of the funded organisations while multi-arts represent 12% of funded organisations.
Literature and publishing represent 6%.
Literature & Publishing
Museums & Heritage
Community Cultural Activities
134 recurrently funded organisations comprise:
- 40 Performing Arts Organisations
- 33 Museums and Galleries
- 24 Industry and Cultural Development organisations
- 20 Performing Arts Centres
- 18 Festivals