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.

Finance

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

Stacked bar chart showing sources of income as referenced in table 

 Sources of income 

 Earned

 Other Government

 Creative Victoria

 Private 

 Other

$186.3m

$104.0m

$41.3m

$49.0m

$10.2m

47.7%

26.6%

10.6%

12.5%

2.6%

Local Government support represented 8% of the total revenue.

Expenditure

  • 58% of sector expenditure went towards production costs
  • 21% on administration costs
  • 14% on marketing costs

Stacked bar chart showing expenditure streams as referenced in table

Expenditure

  

Production

$220.6m

57.5%

Administration

$78.7m

20.5%

Marketing and promotion

$54.7m

14.3%

Other

$21.1m

5.5%

Depreciation

$8.5m

2.2%

 

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.

Audience

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.

Programming

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.

Regions

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)

Stacked bar chart showing sources of income by location as detailed in table 

Sources of Income

Metropolitan

Regional

Earned

$166.6m

50.3%

$19.7m

33.3%

Other Government

$76.5m

23.1%

$27.5m

46.3%

Creative Victoria

$34.5m

10.4%

$6.8m

11.5%

Private

$44.9m

13.5%

$4.1m

6.9%

Other

$9.1m

2.7%

$1.2m

2.0%

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.

Stacked bar chart showing employment type by location as detailed in table 

 

Employment type

 

Full-time

Part-time

Casual

Metropolitan

1,043

20.1%

554

10.7%

3,597

69.3%

Regional

174

20.7%

180

21.5%

485

57.8%

Artform

Pie chart showing primary artform of funded organisations as detailed in table 

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%.

Performing Arts

50.0%

Visual Arts

25.4%

Multi-Arts

11.9%

Literature & Publishing

6.0%

Museums & Heritage

4.5%

Community Cultural Activities

1.5%

Other Culture

0.7%

 

Industry Sector

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