In 2014, 128 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 2014, Creative Victoria provided $41.5 million to 128 organisations. Total income for all organisations was $397 million.

Creative Victoria's funding represented 11% of total revenue.

Every $1 provided by Creative Victoria leveraged a further $8.56 income to the funded sector.

Organisations generated $51.2 million in private support, 13% of total revenue

 Bar chart showing sources of income breakdown of funded key organisations

Sources of income

  • Earned income was the largest component of revenue at 48%.
  • Creative Victoria funding was 11%
  • Other Government funding was 25% of total revenue (including Commonwealth, local and other State funding).
  • Private support was 13% of total revenue.
    • $9.1 million in cash sponsorships
    • $8.4 million in in-kind sponsorships
    • $18.3 million from donations
    • $15.5 million from philanthropic trusts

Local Government support represented 8% of the total revenue.

 Sources of income 

 Earned

 Other Government

 Creative Victoria

 Private 

 Other

$189.6m

$101.0m

$41.5m

$51.2m

$13.6m

47.8%

25.4%

10.5%

12.9%

3.4%

 Bar chart showing expenditure breakdown of funded key organisations

Expenditure

  • 59% of sector expenditure went towards production costs
  • 19% on administration costs
  • 14% on marketing costs

Expenditure



Production

$226.6m

59.1%

Administration

$74.0m

19.3%

Marketing and promotion

$53.7m

14.0%

Other

$18.5m

4.8%

Depreciation

$10.3m

2.7%

 

Employment, volunteers and members

The sector employed 5,541 people.

  • Total employment is equivalent to 2,236 full time employees.
  • 78% are employed on a casual or part time basis.

11,648 volunteers provided 576,108 hours of service. 120 organisations had volunteer programs.

107 organisations reported 245,605 members/friends.

Audience

In 2014, 128 organisations reported attendances of 10.3 million

  • 61% were from metropolitan Melbourne
  • 24% from regional Victoria
  • 9% from interstate
  • 6% from overseas

Funding from Creative Victoria was equivalent to $4.05 per attendance.

The funded sector presented 17,108 events:

  • 5,343 productions
  • 1,134 exhibitions
  • 4,501 workshops
  • 2,474 lectures, seminars and conferences
  • 495 films

84 organisations have collection or education material on-line.

94 organisations reported 11.6 million on-line visits.

Programming

111 funded organisations offered programming for emerging artists.

12,604 new works were created by 97 organisations.

There were 1,551 creative development projects by 71 organisations.

111 organisations reported 444,662 Victorian student attendances through youth participation programs.

Most organisations offered targeted programming:

  • 85 organisations offered programming for children (under 12 years) and 106 offered programming for youth (12 to 25 years old).
  • 70 offered programming for people with a disability
  • 66 offered programming for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • 59 offered programming for cultural and linguistically diverse communities
  • 58 offered programming for senior citizens
  • 49 offered programming for women

62 organisations recorded 844 inbound tours.

61 organisations undertook 305 outbound tours within Victoria, interstate and overseas.

Regions

Creative Victoria provided $6.9 million to 49 organisations in regional Victoria, comprising:

  • 18 Museums and Galleries
  • 18 Performing Arts Centres
  • 5 Festivals
  • 5 Performing Arts Organisations
  • 3 Industry and Cultural Development Organisations

Creative Victoria provided $34.6 million to 79 organisations in metropolitan Melbourne, comprising:

  • 33 Performing Arts Organisations
  • 19 Industry and Cultural Development organisations
  • 16 Museums and Galleries
  • 10 Festivals
  • 1 Performing Arts Centre

Bar chart showing sources of income breakdown of funded key organisations by location

Sources of income by location

Organisations in regional Victoria obtain:

  • 33% of their income through earned income
  • 47% from other Government funding (40% of total income is from local government)

Organisations in metropolitan Melbourne obtain:

  • 50% of their income through earned income
  • 22% from other Government funding (including other State Government departments and Federal Government)

Sources of Income

Metropolitan

Regional

Earned

$171.6m

50.1%

$18.0m

32.9%

Other Government

$75.3m

22.0%

$25.7m

46.9%

Creative Victoria

$34.6m

10.1%

$6.9m

12.7%

Private

$47.8m

14.0%

$3.4m

6.2%

Other

$12.9m

3.8%

$0.7m

1.3%

 Bar chart showing employment breakdown of funded key organisations by location

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.


Employment type


Full-time

Part-time

Casual

Metropolitan

1,074

22.4%

515

10.7%

3,212

66.9%

Regional

171

23.1%

169

22.8%

401

54.1%

 

 Chart representing main artform of funded organisationsArtform

Performing arts represent the main artform for 49% of the funded organisations.

Visual arts represent 27% of the funded organisations while multi-arts represent 12% of funded organisations.

Literature and publishing represent 5%.

Performing Arts

49.2%

Visual Arts

26.6%

Multi-Arts

11.7%

Literature & Publishing

5.5%

Museums & Heritage

4.7%

Community Cultural Activities

1.6%

Other Culture

0.8%

 

Industry Sector

128 recurrently funded organisations comprise:

  • 38 Performing Arts Organisations
  • 34 Museums and Galleries
  • 22 Industry and Cultural Development organisations
  • 19 Performing Arts Centres
  • 15 Festivals