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.
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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
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
- 59% of sector expenditure went towards production costs
- 19% on administration costs
- 14% on marketing costs
Marketing and promotion
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 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%.
Literature & Publishing
Museums & Heritage
Community Cultural Activities
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