In 2014, 15 festivals received operational funding from Creative Victoria. Funded organisations reported on employment, volunteering, membership, income and expenditure and attendance and programming. 5 of these organisations are located in regional Victoria.
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Creative Victoria provided $10.1 million to festivals, around 27% of total income.
Total turnover for all festivals was $36.8 million.
Every $1 provided by Creative Victoria leveraged a further $2.35 income to this sector.
Sources of income
- Earned income was 37% of total revenue.
- Creative Victoria funding was 27%
- Other Government funding was 12% (including Commonwealth, local and other State Government funding).
- Private support was 23% of total revenue:
- $2.6 million in cash sponsorship
- $4.8 million of in-kind sponsorship
- $655,000 through donations
- $386,500 from philanthropic trusts
Local Government provided 8% of the total income, around $2.9 million.
Sources of income
- 57% of sector expenditure went towards production costs
- 23% on marketing costs
- 18% on administration costs
Marketing & Promotion
Employment, volunteers and memberships
The sector employed 538 people.
- Total employment was equivalent to 154 full time employees.
- 88% were employed on a casual or part time basis.
1,360 volunteers provided 32,659 hours of service.
The sector reported a total of approximately 68,399 members/friends.
15 festivals reported attendances of 2.4 million.
- 72% were from metropolitan Melbourne
- 13% from regional Victoria
- 12% from interstate
- 3% from overseas
Funding from Creative Victoria was equivalent to $4.29 per attendance.
Festivals presented 2,646 events, including:
- 1,998 productions
- 188 exhibitions
- 253 workshops
- 89 lectures, seminars and conferences
- 60 films
10 festivals have collection or education material on-line.
All 15 festivals offered programming for emerging artists.
9 festivals offered youth participation programs recording 33,053 Victorian student attendances through 352 sessions.
A number of organisations offered targeted programming:
- 12 offered programming for children (up to 12 years)
- 13 offered programming for youth (12 to 25 years)
- 10 offered programming for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
- 11 offered programming for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- 10 offered programming for people with a disability
- 6 offered programming for women
- 4 offered programming for senior citizens.
The sector reported 145 inbound tours and 48 outbound tours in Victoria, interstate and overseas.