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.

Finance

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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

Earned

Other Government

Creative Victoria

Private

Other

$13.7m

$4.4m

$10.1m

$8.4m

$0.2m

37.1%

12.1%

27.4%

22.8%

0.6%

 Bar chart showing expenditure breakdown of funded key organisations

Expenditure

  • 57% of sector expenditure went towards production costs
  • 23% on marketing costs
  • 18% on administration costs

Expenditure



Production

$21.7m

57.3%

Administration

$6.7m

17.6%

Marketing & Promotion

$8.7m

23.0%

Other

$0.5m

1.3%

Depreciation

$0.3m

0.8%

Employment, volunteers and memberships

Bar chart showing employment breakdown of funded key organisations by location

The sector employed 538 people.

  • Total employment was equivalent to 154 full time employees.
  • 88% were employed on a casual or part time basis.

Employment type

Full-time

Part-time

Casual

67

12.5%

90

16.7%

381

70.8%

1,360 volunteers provided 32,659 hours of service.

The sector reported a total of approximately 68,399 members/friends.

Audience

Chart showing audience breakdown by place of residence

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.

Programming

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.

Bar chart showing number of tours

The sector reported 145 inbound tours and 48 outbound tours in Victoria, interstate and overseas.

Inbound tours

Outbound tours

Victoria

Interstate

Overseas

145

14

25

9