In 2015, 33 museums and galleries received operational funding from Creative Victoria and reported on employment, volunteering, membership, income and expenditure and attendance and programming.  17 museums and galleries are located in regional Victoria, owned and operated by Local Government Authorities.

Finance

Creative Victoria provided $6.4 million to museums and galleries, 15% of total income.

Total income for all museums and galleries was $43.3 million.

Every $1 provided by Creative Victoria leveraged a further $5.75 income to this sector.

Sources of income 

  • Earned income was 26% of total revenue.
  • Creative Victoria funding was 15%
  • Other Government funding was the largest component of revenue at 40% (including Commonwealth, local and other State funding).
  • Private support was 15% of total revenue:
    • $0.6 million in cash sponsorship
    • $0.3 million in in-kind sponsorship
    • $4.6 million from donations
    • $1.2 million from philanthropic trusts

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Sources of income

Earned

Other Government

Creative Victoria

Private

Other

$11.2m

$17.2m

$6.4m

$6.7m

$1.7m

26.0%

39.9%

14.8%

15.5%

3.9%

Local Government provided 29% of the total income, around $12.5 million.

Expenditure

  • 45% of sector expenditure went towards administration costs
  • 29% on production costs
  • 12% on marketing costs

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Expenditure

  

Production

$12.0m

29.5%

Administration

$18.5m

45.3%

Marketing & promotion

$4.9m

11.9%

Other

$3.8m

9.3%

Depreciation

$1.6m

4.0%

Employment, volunteers and memberships

The sector employed 458 people

  • Total employment was equivalent to 261 full time employees.
  • 71% were employed on a casual or part time basis.

1,622 volunteers provided 81,019 hours of service.

The sector reported 25,957 members/friends.

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Employment type

Full-time

Part-time

Casual

134

29.3%

164

35.8%

160

34.9%

Audience

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33 museums and galleries reported attendances of 2.0 million.

  • 53% were from metropolitan Melbourne
  • 28% from regional Victoria
  • 12% from interstate
  • 7% from overseas

Funding from Creative Victoria was equivalent to $3.21 per attendance.

Museums and galleries presented 3,999 events, including:

  • 200 productions
  • 588 exhibitions
  • 49 films
  • 756 lectures, seminars and conferences
  • 1,956 workshops

30 museums and galleries have collection or education material on-line.

Programming

30 museums and galleries offered programming for emerging artists.

29 museums and galleries offered youth participation programs reporting 90,881 Victorian student attendances through 4,023 sessions.

A number of organisations offered targeted programming:

  • 27 offered programming for children (up to 12 years)
  • 27 offered programming for youth (12 to 25 years)
  • 25 offered programming for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • 19 offered programming for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • 23 offered programming for people with a disability
  • 20 offered programming for women
  • 20 offered programming for senior citizens

The sector reported 68 inbound tours and 61 outbound tours in Victoria, interstate and overseas.

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Inbound tours

Outbound tours

Victoria

Interstate

Overseas

68

34

15

12