In 2014, 19 Local Government bodies operating performing arts centres or programs were funded by Creative Victoria.  They reported on measures including employment, volunteering, membership, income and expenditure and attendance and programming.  18 of these are located in regional Victoria.

Finance

Creative Victoria provided $1.7 million to performing arts centres, around 7% of total income.

Total turnover for all performing arts centres was $24.4 million.

Every $1 provided by Creative Victoria leveraged a further $13.80 income to this sector.

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Sources of income

  • Earned income was 42% of total revenue.
  • Creative Victoria funding was 7%
  • Other Government funding was 50% of total revenue (almost all of which was Local Government. Local Government support represented 49% of total revenue)
  • Private support was 1% of total revenue:
    • $137,700 in cash sponsorship
    • $10,700 in donations
    • $62,900 from philanthropic trusts  

Sources of income

Earned

Other Government

Creative Victoria

Private

Other

$10.2m

$12.2m

$1.7m

$0.2m

$0.2m

41.7%

49.9%

6.8%

0.9%

0.8%

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Expenditure

  • 40% of sector expenditure went towards administration costs
  • 34% on production costs
  • 7% on marketing costs

Expenditure



Production

$8.3m

34.0%

Administration

$9.8m

39.9%

Marketing & promotion

$1.8m

7.5%

Other

$4.0m

16.2%

Depreciation

$0.6m

2.4%

Employment, volunteers and memberships

Bar chart showing employment breakdown of funded key organisations by location

The sector employed 412 people:

  • Total employment was equivalent to 146 full time employees.
  • 82% were employed on a casual or part time basis.

388 volunteers provided 20,465 hours of service.

The sector reported 2,920 members/friends.

Employment type

Full-time

Part-time

Casual

73

17.7%

91

22.1%

248

60.2%

 

 

 

Audience

Chart showing audience breakdown by place of residence

19 performing arts centres reported attendances of 916,615

  • 19% were from metropolitan Melbourne
  • 78% from regional Victoria
  • 3% from interstate

Funding from Creative Victoria was equivalent to $1.80 per attendance.

Performing arts centres presented 5,462 events, including:

  • 1,352 productions
  • 176 exhibitions
  • 305 films
  • 1,581 lectures, seminars and conferences
  • 305 workshops

6 performing arts centres have collection or education material on-line.

Programming

10 performing arts centres offered programming for emerging artists.

All 19 centres offered youth participation programs recording 90,179 Victorian student attendances through 851 sessions.

A number of organisations offered targeted programming:

  • 16 offered programming for children (up to 12 years)
  • 16 offered programming for youth (12 to 25 years)
  • 9 offered programming for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • 3 offered programming for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • 9 offered programming for people with a disability
  • 6 offered programming for women
  • 16 offered programming for senior citizens

The sector reported 545 inbound tours and 1 outbound tour within Victoria.