In 2015, 20 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.
19 of these are located in regional Victoria.
Creative Victoria provided $2.0 million to performing arts centres, around 7% of total income.
Total turnover for all performing arts centres was $30.4 million.
Every $1 provided by Creative Victoria leveraged a further $14.16 income to this sector.
Sources of income
- Earned income was 42% of total revenue.
- Creative Victoria funding was 7%
- Other Government funding was 49% of total revenue (almost all of which was Local Government. Local Government support represented 48% of total revenue)
- Private support was 2% of total revenue:
- $190,000 in cash sponsorship
- $460,000 in donations
- $64,500 from philanthropic trusts
Sources of income
- 41% of sector expenditure went towards administration costs
- 34% on production costs
- 8% on marketing costs
Marketing & promotion
Employment, volunteers and memberships
- Total employment was equivalent to 169 full time employees.
- 83% were employed on a casual or part time basis.
462 volunteers provided 18,912 hours of service.
The sector reported 11,666 members/friends.
20 performing arts centres reported attendances of 1 million.
- 17% were from metropolitan Melbourne
- 78% from regional Victoria
- 5% from interstate
Funding from Creative Victoria was equivalent to $2.00 per attendance.
Performing arts centres presented 5,765 events, including:
- 1,384 productions
- 316 exhibitions
- 324 films
- 1,659 lectures, seminars and conferences
- 468 workshops
6 performing arts centres have collection or education material on-line.
13 performing arts centres offered programming for emerging artists.
18 centres offered youth participation programs recording 96,277 Victorian student attendances through 611 sessions.
A number of organisations offered targeted programming:
- 19 offered programming for children (up to 12 years)
- 15 offered programming for youth (12 to 25 years)
- 13 offered programming for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
- 5 offered programming for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- 12 offered programming for people with a disability
- 6 offered programming for women
- 19 offered programming for senior citizens
The sector reported 622 inbound tours and 4 outbound tour within Victoria.