In 2014, 38 performing arts organisations received operational funding from Creative Victoria.  These organisations reported on employment, volunteering, membership, income and expenditure and attendance and programming. 33 performing arts organisations are located in metropolitan Melbourne.

Finance

Creative Victoria provided $16.8 million to performing arts organisations, around 6% of total income.

Total turnover for all performing arts organisations was $266.7 million.

Every $1 provided by Creative Victoria leveraged a further $14.87 income to this sector.

Bar chart showing sources of income breakdown

Sources of income

  • Earned income was the largest component of revenue at 53%.
  • Creative Victoria funding was 6%.
  • Other Government funding was 23% of total revenue (including Commonwealth, local and other State funding).
  • Private support was 12% of total revenue.
    • $5.2 million in cash sponsorship
    • $3.3 million of in-kind sponsorship
    • $10.9 million from donations
    • $13.1 million from philanthropic trusts

Sources of income

Earned

Other Government

Creative Victoria

Private

Other

$148.3m

$61.7m

$16.8m

$32.4m

$7.5m

55.6%

23.2%

6.3%

12.2%

2.8%

 Bar chart showing expenditure breakdown of funded key organisations

Expenditure

  • 67% of sector expenditure went towards production costs
  • 12% on administration costs
  • 14% on marketing costs

Expenditure



Production

$173.6m

67.1%

Administration

$31.6m

12.2%

Marketing & promotion

$36.8m

14.2%

Other

$9.4m

3.6%

Depreciation

$7.4m

2.9%

  

Employment, volunteers and memberships

Bar chart showing employment breakdown of funded key organisations by location

The sector employed 3,730 people

  • Total employment was equivalent to 1,490 full time employees.
  • 76% were employed on a casual or part time basis

1,635 volunteers provided 228,499 hours of service.

The sector reported 75,620 members/friends.

Employment type

Full-time

Part-time

Casual

903

24.2%

214

5.7%

2,613

70.1%

Audience

Chart showing audience breakdown by place of residence

38 performing arts organisations reported total attendances of 1.5 million.

  • 69% were from metropolitan Melbourne
  • 12% from regional Victoria
  • 10% from interstate
  • 10% from overseas

Funding from Creative Victoria was equivalent to $11.31 per attendance.

Performing arts organisations presented 2,849 events:

  • 912 productions
  • 1,530 workshops
  • 179 lectures, seminars and conferences
  • 27 exhibitions
  • 25 films

21 of the 38 funded performing arts organisations have collection or education material on-line.

Programming

35 of performing arts organisations offered programming for emerging artists.

35 offered youth participation programs recording 141,112 Victorian student attendances through 4,540 sessions.

A number of organisations offered targeted programming:

  • 21 offered programming for children (up to 12 years)
  • 35 offered programming for youth (12 to 25 years)
  • 14 offered programming for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • 19 offered programming for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • 20 offered programming for people with a disability
  • 15 offered programming for women
  • 11 offered programming for senior citizens
Bar chart showing number of tours

The sector reported 37 inbound tours and 177 outbound tours in Victoria, interstate and overseas.

Inbound tours

Outbound tours

Victoria

Interstate

Overseas

37

78

55

44