• In 2013-14, 28% of Victorians aged 15 years or over attended art galleries.
  • In 2015, 34 Creative Victoria supported visual arts and craft organisations attracted audiences of 1.8 million.
  • In 2015, there were 5,500 design consultancies in Victoria , and Victorian business spent an estimated 4.3 billion on design services. Design consultants had an estimated revenue of $5 billion annually including $450 million from exports.

National Gallery of Victoria, 2015-16

  • Attendance at the National Gallery of Victoria was 2.6 million
  • Website visitation was 4.2 million
  • Education programs attracted 98,793 participants
  • The National Gallery of Victoria is custodian of the State owned collection with a value of $3.7 billion

Employment in Visual arts, craft and design (ABS, 2011 Census data*)

  • In 2011, 4,139 Victorians were employed as Visual arts and craft professional as their main job
  • 21, 752 Victorians were employed as design workers

(* source - 6273.0 - Employment in Culture, Australia, 2011)

Volunteers in Visual arts

  • In 2015, 1,493 volunteers provided 68,645 hours of service to 34 visual arts and craft organisations supported by Creative Victoria
  • In addition, in 2015-16 volunteers at the National Gallery of Victoria provided 33,154 hours of service, equivalent to 4,362 days