Find the key information on each of these creative sectors.

Performing arts

performing arts icon55% of Victorians attend a live performance at least once a year.

In 2017, Creative Victoria supported local government run performing arts centres which attracted audiences of 1 million.

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Galleries and museums

Museums icon 28% of Victorians attend an art gallery at least once a year.

In 2017, attendance at 32 Victorian museums and galleries was 2.2 million.

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Libraries and Literature

Libraries iconEach year there are 30 million library visits across Victoria.

In 2016-17, Victoria operated 373 local council library facilities including 272 branch libraries

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Visual arts, craft and design

design icon There are 5.5k design agencies in Victoria with estimated annual revenue of $5b.

2016 Census data records 12,876 Victorians employed as visual arts and craft professionals as their main job, such as painters, sculptors, photographers and jewellers.

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Film, television and new media

old fashion camera In 2017-18, productions created 8,245 employment opportunities for Victorians.

The cinema is the most popular cultural venue in Victoria with 70% of Victorians attending at least once in the year.

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