In 2019-20, 130 organisations received operational funding from Creative Victoria. These organisations reported on measures including employment, volunteering, membership, income and expenditure and attendance and programming.


Finance

In 2019-20, Creative Victoria provided $45.6 million worth of operational funding to 130 key arts organisations in Victoria. Total income for organisations was $327.5 million.

Creative Victoria’s funding was 14% of total revenue.

Every $1 provided by Creative Victoria leveraged a further $6.18 income to the funded sector.

Organisations generated $51.8 million in private support, which is 16% of total revenue.

Sources of income

  • Earned income was the largest component of revenue at 41%.
  • Creative Victoria funding was 14%.
  • Other Government funding was 27% of total revenue (including Commonwealth, local and other State funding).
  • Private support was 16% of total revenue:
    • $10.2 million in cash sponsorship
    • $6.1 million through in-kind sponsorships
    • $20.2 million in donations
    • $1.2 million through fundraising
    • $8.7 million from foundations (incl. philanthropy)
    • $5.4 million in bequests

Sources of income

Earned income$133.4m41%
Creative Victoria$45.6m14%
Other Government$89.5m27%
Private support$51.8m16%
Other$7.2m2%

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Stacked bar graph showing sources of income as detailed in table

Local Government support represented 12% of the total revenue at $40.0 million.


Expenditure

  • 56% of sector expenditure went towards production costs
  • 26% on administration costs
  • 12% on marketing costs

Expenditure

Production$178.0m56%
Administration $82.9m26%
Marketing$37.4m12%
Other$12.2m4%
Depreciation$8.4m3%

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Workforce

The sector employed 4,888 people.

  • Total employment is equivalent to 1,698 full time employees.
  • 64% are employed on a casual basis.

Employment type

Full time1,00020%
Part time76416%
Casual3,12464%

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Stacked bar graph showing workforce as detailed in table

130 organisations engaged the services of 33,442 creative practitioners.

18,917 volunteers provided 443,748 hours of service.


Audience

Funded organisations reported attendances of 5.9 million.

Pie chart showing place of residence of audience

  • 59% were from metropolitan Melbourne
  • 26% from regional Victoria
  • 12% from interstate
  • 3% from overseas

117 organisations reported 18.7 million on-line visits.

61 organisations reported 147.3 million views on digital platforms (incl. radio, TV, live streaming, downloads).


Programming

The funded sector presented 12,071 events:

  • 3,601 productions
  • 1,096 exhibitions
  • 3,880 workshops and classes
  • 2,223 lectures, seminars and public talks
  • 222 films
  • 1,049 other events

Sector development

9,423 new works were created and 1,535 creative development projects initiated.

100 organisations offered education or youth participation programs, reporting 360,013 student or youth attendances through 14,219 sessions.

A number of organisations offered targeted programming:

  • 80 offered programming for First Peoples
  • 87 offered programming for children (up to 12 years)
  • 103 offered programming for youth (12 to 25 years)
  • 64 offered programming for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • 59 offered programming for senior citizens
  • 34 offered programming for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or intersex
  • 51 offered programming for people who identify as women
  • 59 offered programming for people who identify as having a disability
  • 82 offered programming for people living in regional communities.

Funded organisations recorded 479 inbound tours and 266 outbound tours.

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Tours 
Inbound479Victoria231
  Interstate174
  International74
Outbound266Victoria144
  Interstate75
  International47

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Regions

Creative Victoria provided $7.9 million to 53 organisations in regional Victoria, comprising:

  • 18 Performing arts centres
  • 18 Museums and galleries
  • 9 Festivals
  • 6 Performing arts organisations
  • 2 Industry and cultural development organisations

Creative Victoria provided $37.7 million to 77 organisations in metropolitan Melbourne, comprising:

  • 34 Performing arts organisations
  • 17 Industry and cultural development organisations
  • 17 Museums and galleries
  • 8 Festivals
  • 1 Performing arts centre

Sources of income by location

Organisations in regional Victoria obtain:

  • 28% of their income through earned income
  • 53% from other Government funding (including Commonwealth, other State and local Government, 46% of total income is from local government)

Organisations in metropolitan Melbourne obtain:

  • 44% of their income through earned income
  • 21% from other Government funding (including Commonwealth, other State and local Government, 4% of total income is from local government)
Sources of IncomeRegional Metropolitan 
Earned$17.8m27%$115.7m44%
Creative Victoria$7.9m12%$37.7m14%
Other Government$34.0m53%$55.4m21%
Private support$3.6m6%$48.2m18%
Other$1.1m2%$6.1m2%

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Employment by location

Casual employment is more common in metropolitan Melbourne than in regional Victoria:

  • In Melbourne based organisations 66% of employees were employed on a casual basis compared to 57% of employees in regionally based organisations.

Part time employment is more common in regional Victoria than in metropolitan Melbourne:

  • In regional Victoria 24% of employees were employed on a part-time basis compared to 14% of employees in organisation based in Melbourne.
Employment typeFull-timePart-timeCasual
Regional18719%23424%55461%
Metropolitan81321%53014%2,57068%

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Artform

Performing arts represent the main artform for 48% of the funded organisations.

Visual arts represent 27% of funded organisations while multi-arts represent 12% of funded organisations.

Literature and publishing represent 6%.

Artform
Performing arts48%
Visual arts27%
Multi-arts12%
Literature & publishing6%
Museums & heritage5%
Community cultural activities2%
Other culture1%

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Pie chart showing artform as detailed in table


Industry Sector

130 Victorian based recurrently funded organisations comprise: