In 2018-19, 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 2018-19, Creative Victoria provided $45.5 million worth of operational funding to 130 key arts organisations in Victoria. Total income for organisations was $337.0 million.

Creative Victoria’s funding was 13% of total revenue.

Every $1 provided by Creative Victoria leveraged a further $6.41 income to the funded sector.

Organisations generated $53.0 million in private support, which is 16% of total revenue.

Sources of income

  • Earned income was the largest component of revenue at 42%.
  • Creative Victoria funding was 13%.
  • Other Government funding was 26% of total revenue (including Commonwealth, local and other State funding).
  • Private support was 16% of total revenue:
    • $9.1 million in cash sponsorship
    • $8.2 million in-kind sponsorships
    • $12.9 million donations
    • $0.9 million fundraising
    • $21.9 million foundations (incl. philanthropy)

Sources of income

Earned income$141.9m42%
Creative Victoria$45.5m13%
Other Government$88.9m26%
Private support$53.0m16%
Other$7.7m2%

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Local Government support represented 11% of the total revenue at $38.1 million.


Expenditure

  • 56% of sector expenditure went towards production costs
  • 24% on administration costs
  • 13% on marketing costs

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Expenditure

Production$183.5m56%
Administration $79.3m24%
Marketing$40.9m13%
Other$15.7m5%
Depreciation$6.8m2%

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Workforce

The sector employed 5,407 people.

  • Total employment is equivalent to 1,759 full time employees.
  • 66% are employed on a casual basis.

Employment type

Full time1,05319%
Part time76514%
Casual3,58966%

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130 organisations engaged the services of 31,616 creative practitioners.

14,718 volunteers provided 448,034 hours of service.


Audience

129 organisations reported attendances of 8.7 million.

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  • 59% were from metropolitan Melbourne
  • 28% from regional Victoria
  • 9% from interstate
  • 4% from overseas

118 organisations reported 16.3 million on-line visits.

62 organisations reported 37.1 million views on digital platforms (incl. radio, TV, live streaming, downloads).


Programming

The funded sector presented 13,124 events:

  • 4,441 productions
  • 1,063 exhibitions
  • 3,700 workshops and classes
  • 2,455 lectures, seminars and public talks
  • 316 films
  • 1,149 other events

Sector development

9,485 new works were created and 1,269 creative development projects initiated.

101 organisations reported 289,109 children or youth attendances through 12,921 children or youth participation sessions.

A number of organisations offered targeted programming:

  • 85 offered programming for First Peoples
  • 94 offered programming for children (up to 12 years)
  • 110 offered programming for youth (12 to 25 years)
  • 75 offered programming for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • 67 offered programming for senior citizens
  • 47 offered programming for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or intersex
  • 70 offered programming for people who identify as women
  • 67 offered programming for people who identify as having a disability
  • 88 offered programming for people living in regional communities.

Funded organisations recorded 837 inbound tours and 606 outbound tours; 265 within Victoria, 225 interstate and 116 overseas.

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Tours  
Inbound-837
OutboundVictoria265
 Interstate225
 Overseas116

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Regions

Creative Victoria provided $8.6 million to 52 organisations in regional Victoria, comprising:

  • 18 Performing Arts Centres
  • 16 Museums and Galleries
  • 7 Festivals
  • 6 Performing Arts Organisations
  • 5 Industry and Cultural Development Organisations

Creative Victoria provided $36.8 million to 78 organisations in metropolitan Melbourne, comprising:

  • 33 Performing Arts Organisations
  • 20 Industry and Cultural Development organisations
  • 16 Museums and Galleries
  • 8 Festivals
  • 1 Performing Arts Centre

Sources of income by location

Organisations in regional Victoria obtain:

  • 32% of their income through earned income
  • 47% from other Government funding (including Commonwealth, other State and local Government, 41% of total income is from local government)

Organisations in metropolitan Melbourne obtain:

  • 45% 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)

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Sources of income

Regional

Metropolitan

Earned

$22.1m

32%

$119.8m

45%

Creative Victoria

$8.6m

12%

$36.8m

14%

Other Government

$32.8m

47%

$56.1m

21%

Private

$5.1m

7%

$47.9m

18%

Other

$0.5m

1%

$7.2m

3%

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Employment by location

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

  • In Melbourne based organisations 68% of employees were employed on a casual basis compared to 61% of employees in regionally based organisations.

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

  • In regional Victoria 21% of employees were employed on a part-time basis compared to 13% of employees in organisation based in Melbourne.

Employment type

 

Full-time

Part-time

Casual

Regional

184

18%

213

21%

627

61%

Metropolitan

869

20%

552

13%

2,962

68%

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Artform

Performing arts represent the main artform for 47% of the funded organisations.

Visual arts represent 26% of funded organisations while multi-arts represent 12% of funded organisations.

Literature and publishing represent 6%.

Artform

Performing Arts

47%

Visual Arts

26%

Multi-Arts

12%

Literature & Publishing

6%

Museums & Heritage

5%

Community Cultural Activities

3%

Other Culture

1%

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Industry sector

130 Victorian based recurrently funded  organisations comprise:

  • 39 Performing Arts Organisations
  • 32 Museums and Galleries
  • 25 Industry and Cultural Development organisations
  • 19 Performing Arts Centres
  • 15 Festivals