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.
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)
Local Government support represented 11% of the total revenue at $38.1 million.
- 56% of sector expenditure went towards production costs
- 24% on administration costs
- 13% on marketing costs
The sector employed 5,407 people.
- Total employment is equivalent to 1,759 full time employees.
- 66% are employed on a casual basis.
130 organisations engaged the services of 31,616 creative practitioners.
14,718 volunteers provided 448,034 hours of service.
Funded organisations reported attendances of 8.7 million.
- 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).
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
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.
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)
Sources of income
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.
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%.
Literature & Publishing
Museums & Heritage
Community Cultural Activities
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