In 2020-21, 130 Victorian based organisations received operational funding from Creative Victoria. These organisations reported on measures including employment, volunteering, income and expenditure, attendance, and programming.
In 2020-21, Creative Victoria provided $60 million worth of operational funding to 130 key arts organisations based in Victoria. Total income for organisations was $287 million.
Creative Victoria’s funding was 21% of total revenue.
Every $1 provided by Creative Victoria leveraged a further $3.80 income to the funded sector.
Organisations generated $42 million in private support, which was 15% of total revenue.
Sources of income
- Earned income was 13%.
- Creative Victoria funding was 21%.
- Other Government funding was 46% of total revenue (including Commonwealth, Local and Other State funding).
- Local Government support represented 13% of the total revenue at $38 million.
- Private support was 15% of total revenue:
- $5 million in cash sponsorship
- $3 million through in-kind sponsorship
- $26 million in donations
- $200 thousand through fundraising
- $7 million from foundations (incl. philanthropy)
- $513 thousand in bequests
|Creative Victoria funding||$60m||21%|
|Other Government funding||$133m||46%|
- 50% of sector expenditure went towards production costs
- 32% on administration costs
- 10% on marketing costs
The sector employed 4,246 people.
- Total employment is equivalent to 1,716 full time employees.
- 54% are employed on a casual basis.
130 organisations engaged the services of 20,814 creative practitioners.
13,753 volunteers provided 417,494 hours of service.
Funded organisations reported attendances of above 4 million.
- 49% were from metropolitan Melbourne
- 43% from regional Victoria
- 7% from interstate
- 1% from overseas
82 organisations reported over 140 million views on digital platforms (incl. radio, TV, live streaming, downloads), in addition to over 15 million website visits.
The funded sector presented 4,979 events:
- 1,241 productions
- 567 exhibitions
- 1,139 workshops and classes
- 1,176 lectures, seminars and public talks
- 200 films
- 656 other events
7,693 new works were created, and 1,812 creative development projects initiated.
71 organisations offered education or youth participation programs, reporting 221,019 student or youth attendances through 4,677 sessions.
A number of organisations reported offering targeted programming:
- 74 offered programming for First Peoples
- 74 offered programming for children (up to 12 years)
- 86 offered programming for youth (12 to 25 years)
- 56 offered programming for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- 51 offered programming for senior citizens
- 33 offered programming for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or intersex
- 43 offered programming for people who identify as women
- 48 offered programming for people who identify as having a disability
- 79 offered programming for people living in regional communities.
Funded organisations recorded 115 inbound tours and 55 outbound tours.
Creative Victoria provided $11 million to 53 organisations in regional Victoria, comprising:
- 18 Performing Arts Centres
- 18 Museums and Galleries
- 7 Festivals
- 5 Performing Arts Organisations
- 5 Industry and Cultural Development Organisations
Creative Victoria provided $49 million to 77 organisations in metropolitan Melbourne, comprising:
- 33 Performing Arts Organisations
- 19 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:
- 13% of their income through earned income
- 57% from other Government funding (including Commonwealth, other State and local Government, 45% of total income is from local government)
Organisations in metropolitan Melbourne obtain:
- 13% of their income through earned income
- 43% from other Government funding (including Commonwealth, other State and local Government, 4% of total income is from local government)
|Sources of Income||Regional||Metropolitan|
Employment by location
Casual employment is more common in regional Victoria:
- In Melbourne based organisations 52% of employees were employed on a casual basis compared to 58% of employees in regionally based organisations.
Full time employment is more common in metropolitan Melbourne than regional Victoria:
- In regional Victoria 18% of employees were employed on a full-time basis compared to 26% of employees in organisation based in Melbourne.
Performing Arts represent the main creative discipline for 45% of the funded organisations.
Visual Arts represent 28% of funded organisations while multi-arts represent 9% of funded organisations.
Community Cultural Activities represent 7%.
|Community cultural activities||7%|
|Literature & Publishing||6%|
|Museums & heritage||4%|