In 2019-20, 19 industry and cultural development organisations received operational funding from Creative Victoria, reporting on employment, volunteering, income and expenditure and attendance and programming.

17 of these organisations are located in metropolitan Melbourne.

Definition of industry and cultural development is organisations that operate as peak bodies in their area of expertise providing services to a specific sector or community group.


Creative Victoria provided $6.8 million to industry and cultural development organisations, around 33% of total income. Total income for all organisations was $20.5 million.

Every $1 provided by Creative Victoria leveraged a further $2.02 income to this sector.

Sources of income

  • Earned income was 31% of total revenue.
  • Creative Victoria funding was 33%.
  • Other Government funding was 24% of total income (including Commonwealth, local and other State Government funding).
  • Private support was 9% of total income:
    • $0.2 million in cash sponsorship
    • $0.1 million through in-kind sponsorship
    • $0.5 million in donations
    • $1.0 million from foundations (incl. philanthropy)

Sources of income

Earned income $6.4m 31%
Creative Victoria $6.8m 33%
Other Government $4.9m 24%
Private support $1.9m 9%
Other $0.5m 3%


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Local Government support represented 5% of the total income at $1.0 million.


  • 52% of sector expenditure went towards production costs
  • 34% on administration costs
  • 9% on marketing costs


Production $10.9m 52%
Administration $7.1m 34%
Marketing $1.9m 9%
Other $0.9m 4%
Depreciation $0.3m 1%


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The sector employed 430 people.

  • Total employment is equivalent to 119 full time employees.
  • 64% are employed on a casual.

Employment type

Full time 46 11%
Part time 10925%
Casual 27564%


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Industry and cultural development organisations engaged the services of 7,921 creative practitioners.

12,595 volunteers provided 261,159 hours of service.


Funded organisations reported total attendances of 0.5 million.

Pie chart showing place of residence of audience

  • 50% were from metropolitan Melbourne
  • 25% from regional Victoria
  • 24% from interstate
  • 1% from overseas

18 organisations reported 3.1 million online visits.

9 organisations reported 0.7 million views on digital platforms (including radio, TV, live streaming, downloads)


Industry and cultural development organisations presented 1,208 events, including:

  • 199 productions
  • 88 exhibitions
  • 402 workshops
  • 430 lectures, seminars and public talks
  • 51 films
  • 38 other events

Sector development

12 organisations offered education or youth participation programs, reporting 61,556 student or youth attendances through 3,442 sessions.

A number of organisations offered targeted programming:

  • 12 offered programming for First Peoples
  • 8 offered programming for children (up to 12 years)
  • 13 offered programming for youth (12 to 25 years)
  • 8 offered programming for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • 4 offered programming for senior citizens
  • 4 offered programming for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or intersex
  • 8 offered programming for people who identify as women
  • 10 offered programming for people who identify as having a disability
  • 12 offered programming for people living in regional communities

The sector reported 1 inbound tour and 76 outbound tours.


Outbound76 Victoria 62
   Interstate 14


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