In 2018-19, 25 industry and cultural development organisations received operational funding from Creative Victoria, reporting on employment, volunteering, income and expenditure and attendance and programming.
20 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 $8.1 million to industry and cultural development organisations, around 33% of total income. Total income for all organisations was $24.8 million.
Every $1 provided by Creative Victoria leveraged a further $2.04 income to this sector.
Sources of income
- Earned income was 25% of total revenue.
- Creative Victoria funding was 33%.
- Other Government funding was 32% of total income (including Commonwealth, local and other State Government funding).
- Private support was 9% of total income:
- $0.3m cash sponsorship
- $0.3m in-kind sponsorship
- $0.4m donations
- $1.2m foundations (incl. philanthropy)
Sources of income
Local Government support represented 6% of the total income at $1.6 million.
- 50% of sector expenditure went towards production costs
- 33% on administration costs
- 10% on marketing costs
The sector employed 387 people.
- Total employment is equivalent to 152 full time employees.
- 52% are employed on a casual.
25 organisations engaged the services of 11,615 creative practitioners.
8,659 volunteers provided 249,424 hours of service.
Audience and Members
25 organisations reported total attendances of 1.6 million.
- 57% were from metropolitan Melbourne
- 35% from regional Victoria
- 8% from interstate
- 0% from overseas
22 organisations reported 2.8 million online visits.
17 organisations reported 2.7 million views on digital platforms (including radio, TV, live streaming, downloads)
Industry and cultural development organisations presented 1,622 events, including:
- 607 productions
- 122 exhibitions
- 338 workshops
- 415 lectures, seminars and public talks
- 99 films
- 41 other events
15 organisations offered children or youth participation programs recording 21,540 children or youth attendances through 475 sessions.
A number of organisations offered targeted programming:
- 18 offered programming for First Peoples
- 14 offered programming for children (up to 12 years)
- 19 offered programming for youth (12 to 25 years)
- 15 offered programming for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- 11 offered programming for senior citizens
- 13 offered programming for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or intersex
- 15 offered programming for people who identify as women
- 13 offered programming for people who identify as having a disability
- 14 offered programming for people living in regional communities
The sector reported 7 inbound tours and 85 outbound tours; 68 in Victoria, 16 interstate and 1 overseas.