In 2017, 23 industry and cultural development organisations received operational funding from Creative Victoria, reporting on employment, volunteering, memberships, income and expenditure and attendance and programming.
19 of these organisations are located in metropolitan Melbourne.
Creative Victoria provided $7.6 million to industry and cultural development organisations, around 31% of total income.
Total income for all industry and cultural development organisations was $22.2 million.
Every $1 provided by Creative Victoria leveraged a further $2.14 income to this sector.
Sources of income
- Earned income was 28% of total revenue.
- Creative Victoria funding was 32%.
- Other Government funding was 31% of total income (including Commonwealth, local and other State Government funding).
- Private support was 8% of total income:
- $0.3m in cash sponsorship
- $0.3m of in-kind sponsorship
- $0.4m from donations
- $1.0 from philanthropic trusts
- Local Government support represented 6% of total income at $1.4 million.
Sources of income
- 44% of sector expenditure went towards production costs
- 38% on administration costs
- 9% on marketing costs
Marketing & promotion
Employment and Volunteers
The sector employed 389 people.
- Total employment is equivalent to 161 full time employees.
- 53% are employed on a casual.
9,596 volunteers provided 315,313 hours of service.
Audience and Members
23 organisations reported total attendances of 2.8 million.
- 67% were from metropolitan Melbourne
- 25% from regional Victoria
- 6% from interstate
- 2% from overseas
Funding from Creative Victoria was equivalent to $2.68 per attendance.
The sector reported 17,096 members/friends.
19 organisations reported 3.6 million online visits.
Industry and cultural development organisations presented 2,487 events, including:
- 336 productions
- 99 exhibitions
- 921 workshops
- 35 films
- 358 lectures, seminars and conferences
- 738 other events
15 of the 23 funded industry and cultural development organisations have collection or education material on-line.
21 organisations offered programming for emerging artists.
17 organisations offered children or youth participation programs recording 29,764 children or youth attendances through 983 sessions.
A number of organisations offered targeted programming:
- 12 offered programming for children (up to 12 years)
- 19 offered programming for youth (12 to 25 years)
- 16 offered programming for First Peoples
- 13 offered programming for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- 12 offered programming for people with a disability
- 12 offered programming for women
- 9 offered programming for senior citizens
The sector reported 9 inbound tours and 80 outbound tours; 64 in Victoria, 14 interstate and 2 overseas.