In 2020-21, 34 museums and galleries received operational funding from Creative Victoria, reporting on employment, volunteering, income and expenditure and attendance and programming.

18 museums and galleries are located within regional Victoria.


Definition of museums and galleries is a building or group of spaces displaying exhibitions and cultural collections, facilitating exchanges between audiences and creative practitioners.


Finance

In 2020-21, Creative Victoria provided $8 million to museums and galleries; 17% of their total income. Total income for all organisations was $48 million.

Every $1 provided by Creative Victoria leveraged a further $4.95 income to the funded sector.

Sources of income

  • Earned income was 12% of total income.
  • Creative Victoria funding was 17%.
  • Other Government funding was 53% of total income (including Commonwealth, local and other State funding)
  • Private support was 14% of total income:
    • $552 thousand cash sponsorship
    • $275 thousand in-kind sponsorship
    • $4 million donations
    • $2 million foundations (incl. philanthropy).

Local Government provided 33% of the total income at $16 million.

Source of Income
Earned income $5m 12%
Creative Victoria $8m 17%
Other Government $25m 53%
Private Support $7m 14%
Other $2m 5%

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Expenditure

  • 31% of sector expenditure went towards production costs.
  • 49% on administration costs.
  • 7% on marketing costs.
Expenditure
Production  $13m 31%
Administration $20m 49%
Marketing $3m 7%
Other $3m 8%
Depreciation $2m 6%

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Workforce

The sector employed 480 people.

  • Total employment is equivalent to 248 full time employees.
  • 37% are employed on a casual basis.
Employment type
Full time 116 24%
Part time 188 39%
Casual 17637%

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Museums and galleries engaged the services of 3,621 creative practitioners.

1,270 volunteers provided 36,006 hours of service.


Audience

Museums and galleries reported attendances of 974 thousand.

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  • 50% were from metropolitan Melbourne
  • 38% from regional Victoria
  • 10% from interstate
  • 2% from overseas

16 organisations reported over 770 thousand views on digital platforms (including radio, TV, live streaming, downloads), in addition to over 2 million unique website views.


Programming

Museums and galleries presented 1,056 events, including:

  • 13 productions
  • 331 exhibitions
  • 288 workshops
  • 299 lectures, seminars and public talks
  • 18 films
  • 107 other events

Sector development

Organisations that offered education or youth programs recorded 31,671 student or youth attendances through 1,188 sessions.

A number of organisations offered targeted programming:

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

The sector reported 11 inbound tours and 6 outbound tours.

Tours
Inbound 11 Victoria 8
   Interstate 2
   International 1
Outbound 6 Victoria 1
   Interstate 5
   International -

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