Creative Victoria provides operational funding to a wide range of arts organisations.  Key arts organisations are organisations that receive multi-year funding through Creative Victoria. These include Major Performing Arts organisations and those funded by the Organisations Investment Program and Regional Partnerships.

In 2016, Creative Victoria invested in over 130 arts and cultural organisations across Victoria.

These organisations:

Activities

  • created 11,798 new works
  • hosted 18,449 children or youth participation programs
  • staged 4,804 productions
  • held 6,205 workshops
  • presented 1,348 exhibitions and 609 film screenings

The number of total activities by supported organisations has increased by 16% over the last 5 years.

Year

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Total Activities

16,320

16,653

17,178

18,497

18,884

Number of Organisations

103

102

128

135

133


Attendance and Participation

  • attracted 8.6 million attendances (25% from regional Victoria) including 530,195 attendances to children or youth participation programs
  • reached 114,598 members
  • employed 5,336 people, equivalent to 2,341 full time employees
  • engaged 11,935 volunteers, who provided 402,923 hours of service

In the last 5 years audience numbers have fluctuated with an average of $8.7 million over the last 5 years


Financial information

  • generated $201.1 million in earned income (48% of total key arts organisations revenue)
  • and received $54.7 million in private support (13% of total key arts organisations revenue)
  • funding from Creative Victoria of $41.8 million (10% of total key arts organisations revenue)
    • every $1 provided by Creative Victoria leveraged a further $9.11 income to the funded sector

The proportions of revenue listed above are for the aggregate income to all key arts organisations. These percentages differ between individual organisations.

Total expenditure and income from supported organisations has grown steadily since 2012.

Year

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Total Income

$355,483,487

$361,811,329

$396,972,219

$391,030,965

$422,763,811

Total Expenditure

$354,308,759

$354,203,556

$383,083,916

$383,786,672

$402,087,272

Number of Organisations

103

102

128

135

133


See individual reports for more details: