In 2017, 130 organisations received operational funding from Creative Victoria. These organisations reported on measures including employment, volunteering, membership, income and expenditure and attendance and programming.


Finance

In 2017, Creative Victoria provided $43.7 million worth of operational funding to key arts organisations. Total income for organisations was $430 million.

Creative Victoria’s funding was 10% of total revenue.

Every $1 provided by Creative Victoria leveraged a further $8.86 income to the funded sector.

Organisations generated $56.8 million in private support, which is 13% of total revenue.

Sources of income

  • Earned income was the largest component of revenue at 48%.
  • Creative Victoria funding was 10%.
  • Other Government funding was 25% of total revenue (including Commonwealth, local and other State funding).
  • Private support was 13% of total revenue:
    • $11.6 million in cash sponsorship
    • $10.3 million in in-kind sponsorships
    • $18.4 million from donations
    • $16.5 million from philanthropic trusts.
  • Local Government Support represented 8% of the total revenue at $34.1 million

2017 Income

Sources of income

Earned

Other Government

Creative Victoria

Private

Other

$205.2m

$107.7m

$43.7m

$56.8m

$16.2m

47.8%

25.1%

10.2%

13.2%

3.8%

Expenditure

  • 54% of sector expenditure went towards production costs
  • 20% on administration costs
  • 14% on marketing costs

2017 Expenditure

Expenditure

Production

Administration

Marketing and promotion

Other

Depreciation

$227.8m

$84.7m

$59.7m

$38.7m

$9.6m

54.2%

20.1%

14.2%

9.2%

2.3%


Employment and Volunteers

The sector employed 4,935 people.

  • Total employment is equivalent to 2,428 full time employees.
  • 59% are employed on a casual basis.

15,121 volunteers provided 529,782 hours of service. 119 organisations had volunteer programs.

2017 Employment

Employment type
Full timePart timeCasual
1,288 26.1% 744 15.1% 2,903 58.8%

Audience and Members

130 organisations reported attendances of 9.3 million.

2017 audience graph

  • 61% were from metropolitan Melbourne
  • 26% from regional Victoria
  • 9% from interstate
  • 4% from overseas

Funding from Creative Victoria was equivalent to $4.70 per attendance.

98 organisations reported 62,171 members/friends.

91 organisations reported 17.2 million on-line visits.


Outcomes

The funded sector presented 16,498 events:

  • 4,416 productions
  • 1,082 exhibitions
  • 4,501 workshops
  • 2,792 lectures, seminars and conferences
  • 1,108 films
  • 2,599 other events

82 organisations presented collection or education material on-line.


Programming

9,703 new works were created by 96 organisations.

There were 1,699 creative development projects by 70 organisations.

108 organisations reported 397,757 children or youth attendances through 24,112 children or youth participation sessions.

Most organisations offered targeted programming:

  • 89 organisations offered programming for children (under 12 years) and 99 offered programming for youth (12 to 25 years old).
  • 76 offered programming for people with a disability
  • 84 offered programming for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • 77 offered programming for cultural and linguistically diverse communities
  • 63 offered programming for senior citizens
  • 62 offered programming for women
  • 110 funded organisations offered programming for emerging artists.

55 organisations recorded 832 inbound tours.

57 organisations undertook 311 outbound tours within Victoria, interstate and overseas.


Regions

Creative Victoria provided $7.8 million to 51 organisations in regional Victoria, comprising:

  • 18 Performing Arts Centres
  • 16 Museums and Galleries
  • 7 Festivals
  • 6 Performing Arts Organisations
  • 4 Industry and Cultural Development Organisations

Creative Victoria provided $35.9 million to 79 organisations in metropolitan Melbourne, comprising:

  • 34 Performing Arts Organisations
  • 19 Industry and Cultural Development organisations
  • 16 Museums and Galleries
  • 10 Festivals
  • 1 Performing Arts Centre

Sources of income by location

Organisations in regional Victoria obtain:

  • 36% of their income through earned income
  • 45% from other Government funding (38% of total income is from local government)

Organisations in metropolitan Melbourne obtain:

  • 50% of their income through earned income
  • 22% from other Government funding (3% of total income is from local government)

2017 Income region graph

Sources of income

Regional

Metropolitan

Earned

$22.8m

35.8%

$182.4m

49.8%

Other Government

$28.5m

44.8%

$79.3m

21.7%

Creative Victoria

$7.8m

12.2%

$35.9m

9.8%

Private

$3.7m

5.8%

$53.1m

14.5%

Other

$1.0m

1.6%

$15.2m

4.2%

Employment by location

Casual employment was more common in metropolitan Melbourne than in regional Victoria:

  • In Melbourne based organisations 70% of employees were employed on a casual basis compared to 60% of employees in regionally based organisations

Part time employment was more common in regional Victoria than in metropolitan Melbourne.

  • In regional Victoria 20% of employees were employed on a part-time basis compared to 11% of employees in organisation based in Melbourne

Employment type

 

Full-time

Part-time

Casual

Metropolitan

868

19.6%

481

10.8%

3,087

69.6%

Regional

176

19.6%

183

20.3%

541

60.1%


Artform

Performing arts represent the main artform for 48% of the funded organisations

Visual arts represent 25% of funded organisations while multi-arts represent 13% of funded organisations.

Literature and publishing represent 6%.

Artform Graph

Artform

Performing Arts

48%

Visual Arts

25%

Multi-Arts

13%

Literature & Publishing

6%

Museums & Heritage

5%

Community Cultural Activities

2%

Other Culture

1%


Industry Sector

130 recurrently funded organisations comprise:

  • 40 Performing Arts Organisations
  • 32 Museums and Galleries
  • 23 Industry and Cultural Development organisations
  • 19 Performing Arts Centres
  • 16 Festivals