In 2016, over 130 organisations received operational funding from Creative Victoria. These organisations reported on measures including employment, volunteering, membership, income and expenditure and attendance and programming.
In 2016, Creative Victoria provided $41.8 million worth of operational funding to key arts organisations. Total income for organisations was $422.8 million.
Creative Victoria’s funding represented 10% of total revenue.
Every $1 provided by Creative Victoria leveraged a further $9.11 income to the funded sector.
Organisations generated $54.7 million in private support, 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 24% of total revenue (including Commonwealth, local and other State funding).
- Private support was 13% of total revenue:
- $11.5 million in cash sponsorship
- $10.7 million in in-kind sponsorships
- $20.0 million from donations
- $12.5 million from philanthropic trusts.
- Local Government Support represented 7.2% of the total revenue
Sources of income
- 55% of sector expenditure went towards production costs
- 21% on administration costs
- 14% on marketing costs
Marketing and promotion
Employment and Volunteers
The sector employed 5,336 people.
- Total employment is equivalent to 2,341 full time employees.
- 80% are employed on a casual or part time basis
11,935 volunteers provided 402,923 hours of service. 126 organisations had volunteer programs.
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Audience and Members
132 organisations reported attendances of 8.6 million
- 63% were from metropolitan Melbourne
- 25% from regional Victoria
- 8% from interstate
- 4% from overseas
Funding from Creative Victoria was equivalent to $4.86 per attendance.
100 organisations reported 114,598 members/friends.
92 organisations reported 15.2 million on-line visits.
The funded sector presented 18,884 events:
- 4,804 productions
- 1,348 exhibitions
- 6,205 workshops
- 3,604 lectures, seminars and conferences
- 609 films
- 2,314 other events
82 organisations presented collection or education material on-line.
11,798 new works were created by 97 organisations.
There were 1,697 creative development projects by 67 organisations.
111 organisations reported 530,195 children or youth attendances through 18,449 children or youth participation sessions.
Most organisations offered targeted programming:
- 92 organisations offered programming for children (under 12 years) and 107 offered programming for youth (12 to 25 years old).
- 66 offered programming for people with a disability
- 75 offered programming for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
- 67 offered programming for cultural and linguistically diverse communities
- 66 offered programming for senior citizens
- 67 offered programming for women
- 116 funded organisations offered programming for emerging artists.
61 organisations recorded 1,072 inbound tours.
62 organisations undertook 288 outbound tours within Victoria, interstate and overseas.
Creative Victoria provided $7.5 million to 53 organisations in regional Victoria, comprising:
- 19 Performing Arts Centres
- 17 Museums and Galleries
- 7 Festivals
- 6 Performing Arts Organisations
- 4 Industry and Cultural Development Organisations
Creative Victoria provided $34.3 million to 80 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:
- 39% of their income through earned income
- 43% from other Government funding (36% of total income is from local government)
Organisations in metropolitan Melbourne obtain:
- 49% of their income through earned income
- 21% from other Government funding (including Commonwealth, other State and local Government)
Sources of Income
Employment by location
Casual employment was more common in metropolitan Melbourne than in regional Victoria.
Part time employment was more common in regional Victoria than in metropolitan Melbourne.
Performing arts represent the main artform for 49% of the funded organisations
Visual arts represent 26% of funded organisations while multi-arts represent 13% of funded organisations.
Literature and publishing represent 6%.
Literature & Publishing
Museums & Heritage
Community Cultural Activities
133 recurrently funded organisations comprise:
- 40 Performing Arts Organisations
- 33 Museums and Galleries
- 23 Industry and Cultural Development organisations
- 20 Performing Arts Centres
- 17 Festivals