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.


Finance

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

Stacked bar chart showing the break down of income by source for all key arts organisations, as per the table below.

Sources of income

Earned

Other Government

Creative Victoria

Private

Other

$201.1m

$101.2m

$41.8m

$54.7m

$24.0m

47.6%

23.9%

9.9%

12.9%

5.7%

Expenditure

  • 55% of sector expenditure went towards production costs
  • 21% on administration costs
  • 14% on marketing costs

Stacked bar chart showing the break down of expenditure by category for all key arts organisations, as per the table below.

Expenditure

Production

$222.3m

55.3%

Administration

$83.2m

20.7%

Marketing and promotion

$54.6m

13.6%

Other

$33.0m

8.2%

Depreciation

$9.0m

2.2%


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.

Stacked bar chart showing the break down of employment by type in all key arts organisations, as per the table below.

Employment Type
Full TimePart TimeCasual
1,044419.6%66412.4%3,62868.0%

Audience and Members

132 organisations reported attendances of 8.6 million

Pie chart showing where audiences to all key arts organisations have come from, as described in dot points below

  • 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.


Outcomes

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.


Programming

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.


Regions

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)

Stacked bar chart showing the break down of income by source and location, for all key arts organisations. Information as per the table below.

Sources of Income

Metropolitan

Regional

Earned

$176.6m

49.1%

$24.5m

38.8%

Other Government

$74.3m

20.7%

$26.8m

42.5%

Creative Victoria

$34.3m

9.6%

$7.5m

11.8%

Private

$51.3m

14.3%

$3.4m

5.4%

Other

$23.1m

6.4%

$0.9m

1.4%

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.

Stacked bar chart showing the break down of employment by type and location for all key arts organisations. Information as per the table below.

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 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%.

Pie chart showing the primary artform of all key arts organisations, as per the table below

Artform

Performing Arts

48.9%

Visual Arts

25.6%

Multi-Arts

12.8%

Literature & Publishing

6.0%

Museums & Heritage

4.5%

Community Cultural Activities

1.5%

Other Culture

0.8%


Industry Sector

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

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