In 2015, 24 industry and cultural development organisations received operational funding from Creative Victoria. Funded organisations reported on employment, volunteering, membership, income and expenditure and attendance and programming.
20 of these organisations are located in metropolitan Melbourne.
Creative Victoria provided $6.6 million to industry and cultural development organisations, around 30% of total income.
Total turnover for all industry and cultural development organisations was $22.0 million.
Every $1 provided by Creative Victoria leveraged a further $2.33 income to this sector.
Sources of income
- Earned income was 32% of total revenue.
- Creative Victoria funding was 30% of total revenue.
- Other Government funding was 28% (including Commonwealth, local and other State Government funding).
- Private support was 10% of total revenue:
- $775,000 in cash sponsorship
- $184,000 of in-kind sponsorship
- $181,000 from donations
- $1.1m from philanthropic trusts
Sources of income
Local Government provided $1 million or 4% of the total income.
- 51% of sector expenditure went towards production costs
- 35% on administration costs
- 10% on marketing costs
Marketing & Promotion
Employment, volunteers and memberships
- Total employment was equivalent to 147 full time employees
- 82% were employed on a casual or part time basis
6,243 volunteers provided 222,399 hours of service.
The sector reported 59,137 members/friends.
24 industry and cultural development organisations reported total attendances of 2.4 million.
- 74% were from metropolitan Melbourne
- 12% from regional Victoria
- 6% from interstate
- 3% from overseas
Funding from Creative Victoria was equivalent to $2.70 per attendance.
Industry and cultural development organisations presented 2,458 events, including:
- 687 productions
- 96 exhibitions
- 38 films
- 140 lectures, seminars and conferences
- 1,235 workshops
16 of the 24 funded industry and cultural development organisations have collection or education material on-line.
21 organisations offered programming for emerging artists.
15 organisations offered youth participation programs recording 57,690 Victorian student attendances through 705 sessions.
A number of organisations offered targeted programming:
- 12 offered programming for children (up to 12 years)
- 17 offered programming for youth (12 to 25 years)
- 14 offered programming for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
- 9 offered programming for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- 10 offered programming for people with a disability
- 10 offered programming for women
- 5 offered programming for senior citizens
The sector reported 13 inbound tours and 64 outbound tours in Victoria, interstate and overseas.