In 2017, 19 Local Government Authorities operating performing arts centres or programs were funded by Creative Victoria. They reported on employment, volunteering, membership, income and expenditure and attendance and programming.
18 of these are located in regional Victoria.
Creative Victoria provided $2.1 million to performing arts centres, around 6% of their total income.
Total income for all performing arts centres was $34.7 million.
Every $1 provided by Creative Victoria leveraged a further $15.75 income to this sector.
Sources of income
- Earned income was 43% of total income.
- Creative Victoria funding was 6%
- Other Government funding was 49% of total income - almost all of which was local Government, representing 48% of total income.
- Private support was 1% of total income:
- $0.2m in cash sponsorship
- $80,000 in donations
- $60,000 from philanthropic trusts
Local Government support represented 48% of the total income at $16.8 million
Sources of income
- 44% of sector expenditure went towards administration costs
- 33% on production costs
- 7% on marketing costs
Marketing & promotion
Employment and Volunteers
The sector employed 491 people.
- Total employment is equivalent to 183 full time employees.
- 62% are employed on a casual basis.
459 volunteers provided 19,085 hours of service.
Audience and Members
19 organisations reported attendances of 1 million.
- 14.9% were from metropolitan Melbourne
- 76.8% from regional Victoria
- 7.8% from interstate
- 0.5% from overseas
Funding from Creative Victoria was equivalent to $2.11 per attendance.
The sector reported 21,348 members/friends.
8 organisations reported 380,365 online visits
Performing arts centres presented 5,226 events, including:
- 1,607 productions
- 167 exhibitions
- 297 workshops
- 949 films
- 1,443 lectures, seminars and conferences
- 763 other events
6 performing arts centres have collection or education material on-line.
9 performing arts centres offered programming for emerging artists.
19 performing arts centres offered children or youth participation programs recording 110,301 children or youth attendances through 910 sessions.
A number of organisations offered targeted programming:
- 16 offered programming for children (up to 12 years)
- 12 offered programming for youth (12 to 25 years)
- 14 offered programming for First Peoples
- 9 offered programming for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- 8 offered programming for people with a disability
- 9 offered programming for women
- 18 offered programming for senior citizens