In 2017, 40 performing arts organisations received operational funding from Creative Victoria, reporting on employment, volunteering, membership, income and expenditure and attendance and programming.
34 performing arts organisations are located in metropolitan Melbourne.
Creative Victoria provided $17.2 million to performing arts organisations; 6% of their total income. Total Income for all performing arts organisations was $293.1 million.
Every $1 provided by Creative Victoria leveraged a further $16.02 income to this sector.
Sources of income
- Earned income was 53% of total income.
- Creative Victoria funding was 6%.
- Other Government funding was 22% of total income (including Commonwealth, local and other State funding).
- Private support was 14% of total income:
- $7.9m in cash sponsorship
- $5.4m of in-kind sponsorship
- $13.3m from donations
- $13.8m from philanthropic trusts
Sources of income
- 60% of sector expenditure went towards production costs
- 13% on administration costs
- 15% on marketing costs
Marketing & promotion
Employment and Volunteers
The sector employed 3,031 people.
- Total employment was equivalent to 1,632 full time employees.
- 60% were employed on a casual or part time basis
1,590 volunteers provided 85,957 hours of service
Audience and Members
40 performing arts organisations reported attendances of 1.6 million.
- 69% were from metropolitan Melbourne
- 12% from regional Victoria
- 13% from interstate
- 6% from overseas
Funding from Creative Victoria was equivalent to $10.64 per attendance.
The sector reported 7,166 members/friends.
30 organisations reported 9 million on-line visits.
Performing arts organisations presented 3,624 events:
- 830 productions
- 60 exhibitions
- 2,253 workshops
- 39 films
- 160 lectures, seminars and conferences
- 282 other events
23 of the 40 funded performing arts organisations have collection or education material on-line.
34 organisations offered programming for emerging artists.
33 organisations offered children or youth participation programs, recording 121,679 Victorian student attendances through 6,468 sessions.
A number of organisations offered targeted programming:
- 24 offered programming for children (up to 12 years)
- 31 offered programming for youth (12 to 25 years)
- 16 offered programming for First Peoples
- 23 offered programming for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- 23 offered programming for people with a disability
- 11 offered programming for women
- 8 offered programming for senior citizens
The sector reported 34 inbound tours and 112 outbound tours; 38 in Victoria, 36 interstate and 38 overseas.