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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2004 (Reissue)  
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FINANCIAL DATA

Figures from the ABS Survey of Performing Arts indicate that just over half the income received by Music and theatre production organisations in 2002-03 came from box office takings (53%). Governments were responsible for providing a further 22% of income while 7% was obtained through fundraising.

12.6 MUSIC AND THEATRE PRODUCTION ORGANISATIONS, Income received - 2002-03

For profit
Not for profit
Total

Organisations at end June (no.)
657
208
865
Income from box office ($m)
216.0
115.6
331.6
Government funding ($m)
2.2
132.2
134.4
Other income ($m)
79.8
76.2
156.0
Total income ($m)
298.1
324.0
622.1

ABS, Performing Arts, Australia, 2002-03 (cat. no. 8697.0).


Governments provided funding of $132.2m to 150 'not-for-profit' music and theatre production organisations in 2002-03. A further $2.2m in government funding was distributed amongst 53 of the 657 profit making organisations in the industry. Organisations most reliant on government funding were those involved in Symphony and choral performances (50% of total income) and Opera production (38%). By contrast, organisations involved in Popular music performances received 1% of their income from governments.

12.7 MUSIC AND THEATRE PRODUCTION ORGANISATIONS, Income by Type - 2002-03

Income from box office
Government funding
Fundraising
Other income
Total
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Popular music performance
67.0
0.6
5.0
38.3
110.9
Symphony and choral performance
31.2
52.6
13.3
8.2
105.4
Drama production
41.0
26.8
9.1
14.4
91.4
Dance production
19.9
17.6
7.0
7.5
52.0
Musical theatre production
124.6
1.8
*1.2
15.8
143.4
Opera production
np
29.0
8.2
np
75.6
Other production
np
6.0
1.7
np
43.3
Total
331.6
134.4
45.5
110.6
622.1

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
ABS, Performing Arts, Australia, 2002-03 (cat. no. 8697.0).


Music and theatre production organisations incurred expenses of $575.6m in 2002-03. Over a third (37%) of these were labour costs, primarily wages and salaries, with another 8% being contract payments to performers and artists. Of the $20.5m paid in royalties, almost three-fifths ($12.0m) was paid to overseas organisations and individuals.

12.8 MUSIC AND THEATRE PRODUCTION ORGANISATIONS, Expenses - 2002-03

For profit
Not for profit
Total

Organisations at end June (no.)
657
208
865
Expenses
Labour costs ($m)
59.8
154.1
213.9
Contract payments to performers/artists ($m)
15.8
31.6
47.3
Royalties ($m)
15.0
5.5
20.5
Venue Hire ($m)
22.6
18.3
40.9
Advertising ($m)
22.9
14.5
37.4
Travelling, accommodation and entertainment expenses ($m)
16.6
17.9
34.5
Other ($m)
101.3
79.7
181.1
Total expenses ($m)
254.0
321.6
575.6

ABS, Performing Arts, Australia, 2002-03 (cat. no. 8697.0).


Respondents to the ABS Survey of Performing Arts Festivals reported income of $88.5m in 2002-03 derived largely from three sources - ticket sales ($27.2m), government funding ($27.0m) and fund raising ($24.3m). This compares with their expenditure for the year of $82.8m, including $16.6m for contract payments to performers, artists and artistic support and $12.8m for labour costs.


During 1999-2000, the 125 businesses in the performing arts venues industry generated income of $315.9m. The two main sources of income for these businesses were government funding ($93.5m) and rent, leasing and hiring income ($83.6m).


Australian Government funding for Performing arts in 2002-03 totalled $99.9m, with a further $0.5m for Performing arts venues. By comparison, state and territory government funding of Performing arts was $72.6m, although their contribution toward Performing arts venues was $91.3m. While local governments also provide funding for the performing arts, data are not available on their level of contribution.

12.9 CULTURAL FUNDING BY GOVERNMENT, Performing arts - 2002-03

Australian Government
State and territory governments
$m
$m

Performing arts
Music
57.1
20.8
Drama
13.0
20.7
Dance
9.0
11.7
Music theatre and opera
14.2
13.2
Other performing arts
6.5
6.2
Total
99.9
72.6
Performing arts venues
0.5
91.3

ABS, Cultural Funding by Government, Australia, 2002-03 (cat. no. 4183.0).



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