Report to the Community 2014 - Page 11

KATIE MCLEISH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The 2014 Melbourne Festival audience contributed just over $31 million to the Victorian economy. KATIE MCLEISH – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MIHALIS HATZIGIANNIS & THE MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | PHOTO: DAVID HARRIS attend the 2015 Festival. It is estimated that the 2014 Melbourne Festival audience contributed just over $31 million to the Victorian economy as a direct result of attending the Festival. Working together, as we look towards 2020, we will continue to build Melbourne Festival into Australia’s pre-eminent international arts festival. Melbourne, one of the world’s most liveable cities, will continue to grow, and culture (as well as sport!) will always be very much at the heart of this fine capital. With heartfelt thanks. 11