Category: Minister for Creative Industries

Victorian Kids Help Architects Design Their Dream Library

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled new designs for the $88 million redevelopment of State Library Victoria. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley and Minister for Major Projects Jacinta Allan revealed the designs today, which have been developed in consultation with Victorian school children and community groups. Designed by local firm Architectus together with Danish […]

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All Of The Laughs At The 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival is back for another thigh-slapping instalment, bringing the laughs to venues big and small around the city. Today Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley launched the iconic, internationally-renowned event which this year includes 5000 local and international comedians in 550 shows and 6,860 performances. Bringing together some of the biggest names […]

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Almost 600,000 Take Part In White Night Melbourne 2017

Almost 600,000 people took to the streets of Melbourne overnight for the fifth instalment of White Night Melbourne. The city was transformed into a creative wonderland that saw giant rabbits and jellyfish move in to the Alexandra Gardens, sea dragons swimming under the State Library dome and a flame-throwing musical instrument straight out of Mad […]

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New Week To Celebrate The Value Of Design

From high density living to life-changing Australian innovations, iconic furniture to locally crafted jewellery, the first Melbourne Design Week presented by the National Gallery of Victoria will explore the broad reach and impact of design in Victoria. Part of the Andrews Labor Government’s strategy to strengthen the state’s growing design industry, the program will showcase […]

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Australian-First Program To Drum Up Opportunities For Regional Music

A tour bus of a different kind hits the road today as part of the Victorian Music Crawl, a new Andrews Labor Government initiative to build connections between Melbourne and regionally-based music industry leaders. The first tour will see more than 20 Melbourne-based music managers, venue bookers, promoters, artists and music media undertake a three […]

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Drama Reigns As 2017 Literary Awards Announced

Writer, director and actor Leah Purcell has won Australia’s richest single literary prize – the Victorian Prize for Literature – for her play The Drover’s Wife, a dramatic reimagining of Henry Lawson’s celebrated short story. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley tonight named Purcell the major prize winner at a ceremony to mark the 2017 […]

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#VacantGeelong To Bring Former Factory Precinct To Life

Artists will breathe new life into North Geelong’s former industrial precinct as part of a new creative project, #VacantGeelong. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley and Member for Geelong Christine Couzens today met with the #VacantGeelong team and announced a $35,000 grant for the project through the Andrews Labor Government’s VicArts Grants program. #VacantGeelong will […]

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History Making Grants To Celebrate Our Music Heritage

A concert that will rock the Melbourne Town Hall and an audio walking tour exploring Chrissy Amphlett’s childhood in Geelong are among the five music history projects that have been supported through the first round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Rockin’ The Laneways program. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced the five grant […]

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Kylie And New Funding Spell A Bumper Year For Ararat Arts

Christmas may be over, but the gifts keep coming for Ararat with the news that Kylie Minogue is coming to town – in the form of a major exhibition – and the announcement of an $80,000 grant to support Ararat Performing Arts Centre and Ararat Regional Arts Gallery to build their audiences. Visiting the Ararat […]

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More Investment To Bring Local Stories To The Screen

From sport to health, comedy and gritty social drama, a diversity of Victorian voices, ideas and talents are headed to the big and small screens thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s latest investment in film, television, online and documentary projects. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley announced today that 17 film, television, online and documentary […]

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