Category: Minister for Creative Industries

Search On For Best In Victoria Design

From architecture to fashion, the search is on for the best in Victorian design and creativity. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today opened entries for the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards, calling for submissions across an expanded range of design categories. The annual Awards celebrate Victorian designers and businesses that use exemplar design in […]

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New Headquarters Takes Victoria’s Digital Games Sector To A New Level

Melbourne’s credentials as Australia’s digital games heartland reached a new level today with the launch of Australia’s largest games development headquarters, Electronic Arts’ Firemonkeys studio in Docklands. Firemonkeys is one of the biggest players in Australian games. Born through the merger of two independent Australian studios, Firemint and IronMonkey, the company was established when global […]

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Designs Unveiled For GPAC Transformation

The first designs have been unveiled for the redevelopment of the Geelong Performing Arts Centre, showing a striking new entrance to the region’s premier arts space. Designed by international Melbourne-based architecture studio, HASSELL, the project will redefine GPAC, and cement its position as Victoria’s leading regional performing arts centre. The new Ryrie Street entrance provides […]

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New Future For Top Music Competitions

Australia’s most prestigious chamber music competitions are set for an exciting future, backed by a new consortium of leading music organisations and supported by the Andrews Labor Government. The Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and its sister event for the Asia Pacific region, will be delivered by Musica Viva in partnership with the Melbourne Recital […]

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65th Melbourne International Film Festival In Full Bloom

Film buffs and film makers from Australia and abroad will converge on Melbourne this week for the opening of the 65th Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). Hamer Hall will once again host the opening night with the world premiere of the new Australian feature The Death and Life of Otto Bloom. The film was written […]

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Creative Transformation For Collingwood Tech

The disused Collingwood tech site is set to become a contemporary arts precinct, with support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced $3 million, as part of the Labor Government’s Creative State strategy, alongside $4.5 million in donations and $4 million previously contributed by the State. The announcement heralds […]

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$10 Million Boost To Arts And Culture In Regional Victoria

Regional Victoria will benefit from a major investment in the state’s extensive network of regional art galleries and performing arts centres. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced $10 million over the next three years to 33 arts venues across regional Victoria through Creative Victoria’s Regional Partnerships programs. This boost will ensure access to […]

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The World’s A Stage For Victorian Talent

From circus in Cambodia to contemporary dance in Brazil to theatre in China, Victorian creativity will connect with the world with support from the Victorian Government. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced $263,000 to support ten Victorian creative projects to be undertaken with leading international partners – in Victoria and across the globe. […]

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Investing In The Next Generation Of Creative Talent

Melbourne’s Southbank is set to become one of the world’s best training grounds for the arts, with the construction of a new Melbourne Conservatorium of Music to add to the best cultural precinct in the nation. Acting Premier James Merlino today announced the project – a partnership between the Andrews Labor Government and the University […]

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Backing Independent Arts In Our Creative State

The Andrews Labor Government will back 90 of the state’s small, medium and independent arts organisations with more support for the sector to fuel Victoria’s creative economy and arts industry. Regional festivals and Indigenous arts companies are among those receiving increased support in the 2017-2020 round of Creative Victoria’s Organisations Investment Program – which received […]

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