Category: Minister for Creative Industries

2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlist

Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley has today thrown down the gauntlet to readers everywhere, announcing the 21 works shortlisted for the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. The titles comprise some of the best fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry and writing produced in Australia in the previous year. The shortlist ranges from a collection of 58 […]

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Music, Dance, Theatre And More Set To Tour Victoria

Contemporary dance, classical music and lauded theatre works are headed to regional and outer-metropolitan Victoria in 2017 with support from the Andrews Labor Government’s Touring Victoria program. The Labor Government is funding $596,726 in grants to support 10 tours by Victorian companies – presenting more than 27 shows of various sizes and genres – in […]

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Funding Takes New Games Projects To The Next Level

Nine Melbourne game developers will share in more than $440,000 thanks to the latest round of Andrews Labor Government investment funding. The games span a diverse range of topics – from a satirical virtual reality journey through 1950s America, to a detective game, to a poignant story of a mother searching an alien planet for […]

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Top ABC Exec To Lead Museums Victoria

The head of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s international arm, Lynley Marshall, has been announced as the new CEO of Museums Victoria – the organisation that runs Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, Scienceworks and the Royal Exhibition Building. An outstanding strategic leader, Ms Marshall has served in a number of senior roles at the ABC over the […]

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GPAC Trust Welcomes New Chair

Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) is set to welcome planning, environmental and development law specialist Michelle Quigley QC to the role of Chair of the Geelong Performing Arts Centre Trust. Ms Quigley, who attended secondary school in Geelong, commenced practice as a solicitor with Holding Redlich before being admitted to the Victorian Bar. Her predominant […]

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Investing In Our Next Generation Of Musicians

The Andrews Labor Government has made an unprecedented investment in Victoria’s music industry with the launch of Music Under Wings, a $1.2 million professional development program for emerging contemporary music artists, industry personnel, live music events and venues. The multi-faceted, three year program will offer mentoring by established musicians and industry leaders, masterclasses, skills development […]

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Digital Exhibitions Celebrate Victoria’s LGBTI Communities

The pioneering struggles and stories that have defined Victoria’s LGBTI community are celebrated in two new digital exhibitions that draw upon material held in the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archive. Today marks the launch of both exhibitions – featuring films, images, posters and audio – which are now live on the Culture Victoria website. Out […]

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Palais Theatre To Be Repainted In Original Colour

St Kilda’s Palais Theatre will be repainted in its original colour – a sand tone consistent with the building’s 1927 finish – as part of the $20 million restoration of the local icon to secure its long-term future as a live performance venue. The Palais Theatre was originally given a copperas finish where an iron […]

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A Sporting Good Time With A New Victorian TV Series

The 2016 footy season may be over but Etihad Stadium is still seeing plenty of on-field action with cameras rolling on the new Australian television series The Warriors. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley joined the star-studded cast today including Lisa McCune, Vince Colosimo and John Howard along with new Indigenous talents, Nelson Baker and […]

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Indian Film Festival Locked In For Two More Years

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) – one of Australia’s most significant foreign language film events – has been locked in until 2018 with support from the Andrews Labor Government. The 2017 and 2018 festivals will be delivered by Mind Blowing Films, a Melbourne-based film production and distribution company which specialises in Indian films. […]

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