Category: Minister for Creative Industries

First Degas Treasures Unveiled At NGV

It’s just over a week away from the world premiere and the first pieces from the National Gallery of Victoria’s much-anticipated Degas exhibition have been unveiled. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley visited the gallery as three stunning works, direct from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, were uncrated and prepared for installation. Part of the […]

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Australia Day Wins 2016 Unpublished Manuscript Award

Author and Doctor Melanie Cheng has taken out the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript for Australia Day, a collection of short stories that explore contemporary Australian life. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley named Cheng the winner of the $15,000 award from a shortlist of three as yet unpublished Victorian writers […]

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Victorian Television Industry Set For A Boost Through Stronger ABC Initiative

The Victorian television industry is set to continue its strong slate of production, with today’s announcement of a new initiative between Film Victoria and the ABC. The ABC Content Initiative will help secure a pipeline of television titles over the next two years delivering an estimated $80 million in production expenditure in the state. Victoria’s […]

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Lights, Camera, Recess! Filming Underway For Victorian Comedy Favourite

St Kilda Primary School was abuzz with activity today with filming underway for two special episodes of ABC3’s much-loved children’s comedy series Little Lunch. Minister for Creative Industries and Member for Albert Park Martin Foley met the cast and crew and toured the set today with series creators Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope of Gristmill, […]

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Docklands Studios Welcomes New Chair

It has welcomed Hollywood heavyweights, dressmakers and penguin wranglers – and now economist and strategy expert David Hanna will join the team of Docklands Studios Melbourne as the new Chair of the Board. Announcing the appointment today, Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said Mr Hanna’s high level strategic and international experience will put him […]

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$2.1 Million To Transform Six Small Towns

Creativity is set to make a big impact on some of Victoria’s smallest towns with each receiving $350,000 to undertake an ambitious two-year project to transform their communities. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today congratulated the towns of Birregurra, Lake Tyers Beach, Narrawong, Rainbow, Girgarre and a collective of Western Port waterline townships, whose […]

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Everybody Needs Good Music Neighbours – New Grants Program For Vic Venues

Victoria’s live music sector can sing out loud and proud with the launch of Good Music Neighbours, a new grants program to support Victorian music venues to undertake sound management and soundproofing projects. Part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $22 million Music Works initiative to strengthen and support Victoria’s contemporary music sector, Good Music Neighbours […]

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New President For Museum Victoria

Ethicist, educator, strategic advisor and Master of Melbourne University’s Ormond College, Dr Rufus Black has been named as the new President of the Museums Board of Victoria. Announcing the appointment today, Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said Dr Black’s extensive career history and high level strategic experience in the private, public and social sectors […]

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Are You Talkin’ ACMI? First Look At SCORSESE Exhibition

The life and works of one of cinema’s most influential filmmakers will go on show at ACMI this week with the launch of the Australian-exclusive exhibition SCORSESE. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley was at ACMI today as the final pieces of the exhibition were installed. The exhibition features hundreds of items that reflect on […]

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From Dandenong To The World – Supporting Artists At Home And Abroad

A youth theatre program in Dandenong is one of 96 arts projects across the state to share in more than $1.6 million through the Andrews Labor Government’s VicArts Grants Program. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley met with members of Dandenong’s SeaACT theatre group today to announce the funding and preview their project Stories from […]

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