Category: Minister for Creative Industries

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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Leigh Whannell Futuristic Feature To Shoot In Melbourne

Victoria continues its run of attracting ambitious productions with Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announcing writer and director Leigh Whannell’s return to Melbourne to shoot his new sci-fi thriller Stem. Stem is set in a near-future where technology controls everything. The film tells the story of a technophobe driven to avenge his wife’s […]

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NGV To Champion New Era In Victorian Design

The Andrews Labor Government has teamed up with the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) to deliver a new dedicated program to celebrate, promote and strengthen Victorian design. The Victorian Design Program will offer a curated year-round calendar of events for the design industry, students, businesses and the broader public, culminating in a new Melbourne Design […]

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Bells Of Peace To Ring Out At Birrarung Marr

A moving, original piece of music developed by children from the Dandenong and Yarra Ranges will ring out in the heart of Melbourne thanks to a $45,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today joined Minister for Education and Member for Monbulk James Merlino to announce the Dandenong Ranges […]

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Australia’s Music History – Straight From The Vault

Arts Centre Melbourne will be home to Australia’s music hall of fame with the announcement of the Australian Music Vault, a new exhibition space dedicated to sharing the story of Australian contemporary music. Created in collaboration with the music industry, it will include a free exhibition exploring the history and future of Australian music, education […]

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Seventy Years Of Dior Couture To Grace The NGV

Victoria has long attracted world-premiere must-see exhibitions and yet another is on its way – with The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture set to arrive at the National Gallery of Victoria in time for Spring 2017. A collaboration between the House of Dior and the NGV, the Melbourne-exclusive exhibition will celebrate seventy […]

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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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