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New Report Shows Melbourne As Top Cultural Destination

Melbourne’s reputation as Australia’s cultural capital has been reinforced with a new report ranking the city the top cultural destination in the country, third in the Asia Pacific and twelfth in the world for arts and culture. The Boston Consulting Group’s Melbourne as a Global Cultural Destination report investigated Melbourne’s cultural strengths – from the […]

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Grants To Bring The Best Of The Arts To Ballarat

Art and theatre lovers in Ballarat have a million reasons to celebrate, with the Andrews Labor Government’s latest round of grants providing support for tours and programs across the state. Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight and Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard welcomed the grants, which will invest more than $1 million to attract flagship organisations […]

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Grants To Bring The Best Of The Arts To Bendigo

Art and theatre lovers in Bendigo have a million reasons to celebrate, with the Andrews Labor Government’s latest round of grants providing support for of tours and programs across the state. Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards welcomed the grants, which will invest more than $1 million to […]

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Million Dollar Boost To Regional Arts And Touring

Art and theatre lovers in regional Victoria have a million reasons to celebrate, with the Andrews Labor Government’s latest round of grants providing support for a range of tours and programs across the state. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced more than $1 million in grants to attract flagship organisations to regional areas. […]

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Strengthening Victoria’s Booming Digital Games Industry

Victoria’s global reputation as a digital games leader has been boosted with the Andrews Labor Government’s latest investment in a suite of local projects. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced $654,000 to support nine Victorian studios develop and release new digital games, ranging from an interactive virtual reality experience to a game to […]

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Season Extended For Van Gogh At The NGV

It’s the fastest selling exhibition in the National Gallery of Victoria’s history and the largest exhibition of Van Gogh masterpieces this city has seen, and now audiences will have an extra chance to see Van Gogh and the Seasons before the works return to their homes across the globe. Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley […]

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Music Passport Program To Take Victorian Music To The World

Victorian music will take off across the globe like never before, thanks to a new Andrews Labor Government program to build international business opportunities and connections for the state’s music industry. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley announced Music Passport today – a suite of initiatives that will support Victoria’s music industry to establish global […]

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Van Gogh Blockbuster Fastest Selling Exhibition In NGV History

More than 150,000 people have visited the National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) Van Gogh and the Seasons exhibition – making it the fastest selling exhibition in NGV history. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley was at the NGV today to meet with some of Vincent Van Gogh’s youngest fans and celebrate the visitor milestone, which […]

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More Than $1 Million To Fuel Victoria’s Independent Arts Sector

More than 1200 career opportunities will be created for artists and creative industries workers across the state through  the Andrews Labor Government’s latest round of VicArts grants. Sixty-two projects will share in more than $1 million in funding, which will create opportunities for almost 900 independent artists and 350 technical, administrative and other support roles […]

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Palais Theatre – Saved

St Kilda’s Palais Theatre is set to reopen to the public on Thursday for the St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night, brighter and more vibrant than ever. The iconic façade of the 89-year-old venue has been repaired, repainted and returned to its original 1927 colour and a new state-of-the-art light system has been installed, making […]

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