Topic: Arts and culture

Great Stupa Makes Its Mark In Bendigo

The Andrews Labor Government is helping crown Bendigo’s majestic Great Stupa of Universal Compassion thanks to a $2.5 million grant. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford joined Member for Bendigo, West Maree Edwards and Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan in announcing the funding today while visiting the Great Stupa, cementing Bendigo’s position as an […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Statement On Multicultural Australia

It is beyond ironic that Malcolm Turnbull is moving to water down race hate laws on Harmony Day. We strongly condemn any changes which suggest it is okay to be racially insulting or offensive, or even humiliate someone because of their background. Just yesterday, Mr Turnbull promised to nurture Australia’s diversity with the launch of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

New Program Will Write A New Future For VIC Music

A major new festival and workshops with internationally successful artists and producers are part of a new program to boost the careers and international profile of Victorian songwriters and composers. A partnership between the Andrews Labor Government and national music rights organisation APRA AMCOS, Connect and Create is a three-year program that will support local […]

Categories: Media Release

White Night is coming to Ballarat – tonight.

White Night is coming to Ballarat – tonight.

Categories: Instagram, Western Victoria Region

Gisborne Library Set For Significant Upgrade Works

Gisborne Library will undergo a major upgrade thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins has announced a $364,000 overhaul of the library as part of the current round of the Labor Government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Program. Floorspace in the main library area will be increased, carpet […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government, Northern Victoria Region

Major Upgrades For Box Hill And Brighton Libraries

Two Melbourne libraries will undergo refurbishments thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. The Box Hill Library will benefit from a grant of $258,000 to help create new reading and study facilities and make the library easier to use including the provision of a new flexible space for library programs. As the […]

Categories: Eastern Metropolitan Region, Media Release, Minister for Local Government, Southern Metropolitan Region

Kicking Off Victoria’s Multi-Festival Season

Organisers of community festivals and events celebrating Victoria’s diversity can apply for funding from the Andrews Labor Government this year. More than $2 million will be available to community groups and schools as part of the Government’s recently-launched Victorian. And proud of it. multicultural policy. From today, organisers are encouraged to apply for grants under […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Almost 600,000 Take Part In White Night Melbourne 2017

Almost 600,000 people took to the streets of Melbourne overnight for the fifth instalment of White Night Melbourne. The city was transformed into a creative wonderland that saw giant rabbits and jellyfish move in to the Alexandra Gardens, sea dragons swimming under the State Library dome and a flame-throwing musical instrument straight out of Mad […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

New Week To Celebrate The Value Of Design

From high density living to life-changing Australian innovations, iconic furniture to locally crafted jewellery, the first Melbourne Design Week presented by the National Gallery of Victoria will explore the broad reach and impact of design in Victoria. Part of the Andrews Labor Government’s strategy to strengthen the state’s growing design industry, the program will showcase […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

Victoria Hosts Tech Leaders On Future Of Our Museums

Victoria will this week host more than 250 innovators from across the globe to discuss new ideas to engage future generations in the world’s museums at the global MuseumNext conference in Melbourne. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis today welcomed the large international delegation, commending its organisers for driving tech advancements and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade