Category: Minister for Creative Industries

The Ashes Are Coming Home To State Library Victoria

Cricket’s legendary Ashes Urn will be the centrepiece of a major free exhibition opening at the State Library Victoria later this year, with the support of the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said the original Ashes Urn, which symbolises cricket’s greatest rivalry between Australia and England, is coming home to Victoria […]

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A New Home And Future For Melbourne Fringe

The historic Trades Hall in Carlton will become the new headquarters of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and home to a new creative hub for Victoria’s artists, with the support of the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley joined Fringe artists, past and present, to announce the move which heralds a new era […]

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Putting Our Roadies On Centre Stage With Vital Support

Victoria’s reputation for fostering a healthy music industry has been boosted with the Andrews Labor Government today announcing funding to support our artists, roadies and music workers in crisis. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley announced a $100,000 grant to Support Act at the inaugural ‘Roady4Roadies’ event – a Support Act fundraiser that raises the […]

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Architects Appointed To Redesign Melbourne Arts Precinct

Melbourne design practice HASSELL, in partnership with New York’s SO-IL, will lead a local and international team to design the new the public space that will form part of the Melbourne Arts Precinct redevelopment. The Melbourne Arts Precinct transformation project will include an elevated inner-city park and new pedestrian connections into and throughout the area, […]

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Bringing Big Entertainment To Small Towns

Community members and visitors in some of Victoria’s smallest towns will be treated to world class performances this year thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Small Regional Presenters program. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced almost $140,000 in grants to help 19 regional community arts groups and councils present theatre shows, comedy, music […]

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Grants Help Music Venues Be Good Neighbours

Applications open tomorrow for Good Music Neighbours, an Andrews Labor Government program to help Victoria’s live music venues be better neighbours by managing the sound that goes to their local neighbourhoods. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today opened the latest round of the program, which provides music venues with matched funding of up to […]

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Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Winners Announced

The year’s best literary works have been celebrated at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, with Behrouz Boochani’s No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison winning the major award. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley tonight named Boochani the winner of the Victorian Prize for Literature from a shortlist of 28 exceptional works published […]

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Playtime In The City – New App To Transform Melbourne

Melbourne will be transformed into a giant ‘playable’ game through a new trailblazing creative project that will combine augmented reality, public art and games design. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced the Labor Government will provide $950,000 to support 64 Ways of Being – a free mobile app that will guide users around […]

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Celebration Of Chinese Culture Past And Present At The NGV

Ancient Chinese culture will come together with dynamic contemporary art in the National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) next Melbourne Winter Masterpieces blockbuster Terracotta Warriors | Cai Guo-Qiang. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley announced the exhibition today, which will be the centrepiece of the gallery’s bumper Autumn/Winter 2019 season. The latest exhibition follows this year’s […]

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Cultural Tourism Booming In The Creative State

Cultural tourism to Victoria is booming, with record numbers of international visitors enjoying the state’s creative and cultural offering, including Melbourne’s flagship museums and galleries. New figures show international cultural visitors injected almost $2 billion into the state economy last year, an 88 per cent increase since 2013. China is the city’s biggest and fastest […]

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