Category: Minister for Creative Industries

Taking Local Creative Talent Across The State

A smorgasbord of creative events and performances are set to tour Victoria’s regional cities and towns in 2020, including hip-hop, ballet, theatre, orchestras and children’s shows. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Touring Victoria program, with nearly $600,000 helping nine grant recipients take 160 creative […]

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Local Team Shaping Bendigo’s Creative Hub

Bendigo’s new creative industries hub continues to grow with the appointment of the Local Advisory Group and the official naming of the space as The Studio. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today congratulated the ten members of the new Advisory Group who will work with ACMI to ensure the program and operations of The […]

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Curtain Rises On Redeveloped Regent Theatre

A major transformation of Melbourne’s beautiful Regent Theatre is now complete, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley was at the Regent today to see the results of the eight-month project that has repaired the façade of the heritage-listed theatre, increased seating capacity to more than 2,300 and […]

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State Library Of Victoria Begins A New Chapter

Forty per cent more space will be opened to the public as part of the spectacular Vision 2020 transformation of the State Library Victoria (SLV). Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today re-opened the SLV’s Swanston Street entrance, allowing Victorians to rediscover Australia’s oldest library – now with stunning revitalised spaces and creative technology. The […]

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Ashes Urn Steps Up To The Crease For Summer In Melbourne

This year’s summer of cricket is set to be marvellous as Victorians get the rare chance to see the sport’s greatest icon – the Ashes urn – on display at State Library Victoria. Visiting Australia for only the third time in 137 years, the original Ashes urn is on show as part of the State […]

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Latest Grants Support Local Northside Creativity

From international performances to community collaborations, the creative minds of Northcote will be supported through the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s arts grants. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley joined Member for Northcote Kat Theophanous at Gertrude Contemporary art gallery today to congratulate the local artists who have received grants through the VicArts […]

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La Mama And Friends Set The Stage For A New Future

Construction to rebuild Melbourne’s iconic La Mama theatre has begun, 18 months on from the fire that destroyed the home of independent theatre in Australia. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today joined the La Mama team in Carlton to mark the beginning of the rebuild. The project was made possible thanks to a partnership […]

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Victorian Architects Take Out Top Design Honour

An extension to Victoria’s Parliament House, a typeface designed to help learning and a fashion label driven by sustainability are among the winners of the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards. The Parliament of Victoria’s new Members’ Annexe in Melbourne scooped the Architecture category and was named overall Design of the Year by the expert panel […]

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First Peoples To Shape Victoria’s Creative Future

For the first time, Victoria’s First Peoples will have a formalised leadership role when creative and cultural policies are developed, with the appointment of Creative Victoria’s new First Peoples Partnership Group. Eleven positions on the First Peoples Partnership Group will embed Aboriginal self-determination and community voice throughout the development and delivery of Victoria’s next creative […]

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Curtains Drawn On New Ryrie St Entrance

The doors have opened on a new era of creativity at Geelong Arts Centre with the unveiling of its ground-breaking Ryrie Street redevelopment, backed by major investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley and Member for Geelong Christine Couzens joined the Arts Centre team to tour the new spaces, which […]

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