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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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Victoria’s Smallest Regional Communities Take Centre Stage

Local halls, community centres, and even a light station will be the stage for music and theatre performances as part of the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Small Regional Presenters grants program. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced more than $60,000 to help some of Victoria’s smallest communities bring exciting comedy, […]

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Eight New Art Trams Ready To Roll

Melbourne’s tram network will once again become a mobile art gallery, with the first of eight trams covered in local artwork rolling onto the tracks today, as part of Melbourne International Arts Festival. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today launched the first Melbourne Art Tram for 2018, with another seven by some of the […]

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Music Works Strikes Again With Half A Million In Grants

Victoria’s music industry has received another major boost, with the Andrews Labor Government delivering more than $500,000 for local artists, events and music businesses through the latest round of Music Works Grants . Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced the funding at the unveiling of a statue of music industry legend Ian ‘Molly’ […]

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State Library Redevelopment Reaches Halfway Mark

State Library Victoria’s historic Russell Street entrance opened today after being closed for more than a decade – signalling the halfway point of the Vision 2020 redevelopment, backed by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley officially opened the first of the redeveloped public spaces – including two new reading rooms set […]

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Funding Boost For First Peoples In Victoria’s Creative Industries

The Andrews Labor Government will boost employment opportunities for First Peoples in the creative industries and raise the profile and availability of local Aboriginal arts and creative products through a new plan. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today launched the Labor Government’s First Peoples Action Plan for the Creative Industries 2018–2020 at Bendigo Art […]

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Boosting Diversity And Inclusion In The Creative Industries

A push to make Victoria’s creative workforce more inclusive and representative of the diversity of the community is behind the Andrews Labor Government’s new Talent Matters program. The program is supporting a series of initiatives that will offer skills, professional development and paid employment opportunities in the creative industries to boost representation from people from […]

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New Chair For Melbourne International Arts Festival

Leading strategist and corporate consultant Tim Orton will take on the role of Chair of the Melbourne International Arts Festival Board, which will celebrate its 32nd year in October. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley announced the appointment today, naming Mr Orton as an ideal successor to Maureen Wheeler, who will retire from the Chair […]

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New Chair Appointed To Lead Victorian Opera

Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced that Melbourne corporate figure Genevieve Overell has been appointed the new Chairman of Victorian Opera. Established in 2005, Victorian Opera has developed a reputation for reshaping opera and opening up access to the art form for new audiences. More than 30,000 people now attend Victorian Opera performances, […]

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Creative Partnerships Turn Learning Into Art

The Andrews Labor Government is helping schools across Victoria turn learning into an artform by supporting partnerships with local artists, writers, actors, musicians and museums. From Coburg to Clunes, 17 Victorian schools have received funding in the inaugural round of the Creative Learning Partnerships program. The projects are being delivered throughout the year and are […]

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