Category: Minister for Creative Industries

Melbourne To Deliver Bold Global Festival

A spectacular new festival will redefine winter in Melbourne, with the Andrews Labor Government bringing together ambitious and unique attractions to deliver Victoria’s sixth and only creative major events pillar. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Martin Pakula today revealed plans for the new festival, which will celebrate […]

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Boosting Our Independent Arts Sector

Some 57 diverse creative projects will share in more than $1.6 million thanks to the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s VicArts Grants program. The funding will provide opportunities for more than 1,600 independent artists of all abilities and backgrounds, creating works across a range of mediums. The funding will see Victorian artists working […]

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A Shot At Hollywood For Our Emerging VFX Artists

A new program that will foster Victoria’s next generation of visual effects (VFX) artists is now open, creating an opportunity to work with and learn from the best in the business. The VFX Placements program is a collaboration between Creative Victoria and Film Victoria designed to ensure our visual effects sector has the skills to […]

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New ACMI Education Partnership In A Class Of Its Own

Digital learning labs and school-based programs focused on emerging technology will be created from a major philanthropic partnership unveiled today at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley welcomed a $650,000 contribution from Gandel Philanthropy, which will benefit students across Victoria. The digital labs and workshops at ACMI’s […]

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Melbourne Sets The Standard On International Jazz Day

Melbourne is hitting all the right notes as global host city for UNESCO’s International Jazz Day. Millions of people around the globe are expected to stream and enjoy the All-Star Concert at Melbourne’s iconic Hamer Hall, bringing together a stellar line-up of artists from more than a dozen countries. Victoria will be well represented on […]

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NGV Summer To Celebrate Haring And Basquiat

Two of the most influential artists of the eighties will be the stars of a world-first exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria this summer – Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley was at the NGV today to announce the Melbourne-exclusive exhibition as part of the Gallery’s blockbuster […]

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New President Announced For Arts Centre Melbourne

Social entrepreneur Ian Carson AM has been named the new President of the Victorian Arts Centre Trust, overseeing the iconic Arts Centre Melbourne. The Centre includes Hamer Hall, the Theatres Building and the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and is Australia’s largest performing arts complex. Last year the centre welcomed more than 3.7 million people to […]

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Sculpture Rises From Bushfire Devastation

Gippsland residents have created a powerful symbol of their resilience through a sculpture made from scrap metal recovered from the ashes of the 2009 Victorian bushfires. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley visited Traralgon today with local Member of Parliament for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing to meet with local artist Jo Caminiti and community members […]

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Supporting The Next Generation Of Creative Start Ups

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victorian creative teams turn their big ideas into sustainable businesses as part of accelerator program Foundry658. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced the ten teams who have been selected for the intensive three-month program, working with mentors and business coaches to get their ideas and products ready […]

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Call For Creatives To Help Shape Victoria’s Arts Future

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for Victorians working in all creative sectors to help shape the next four-year strategy to grow local creative industries and continue to build our reputation as the creative state. Expressions of interest are now open for leaders and participants in our creative and arts communities to bring their skills […]

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