Category: Minister for Creative Industries

ACMI To Lead Bendigo Creative Industries Hub

The team behind one of Melbourne’s leading creative institutions, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), will bring the much-anticipated Bendigo Creative Industries Hub to life. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced ACMI as the new operator of the Hub which will be located at the former Morley’s Emporium site on Mitchell […]

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Grants To Boost All-Ages Gigs Across Victoria

The next generation of music lovers and creators will have more opportunities to enjoy live music thanks to a new program from the Andrews Labor Government supporting all-ages gigs across Victoria. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced The Push All-Ages Grants at the second annual CHANGES music conference. Managed by youth music organisation […]

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Local Power Duo To Lead New Winter Festival

Two home-grown, globally acclaimed creative leaders will join forces as the inaugural Co-Artistic Directors of Melbourne’s blockbuster new festival kicking off in winter 2020. Director and choreographer Gideon Obarzanek and artist, curator and festival director Hannah Fox have been announced as Co-Artistic Directors of the yet-to-be-named festival which will run for 18 days. One of […]

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New President For ACMI And Its Renewal

Business leader and digital transformation expert Janet Matton has been appointed president of the board of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). Ms Matton brings a wealth of expertise in complex business management and global operations to the helm of Australia’s national museum of film, TV, videogames and digital culture. With more than […]

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Melbourne Shines Bright As White Night Is Reimagined

White Night Reimagined will dazzle and delight for another year, with the Andrews Labor Government unveiling the 2019 program for the three-night creative celebration that will bring Melbourne to life after dark. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley joined artistic director David Atkins OAM to reveal the live performances, art installations and projections that will […]

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New President For Museums Victoria

Business leader Leon Kempler AM has been named as the new president of the Museums Board of Victoria, Australia’s largest museum organisation which oversees Melbourne Museum, the Royal Exhibition Building, Scienceworks and the Immigration Museum. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said Mr Kempler’s business expertise and experience as chair of major cultural and philanthropic […]

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Victorian Artists On Tour At Home And Away

From Bairnsdale to Bogota, Yarck to New York ─ more than 20 local artists and companies will take their work to new audiences in dozens of regional Victorian towns and 14 countries. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced grants totalling almost $1 million in the latest rounds of the Andrews Labor Government’s International […]

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Latest Grants Strengthen Victoria’s Music Scene

From venues undertaking soundproofing works to bands taking the stage at major international festivals ─ the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government Music Works grants continues the strong support of Victoria’s music scene. More than $690,000 in funding will support 60 music projects ranging from international and regional tours to album recordings and professional […]

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Regional Arts Venues Strengthen Community Connections

Six regional arts venues will share in almost $200,000 of grants for activities that aim to connect communities and turn first-time audience members into arts experts. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced the latest grants to help regional art galleries and performing arts centres build their audiences, including engaging those who are not […]

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New Chair Announced To Lead Melbourne Recital Centre

Cultural leader and educator Professor Andrea Hull AO has been appointed Chair of the Melbourne Recital Centre. Professor Hull brings to this important role a distinguished record of achievement in the arts, government and education. As Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) from 1995 to 2008, Professor Hull […]

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