Category: Minister for Creative Industries

Ashes Won, Now Urn Prepares For Return To Melbourne

Victorians will be able to revel in Australia’s Ashes victory for months to come with the original Ashes urn coming to the State Library as the centrepiece of a major new exhibition. Celebrating the win, Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said the urn will come home to Victoria for only the third time in […]

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Vacant Spaces To Creative Places

Victoria’s reputation as the creative state of Australia will be strengthened through a new Andrews Labor Government program supporting creative spaces and coworking places in regional areas. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced the new Regional Coworking Spaces and Creative Places program, offering grants of up to $75,000 for projects that will help […]

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Creating A Fairer, More Inclusive Arts Sector

Ten leading Victorian arts organisations will be the first to take part in a transformative program to become more diverse and inclusive. Fair Play: Equity, Inclusion and the Creative Industries is a first-of-its-kind initiative backed by the Andrews Labor Government to ensure Victoria’s creative sector better reflects our diverse communities. The program acknowledges that particular […]

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New Investment In First Peoples Creativity

Victorian First Peoples working across our creative industries are invited to apply for a ground-breaking program that plots a new path for investment in First Peoples creativity. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced the new First Peoples Investment Program which will provide grants for creative, skills and cultural development projects and put Traditional […]

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Bollywood King And All-Star Line-Up Arrive In Melbourne

Some of India’s biggest film stars have arrived as honoured guests of the 2019 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), the southern hemisphere’s largest celebration of Indian cinema. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today joined superstar Bollywood director Shah Rukh Khan, known as “King Khan”, to open the 10th anniversary of the festival. Over […]

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Calling For The Best Victorian Designs Of The Year

The 2019 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards are open for entries, with innovative projects from across the state’s design and architectural community eligible to be nominated. Established by the Victorian Government in 1996, the Design Awards shine the spotlight on Victorian designers and businesses that excel in their use of design to transform products, services, spaces […]

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Mad Max: Fury Road Roars Into White Night Reimagined

The post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max will burst off the screen and into Melbourne in a spectacular world-first event, with the Andrews Labor Government unveiling the final part of the White Night Reimagined program. Taking over the forecourt of Melbourne Museum, Mad Max: Fury Road will be a standout of the White Night Reimagined program, […]

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New Beginning For Melbourne’s Regent Theatre

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting a major transformation of Melbourne’s Regent Theatre before the curtain rises on its next blockbuster production. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley was at the Regent today to see progress on the theatre’s first upgrade since the heritage site reopened to the public in 1996. The Labor Government will […]

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Looking To The Creative Future Of The Great South Coast

Community members across the Great South Coast are being encouraged to share their views on what creativity means to them and how it could bring new opportunities, investment, visitors and jobs to their town for the region’s first creative industries strategy. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today called for insights and ideas for the […]

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Victoria’s Creative Future In Your Hands

Victoria’s position as the creative and cultural capital of Australia will be further strengthened as the Andrews Labor Government kicks off the development of the next creative industries strategy. Victorians are invited to contribute insights and ideas to a statewide consultation that will inform that strategy, grow our $31 billion creative economy, create new jobs […]

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