Category: Minister for Creative Industries

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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The Fresh Minds Helping Shape Victoria’s Creative Future

Twenty of Australia’s brightest creative minds have been announced as the new Creative Industries Advisory Group charged with shaping Victoria’s cultural future from 2020. Music powerhouse Adam Briggs, fashion designer Lisa Barron, media and marketing guru Russel Howcroft and game developer Lisy Kane are among the group formed as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s […]

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Inspiring Talent And Growing Local Creativity And Jobs

Victoria will continue to be the nation’s creative industries powerhouse with more investments that back local talent and jobs across the state. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 provides $225.5 million to strengthen and grow our $31 billion creative economy for the benefit of all Victorians. The Budget provides $14 million for Victoria Live, a 10-day state-wide […]

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Chinese Treasures Old And New To Wow NGV Audiences

Stunning ancient Chinese treasures will be shown at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) alongside thought-provoking contemporary Chinese art in the latest Melbourne Winter Masterpieces blockbuster. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley visited the NGV today to preview the exhibitions that are at the centre of the gallery’s headline winter program ─ Terracotta Warriors: Guardians […]

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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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