Topic: Creative industries

Delivering A Community And Education Performing Arts Centre At Gasworks Art Park

Inner-city families will get the world-class facilities their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to invest in a new Community and Education Performing Arts Centre at Gasworks Arts Park. Labor will invest $12.5 million for the first stage of a new state-of-the art facility to provide a creative space for students and staff […]

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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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

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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School Of Rock Training Our Next Generation Of Stars

The Andrews Labor Government is backing the state’s best and brightest young performers starting their careers in the performing arts – with extra resources to enforce tough child employment laws. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance to meet the cast of School of Rock, who are busy […]

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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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Building A World Class Geelong Performing Arts Centre

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will deliver the final stage of the Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) redevelopment, creating local jobs, bringing top acts to Geelong and giving community groups a stage to shine. Geelong is a great place to live and more Victorians are moving to our state’s second largest city for good jobs […]

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Indigenous Charter Takes Out Top Victorian Design Award

A groundbreaking international Indigenous design has taken out the top prize in the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards. Described as “revolutionary” by the jury, the charter provides guidance for the respectful representation of Indigenous culture in design practice and education worldwide. It was developed by a team led by Dr Russell Kennedy from Deakin University’s […]

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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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