Topic: Creative industries

Taking Local Creative Talent Across The State

A smorgasbord of creative events and performances are set to tour Victoria’s regional cities and towns in 2020, including hip-hop, ballet, theatre, orchestras and children’s shows. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Touring Victoria program, with nearly $600,000 helping nine grant recipients take 160 creative […]

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Local Team Shaping Bendigo’s Creative Hub

Bendigo’s new creative industries hub continues to grow with the appointment of the Local Advisory Group and the official naming of the space as The Studio. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today congratulated the ten members of the new Advisory Group who will work with ACMI to ensure the program and operations of The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries, Northern Victoria Region

Ashes Urn Steps Up To The Crease For Summer In Melbourne

This year’s summer of cricket is set to be marvellous as Victorians get the rare chance to see the sport’s greatest icon – the Ashes urn – on display at State Library Victoria. Visiting Australia for only the third time in 137 years, the original Ashes urn is on show as part of the State […]

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Latest Grants Support Local Northside Creativity

From international performances to community collaborations, the creative minds of Northcote will be supported through the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s arts grants. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley joined Member for Northcote Kat Theophanous at Gertrude Contemporary art gallery today to congratulate the local artists who have received grants through the VicArts […]

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First Peoples To Shape Victoria’s Creative Future

For the first time, Victoria’s First Peoples will have a formalised leadership role when creative and cultural policies are developed, with the appointment of Creative Victoria’s new First Peoples Partnership Group. Eleven positions on the First Peoples Partnership Group will embed Aboriginal self-determination and community voice throughout the development and delivery of Victoria’s next creative […]

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Studio Expansion To Supercharge Our Screen Industry

A new giant sound stage and a partnership with Hollywood leader Dick Cook will supercharge Victoria’s screen industry, injecting millions of dollars into the economy and supporting hundreds of new jobs. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Dick Cook at Docklands Studios Melbourne (DSM) today to announce the construction of a new $46 million sound stage. At […]

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Halifax Production Backs Women On And Off The Screen

Women are leading the way on both sides of the camera on Halifax: Retribution, a major new television series giving five women a unique opportunity to boost their screen careers. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams this week visited the Melbourne set of the eight-part Australian crime series that sees Rebecca Gibney reprise her popular role […]

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Creativity On Track As Art Trams Roll Out

Melbourne’s iconic trams will once again take artwork across the city after being transformed into mobile canvases for this year’s Melbourne Art Trams program. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley was in East Melbourne today as the first art tram for 2019 hit the rails. Designed by artist and designer Nyein Chan Aung, the tram […]

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Acclaimed Games Studio Grows Its Melbourne Home

More jobs will be created in Victoria’s thriving gaming industry with games studio Sledgehammer Games expanding its Asia-Pacific office here in Melbourne. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today joined local games leaders at the Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW) event to welcome Sledgehammer’s Chief Operating Officer Andrew Wilson and to hear about the US […]

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KAWS For Thought With Australian-First Exhibition At NGV

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is awash with colour after the arrival of more than 100 works by contemporary art icon KAWS. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley was at the NGV today to preview its latest exhibition, KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness – the first Australian solo show by artist Brian […]

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