Topic: Creative industries

Lifeline For Victoria’s Famous Live Music Venues

The Victorian Government is supporting our world-famous live music venues to respond to the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic with a new program providing grants to help pay wages and basic business expenses. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced the creation of the $15 million Victorian Live Music Venues Program to secure […]

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Keeping Channel 31 On Air And The Community Connected

The Victorian Government will provide key funding to ensure that community television station Channel 31 (C31) can continue to provide a vital communication service through the coronavirus crisis and beyond. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today confirmed the awarding of a $120,000 grant, which will support C31 in transitioning to a digital model. The […]

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Creatives Work Towards Rebuild And Recovery

Victorian musicians, game developers, filmmakers, writers, galleries and fashion labels are among the first tranche of beneficiaries from the Victorian Government’s Sustaining Creative Workers initiative. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced more than $2.4 million in grants to support almost 400 Victorian creative workers, organisations and micro-businesses to undertake activities that will enable […]

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Creative Recovery For Bushfire-Affected Regions

Victorian communities affected by the summer bushfires will be given a boost through Creative Recovery grants as part of the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments’ Community Recovery Package. The $700,000 Creative Recovery program will run in the Alpine, East Gippsland, Indigo, Mansfield, Towong and Wangaratta shires – fostering a series of projects to help communities to reflect, rebuild […]

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Thinking Big Creates New Art Drawcards Across Victoria

The Victorian Government is supporting the creation of large-scale art featuring silos, app trails and open-air galleries under a program that will connect communities, boost cultural tourism and create jobs across the state. Five projects were selected for their potential to become year-round drawcards in St Arnaud, Wedderburn, Picola and Bendigo, while a fifth initiative […]

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Top Cultural Institutions To Re-Open For School Holidays

Melbourne’s major cultural institutions will welcome back Victorians in time for the winter school holidays. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced that the National Gallery of Victoria, the Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, State Library Victoria and parts of Arts Centre Melbourne will officially re-open to the public on Saturday, 27 June. While some entertainment […]

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New Stage For Independent Performing Arts Producers

Resilience and sustainability will be the focus of a group of Victorian performing arts producers who are preparing to take their businesses to the next level as the sector prepares to emerge from the coronavirus crisis. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced the producers and production houses that will take part in the […]

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Creatives Rising To The Top Through New Festival

Melbourne’s much-anticipated new winter festival is helping local artists rise to the challenge of our times with a $2 million commissioning program to boost creative jobs and create ambitious works for the festival. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley together with co-artistic directors Hannah Fox and Gideon Obarzanek today revealed the festival name, RISING, and […]

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A New Voice For Victoria’s Hard-Hit Music Industry

The Victorian Government has created a new Music Industry Liaison role to help advise the Government on measures to support the state’s music economy and culture as it deals with the devastating consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Sector leader Bonnie Dalton has accepted the Music Industry Liaison position. Ms Dalton is currently general manager of […]

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Keeping Victoria Together During Coronavirus

To help keep Victorians connected – and help keep our creators creating – the Victorian Government has launched Victoria Together, a new online portal showcasing the best our state has to offer from live music and comedy, to the amazing animals at Melbourne Zoo. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today […]

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