Topic: Creative industries

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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Boosting Diversity And Inclusion In The Creative Industries

A push to make Victoria’s creative workforce more inclusive and representative of the diversity of the community is behind the Andrews Labor Government’s new Talent Matters program. The program is supporting a series of initiatives that will offer skills, professional development and paid employment opportunities in the creative industries to boost representation from people from […]

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New Chair For Melbourne International Arts Festival

Leading strategist and corporate consultant Tim Orton will take on the role of Chair of the Melbourne International Arts Festival Board, which will celebrate its 32nd year in October. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley announced the appointment today, naming Mr Orton as an ideal successor to Maureen Wheeler, who will retire from the Chair […]

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New Chair Appointed To Lead Victorian Opera

Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced that Melbourne corporate figure Genevieve Overell has been appointed the new Chairman of Victorian Opera. Established in 2005, Victorian Opera has developed a reputation for reshaping opera and opening up access to the art form for new audiences. More than 30,000 people now attend Victorian Opera performances, […]

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Creative Partnerships Turn Learning Into Art

The Andrews Labor Government is helping schools across Victoria turn learning into an artform by supporting partnerships with local artists, writers, actors, musicians and museums. From Coburg to Clunes, 17 Victorian schools have received funding in the inaugural round of the Creative Learning Partnerships program. The projects are being delivered throughout the year and are […]

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Building A Stronger Regional Community In Foster

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a bigger, better and more accessible Arts and Community Theatre for Foster in south Gippsland. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced $50,000 for Foster Arts, Music and Drama Association to install new seating at Foster Community Theatre, so it can continue to be an important cultural and […]

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Commission Gets To The Heart Of Creative State

A groundbreaking First Nations theatre project will bring the stories of generations of Victorian Koorie women to life and kickstart a new generation of Aboriginal theatre makers in Victoria. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley announced today that ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, in partnership with Boonwurrung Custodian Caroline Martin, will receive $931,450 to create their Bagurrk […]

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New Funding Champions Women In Screen

Women working in the film and television industry will be better supported to build their professional and leadership skills, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government program to improve representation in the sector. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced the latest round of Film Victoria’s Women’s Professional and Leadership Development Program, which will support […]

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Big Apple Blockbuster Brings MoMA Masterpieces To The NGV

More than 200 masterpieces from the MoMA will be on display at the NGV from tomorrow – kicking off a city-wide festival of that will celebrate the culture and creativity of Melbourne and New York. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley joined the media this morning to preview MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern […]

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