29 June 2016
Victoria's new Creative State Advisory Board has held its first meeting.
Established to advise on the implementation of strategic projects contained within Victoria's Creative State strategy, the Advisory Board will work across government, with Creative Victoria and with Victoria's creative industries sector to fulfil its obligations.
The Board's inaugural meeting, on 28 June, was a positive and productive gathering. Members reviewed the Board's Terms of Reference and considered how they wish to work together so as to best draw on their collective skills and experience.
While Creative State contains 40 targeted actions, it was agreed that the scoping and implementation of a select number of priority actions will benefit from the expertise and advice of Advisory Board members.
Members were provided with an indicative list and discussed their preferred approach to developing ideas and securing strong outcomes.
The Board discussed progress towards a Creative Victoria Act and, among other things, was provided with a brief overview of the action intended to establish Melbourne as a world-renowned cultural tourism destination.
The Advisory Board is chaired by the Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley, comprises 12 sector-based members, and will meet at least quarterly for the next three years.