A new plan, and a new way of working

The First Peoples Action Plan for the Creative Industries 2018-2020 is the Victorian Government’s commitment to providing improved strategic support of First Peoples’ culture, cultural expression and creative practice in Victoria.

Made up of 21 actions, this plan has been developed in close consultation with First Peoples from across Victoria’s creative industries and community.

All actions have been designed with, by and for First Peoples; and all future decisions will be guided by a new First Peoples Reference Group.

The development of the First Peoples Action Plan for the Creative Industries has been underpinned by guiding principles and these will continue to drive the design and implementation of each action:

  • Equity: First Peoples access the same opportunities as non-First Peoples
  • Accountability: Government is accountable, transparent and responsive
  • Cultural recognition: First Peoples’ histories, values, languages and cultures are acknowledged and respected
  • Relationships: Meaningful relationships that value community cultural knowledge, wisdom and expertise and demonstrate trust and respect.


The development of this plan is a commitment of Creative State – the Victorian Government’s strategy to strengthen and grow the state’s creative industries – and is articulated within its first action.

The actions in this plan will deliver targeted programs and influence creative organisations and individuals to better address cultural competency, safety and equity. The plan also includes a number of actions that will lay the foundation for longer-term projects that require significant investigation and planning to inform future investment.