Victoria's cultural institutions

Victoria’s iconic State-owned cultural institutions anchor our ever-evolving creative state. Belonging to the people of Victoria, they are vibrant meeting places where people of all ages and from all backgrounds can come together and enjoy a wide range of creative and cultural experiences.

Spanning visual art, design, screen culture, dance, theatre, music, science, literature, ideas and more, they are rich with inspiration. Whether it’s providing a platform for local talent, a portal to our past, education and training opportunities, or access to world’s best exhibitions, shows and events, these institutions engage with millions of Victorians and visitors to our state each year.

They are the custodians of Victoria’s extensive cultural collections, places of research and learning, and amongst the state’s most popular and beloved tourism attractions.

Creative Victoria has overarching responsibility for this incredible portfolio of state-owned cultural institutions, on behalf of the people of Victoria.