Creative Victoria oversees the nine state-owned creative organisations (Agencies). These organisations are owned by the people of Victoria and are set up under their own Act of Parliament. Together they hold cultural collections worth more than $5 billion and support the development of Victoria's creative industries by presenting the latest events and exhibitions, by supporting and attracting the best and brightest talent, and by undertaking research and development which supports the growth of the creative industries and contributes to the Victorian community more broadly.
The Arts Centre Melbourne, legally the Victorian Arts Centre Trust, has responsibility for the operation and programming of the publicly owned performing arts spaces that make up the Victorian Arts Centre - the Theatres Building beneath the Spire, Hamer Hall and the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
The Arts Centre was set up under the Victorian Arts Centre Act 1979. Trustees are appointed by the Governor in Council, with the recommendation of the Minister for the Arts.
ACMI is the agency responsible for the operation and programming as well as development and research at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. The centre is Australia's only venue dedicated to screen culture and creates and exhibits the moving image in many forms. ACMI also gives the public access to its collections, conducts research and hosts education activities.
The ACMI agency was created by the Film Act 2001, and is governed by the ACMI Board.
GPAC was established under the Geelong Performing Arts Centre Trust Act 1980. The agency overseas the operation of the Geelong Performing Arts Centre's extensive programs, functions, conferences and events.
This institution is responsible for Victoria's scientific and cultural collections. Museums Victoria oversees three sites: the Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and the Immigration Museum.
Since 1996, Museums Victoria has also been responsible for the Royal Exhibition Building.
The agency runs a diverse range of research programs and projects across all of their sites. They are also responsible for the ongoing development, exhibition and preservation of the State's collections and run education and research-based websites.
Museums Victoria was established under the Museums Act 1983, and is governed by Museums Board Victoria.
The NGV oversees the operations, programming, development and display of the state's art works across the two NGV sites: the National Gallery of Victoria on St Kilda Road and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, housed within Federation Square.
This institution is responsible for the operation and activities of the State Library. Set up by the Libraries Act 1988 and governed by the Library Board of Victoria, State Library of Victoria manages the library, its collections and programs.
Melbourne Recital Centre (MRC) holds one of the finest acoustic spaces in the world and hosts a program of concerts, events and activities across many forms and genres. MRC nurtures the development of artists and artistic expression and rejoices in the diversity of music from all corners of the world.
Film Victoria, established under the Film Victoria Act 1981 is Victoria's funding and advisory body for the film, television and digital media sectors. It aims to support local film, television and digital media industry professionals to develop talent, ideas, projects and businesses and provides assistance for Australian and International productions to film in Melbourne and greater Victoria.
Docklands Studios Melbourne is a complex which consists of five film and television sound stages which are available to local, national and international productions. The studios were completed in 2004 and were purchased by the Victorian Government in 2008.