Creating more opportunities to produce and present great work

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Creative people are the heart, soul and driver of the creative industries. Victoria is rich with talented people who generate new ideas, push boundaries and bring exciting new work to life. 

Our creators are diverse and innovative. Whether provocative or familiar, traditional or experimental, collaborative or solo, pure or cross-disciplinary, new creative content is fundamental to the culture, identity and creative capacity of the state. 

Creating new work can be challenging. Investment in time and materials is high and commercial rewards uncertain. Innovation, experimentation and the possibility of failure, critical to creative development, are not always compatible with sustainable practice. Opportunities for career development can be difficult to recognise, access or devote time to. 

The Victorian Government provides substantial support for individual practitioners through Creative Victoria and Film Victoria programs and is committed to do more, particularly when it comes to investing in ambitious works of scale, supporting professional development and building the capacity and profile of Victoria's Aboriginal creative sector. 

Under Creative State we are delivering new programs worth $6.35 million over four years to back our creative talent, support the bold and ambitious and create significant new works of scale and impact. These will enable Victorian creators to devote enough time and effort to their craft, take their careers to the next level and continue to renew and reinvigorate Victoria's cultural landscape. 

Learn about the progress of Creative State Actions 1-5, which are focused on backing Victoria's creative talent.

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