CALDAn acronym that covers people from Culturally And Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to people born overseas, people with one or both parents born overseas and people who speak a language other than English at home.

An ensemble or group of professional creatives who work together.

Creatives or creative practitioners

Creative practitioners who:

  • develop, produce, and present work in visual, performing, literary, multi-disciplinary and new media arts, screen, design, fashion, broadcasting and recording, publishing, architecture, and the heritage and collections sector
  • work in contexts that are commercially driven, not-for-profit and/or community based

are recognised by their peers, committed to devoting significant time to creative activities and/or have a history of public presentation.

Creative entities

Creative organisations/businesses and collectives of any size.

Deaf and Disabled people

A lived experience of disability can be visible or invisible, including physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual, developmental, mental illness and/or neurodiversity.

We recognise and support the right of the Deaf community to label their experience as one of cultural and linguistic difference. We recognise the diversity within the Deaf and Disabled communities and that the terminology and language used is evolving.

First PeoplesTraditional Owners of Victoria and all other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who reside in this state.

Legally Constituted Organisation

An organisation/business that has been created by law (for example, university or government statutory authority) or registered under law (for example, incorporated association, company limited by guarantee, Pty Ltd company or Aboriginal Corporation).

Micro to small creative organisations/businesses and collectives

Micro to small organisations/businesses and collectives that do not have more than 10 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff.

Non-creative personnel

Includes people working in a non-creative capacity, such as administration, marketing and promotion, business or operational roles or providing production/technical support.

Outer metropolitan local government areasIncludes the following local government areas: Brimbank City Council, Cardinia Shire Council, City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong, Frankston City Council, Hume City Council, Kingston City Council, Knox City Council, Manningham City Council, Maroondah City Council, Melton City Council, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Nillumbik Shire Council, City of Whittlesea, Wyndham City Council and Yarra Ranges Shire Council.
Professional Arts EnsembleA group of professional artists (e.g., musicians, singers, actors) that are recognised by their peers as a group and have a demonstrated track record of public presentations.
Regional local government areas and interface local government areas

The 48 Victorian local government areas classified as regional by the Victorian State Government as set out in

> Schedule 2 of the Regional Development Victoria Act 2002

The 10 regional city local government areas are Ballarat, Greater Bendigo, Greater Geelong, Greater Shepparton, Horsham, Latrobe, Mildura, Wangaratta, Warrnambool and Wodonga.

The remaining 38 local government areas including six alpine resort areas are referred to as the rural local government areas.

The 48 Local Government Authorities in Regional Victoria are:

  • Alpine Shire Council
  • Ararat Rural City
  • Ballarat City
  • Bass Coast Shire
  • Baw Shire
  • Benalla Rural City
  • Buloke Shire
  • Campaspe Shire
  • Central Goldfields Shire
  • Colac-Otway Shire
  • Corangamite Shire
  • East Gippsland Shire
  • Gannawarra Shire
  • Glenelg Shire
  • Golden Plains Shire
  • Greater Bendigo City
  • City of Greater Geelong
  • Greater Shepparton City
  • Hepburn Shire
  • Hindmarsh Shire
  • Horsham Rural City
  • Indigo Shire
  • Latrobe City
  • Loddon Shire
  • Macedon Ranges Shire
  • Mansfield Shire
  • Mildura Rural City
  • Mitchell Shire
  • Moira Shire
  • Moorabool Shire
  • Mount Alexander Shire
  • Moyne Shire
  • Murrindindi Shire
  • Northern Grampians Shire
  • Pyrenees Shire
  • Queenscliffe Borough
  • South Gippsland Shire
  • Southern Grampians Shire
  • Strathbogie Shire
  • Surf Coast Shire
  • Swan Hill Rural City
  • Towong Shire
  • Wangaratta Rural City
  • Warrnambool City
  • Wellington Shire
  • West Wimmera Shire
  • Wodonga City
  • Yarriambiack Shire

The 10 interface local government authorities are:

  • Cardinia Shire Council
  • Casey City Council
  • Hume City Council
  • Melton Shire Council
  • Mitchell Shire Council
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire
  • Nillumbik Shire Council
  • Whittlesea City Council
  • Wyndham City Council
  • Yarra Ranges Council

Professional Arts Practitioner

A professional artist who:

  • has specialist training in their field (not necessarily in academic institutions)
  • is recognised by their peers (professional practitioners working in the art form area)
  • is committed to devoting significant time to artistic activity
  • has a history of professional public presentation.