Launched in 2018, the First Peoples Action Plan for the Creative Industries set out a commitment to embed Aboriginal self-determination and voice throughout Creative Victoria’s programs and activities – below you can explore the opportunities on offer for First Peoples living in Victoria.

    First Peoples Partnership Group

    The First Peoples Partnership Group has been established to reflect the needs of First Peoples living in Victoria – as artists, creators, audiences and creative leaders – and to guide Creative Victoria.

    First Peoples Creative Industries Traineeship Program

    The First Peoples Creative Industries Traineeship Program provides opportunities for First Peoples individuals, groups and organisations to develop their professional and creative practice and increase career pathways into the creative industries. EOIs for this are now closed.

    First Peoples Investment Program (pilot)

    The First Peoples Investment Program seeks to launch the careers of young First Peoples living in Victoria by opening doors to exciting roles in the creative industries.


    First Peoples Action Plan for the Creative Industries

    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.


    Voice of First Peoples to shape Victoria's creative future

    3CR mural

    3CR Mural (2010). Artists Bindi Cole, Reko Rennie and Tom Civil collaborated with the local community including Indigenous young people, to create a multi-media mural on the exterior wall of 3CR Community Radio Station. Launched March 2010. Image: Tom Civil - Stick Figures.

    Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now being sought from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with experience in the creative industries, who are interested in shaping Victoria’s creative future. Read more

    Creative industry traineeships on offer for Victoria’s young First Peoples

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    Behind the scenes of the State Theatre at Arts Centre Melbourne. Image: Mark Gambino

    The First Peoples Creative Industries Traineeships program offers 12-month paid placements in a range of workplaces spanning the creative industries.

    New program to support First Peoples creativity

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    Image: Peter Waples-Crowe, Ngarigo Queen – Cloak of queer visibility 2018, performance, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne 2018. Commissioned by ACCA as part of the Yalingwa initiative. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Jacqui Shelton

    Applications are now open for our new First Peoples Investment Program which will provide grants to First Peoples working across arts, music, design, fashion, screen and digital games.

    Commission gets to the heart of Creative State

    Bagurrk group

    Bagurrk team: ILBIJERRI Theatre Company Executive Producer Lydia Fairhall, Artistic Director Rachael Maza, Caroline Martin (Director and Founder, Yalukit Marnang) and ILBIJERRI Creative Director Kamarra Bell-Wykes. Photograph: Jody Haines

    ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, in partnership with Boonwurrung Custodian Caroline Martin (Director and Founder, Yalukit Marnang), is the recipient of $931,470 in funding for the multifaceted Bagurrk (woman) project which will forge new methods for making art based on First Peoples history and experiences.  Read more