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The Ashes, Cricket’s icon visits Victoria’s State Library Icon

Victoria is the big winner with the Ashes Urn set to be the centrepiece of State Library Victoria’s largest ever free exhibition opening later this year.

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Melbourne Fringe Festival gets a new home

Victoria’s independent arts sector is getting a new hub, and Melbourne Fringe a new home with the announcement that Fringe will take over historic Trades Hall in Carlton.

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Australia's circular fashion future

Australia’s first ‘circular’ fashion conference just got bigger – offering local businesses the chance to learn from global sustainability leaders.

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The themes influencing Melbourne Design Week 2019

2019 is Melbourne Design Week’s most ambitious instalment yet.

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Students get creative with the state’s best

Students will work with some of the Victoria’s best artists, writers and performers as part of the latest round of the Creative Learning Partnerships program.

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World-class training in regional Victoria for local theatre technicians

Arts Centre Melbourne are offering current and aspiring theatre technicians from Horsham and Shepparton free specialist training.

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EOI: Melbourne’s new trains to feature First Peoples artwork

Victoria’s Department of Transport is offering a Victorian-based First Peoples artist or collective to design artwork to be featured across one of Melbourne’s new trains.

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Design team appointed for Melbourne Arts Precinct transformation

Melbourne design practice HASSELL, in partnership with New York’s Solid Objects Idenburg Liu (SO-IL), will lead a team to redesign Melbourne's art precinct.

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Bangarra Dance Theatre’s new residency in Bendigo

Bangarra Dance Theatre has a new home away from home in Bendigo thanks to a new four-year residency program supported by the Victorian Government. 

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Delivering big entertainment to small towns

Regional audiences will be treated to performances chosen by locals for locals as part of the Victorian Government’s Small Regional Presenters program.

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Music Works - Quick Response Grants to take local music across the globe

The latest round of Music Works – Quick Response Grants recipients have been announced.

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Good Music Neighbours grant is music to venue’s ears

The latest round of the Music Works – Good Music Neighbours program, which provides support to live music venues to undertake noise management projects, is now open.

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Creative Victorians recognised on Australia Day honour roll

Victorian pop icons, filmmakers, philanthropists, arts groundbreakers and more have been recognised in this year’s Australia Day honour roll.

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Extraordinary donation lets kids have their say on State Library Victoria’s newest space

More than 75,000 children each year will enjoy their own purpose-built space at State Library Victoria thanks to the generosity of local philanthropists.

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Build a career at Brunswick Music Festival

Brunswick Music Festival now in its 31st year, expands on its professional development program successfully launched in 2018.

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Register for the Fair Play Symposium

Registrations are now open for the Fair Play Symposium in Melbourne.

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Midsumma Festival 2019 highlights

Unfurl the rainbow flag, it’s Midsumma Festival time.

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2019 industry watch: Digital games

The country’s digital games industry continues to grow with Australia – in particular Victoria – getting a global reputation as a creative hub.

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LOVE, after dark

This Valentine’s Day, drink love potions and sample foods from across the globe that signify love before enjoying late night viewing of the Immigration Museum’s latest ex

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2019 highlights of the stage

From musical blockbusters, diverse theatre, bold contemporary dance and world-class shows at iconic regional venues it’s set to be a massive year in dance and theatre

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A festival just for kids at the NGV

For nine days the kids take over the NGV with a daily schedule packed with workshops, dance parties, performances and tours.

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Get creative with the kids these school holidays

The holidays are underway and Melbourne’s museums and galleries have crammed a summer’s worth of fun into their kids programs.

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Melbourne the playable city

Melbourne will be transformed into a giant ‘playable’ city combining live art, augmented reality and games technology.

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The Australian Music Vault Turns One

It’s been a great year for The Australian Music Vault with almost 750,000 people visiting the permanent exhibition.

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Winners of the 2018 Koorie Art Show awards announced

Congratulations to the winners and entrants of the 2018 Koorie Art Show awards, including artist Janet Bromley who’s won the top prize.

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Terracotta Warriors and Cai Guo-Qiang will march into the NGV next year as part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series

The National Gallery of Victoria’s newly announced 2019 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition offers local audiences a rare glimpse at China’s most beloved treasures.

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Get ready for Quick Response Music Grants

Quick Response Music Grants return in 2019

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Local producer gets lucky break thanks to Film Victoria

A young Victorian film producer will spend six months working with the producers of hit movie I, Tonya in the career break of a lifetime.

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New partnership to support creative residencies at Collingwood Arts Precinct

Emerging artists will have the opportunity to become part of the Collingwood Arts Precinct (CAP) community thanks to a new partnership with Bank of Melbourne.

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Shortlist announced: Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2019

The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards shortlist has been announced, with 28 titles spanning fiction, non-fiction, poetry and more.

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Winners of the 2018 AACTA Awards

Congratulations are in order with Victorian screen practitioners and locally-made productions winning big at the 2018 AACTA Awards.

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Melbourne design now on show in Hong Kong

The largest-ever international presentation of Victorian design wraps up this weekend at Asia’s premier design event, Hong Kong Business of Design Week (BODW).

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TV series Wentworth set to return

Foxtel has commissioned another twenty episodes of the award-winning series Wentworth.

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Victorian writers win at the PM Literary Awards

Congratulations to Victorian literary talents Gerard Murnane and Glenda Millard who have been recognised at this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.

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Major TV series Preacher coming to Victoria

US television series Preacher is coming to Victoria for its fourth series.

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Acclaimed novel The Dry to be filmed in regional Victoria

Best-selling novel The Dry will be adapted for the screen and filmed in regional Victoria.

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Vic talent dominates 2018 ARIAs best albums list

From rock to classical – Victorian talent has dominated 2018 ARIAs best album categories with four of the seven going to Vic musicians.

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First Peoples fashion bound for Hong Kong

An exhibition of First Peoples fashion will be a highlight of the largest-ever international presentation of Melbourne fashion, opening in Hong Kong this week.

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A passport to create international pathways for Victorian music businesses

Victorian music businesses can access a world of international professional development opportunities through the Fast Track Fellowship program.

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Now open – Wurinbeena Studio Gallery

First Peoples arts and culture will be celebrated on GunaiKurnai Country in East Gippsland with the opening of the new creative space, Wurinbeena Studio Gallery.

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Stan and Film Victoria announce a new development fund

Film Victoria and Australian streaming platform Stan are teaming up to provide support to Victorian writers and producers through the new program.

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2018 The Age Music Victoria Awards

Last night Victorian music makers, venues, events and icons were recognised at The Age Music Victoria Awards at Melbourne Recital Centre.

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Melbourne Museum to install biggest solar array in Melbourne

Museums Victoria is looking forward to a brighter and more sustainable future.

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Victorian writers celebrated at the 2018 Melbourne Prize

Victorian writers Alison Lester, Maria Tumarkin and Jamie Marina Lau have been recognised at this year’s Melbourne Prize for Literature.

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La Mama Theatre set to rebuild

Melbourne’s iconic La Mama Theatre is a big step closer to being rebuilt with the Victorian Government announcing support towards the project.

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A unique Victorian treasure on display in Greece

The Hellenic Museum, in collaboration with the Benaki Museum, Athens, opened the new exhibition Messenger at the Benaki Museum last month.

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Celebrating 10 years of Melbourne City of Literature

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Victorians shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2018

Over a quarter of all shortlisted authors for this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards hail from, or are based in, Victoria.

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Victoria nails it at the 2018 National Architecture Awards

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the 2018 National Architecture Awards, and Victorians have made an impressive mark.

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Scienceworks looks to the moon this summer

Scienceworks is over the moon to feature two incredible lunar experiences this summer.

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Film Victoria games investment greenlights 14 new projects

Announced during Melbourne International Games Week, Film Victoria’s latest round of games investment will help bring 14 diverse locally made games to life.

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Quick Response grants support global connections for Vic music industry

From South America to the UK – the latest Music Works Quick Response Grants will support international opportunities for Victoria’s music industry.

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More than $240,000 announced to boost creativity in the outer suburbs

More than $240,000 has been announced to help local councils in Brimbank, Cardinia, Kingston and Manningham deliver exciting new creative programs for residents.

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Latest VicArts Grants recipients

Sixty-five diverse arts projects have been supported through the latest round of the VicArts Grants program. 

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Call for creative organisations to host traineeships for young First Peoples

Creative organisations and businesses can now apply to be part of a program that will provide young First Peoples with new pathways into the creative industries.

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Introducing the latest crop of Victorian creators

Twenty-four Victorian creative talents are set to take their careers to a new level with support through the Creators Fund program.

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Taking the Victorian music industry to the next level

The Victorian Music Development Office (VMDO) has announced it will lead a range of programs and projects to develop and strengthen the Victorian music industry.

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Love coming to Immigration Museum this summer

A major exhibition will open at the Immigration Museum on 1 December exploring what, where and how we love.

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Victorian Community History Award winners announced

A book about the history of mental health during the gold rush in Victoria has been awarded top prize at the 2018 Victorian Community History Awards.

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A feast of Victorian art to be presented in India

A diverse array of Victorian creative talent is set to feature as part of the 2018/2019 Festival of Australia in India.

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Giant student artworks transform State Library Victoria’s entrance

Larger-than-life unicorns, futuristic creatures and vibrant flowers bring to life State Library Victoria’s facade with the unveiling of an artwork spanning 27 metres.

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Sneak peek at the new Ian Potter Southbank Centre

Journalists and guests were invited for a sneak peek of the Ian Potter Southbank Centre today, a new $109 million home to the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

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New $2 million initiative set to boost Victoria’s independent producers

Creative Victoria will launch a $2 million, four-year initiative designed to strengthen producing capacity in the independent performing arts sector.

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Have your say on arts and disability in Victoria

The Meeting of Cultural Ministers has launched a national consultation about arts and disability in Australia. Now is your chance to join the conversation.

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Melbourne’s design strengths set to wow Hong Kong

Victoria’s design community is preparing to go on show at one of the world’s largest design events, Hong Kong Business of Design Week.

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Touring Victoria grants take performers right across the state

The latest round of Touring Victoria grants will bring a wealth of creative experiences to regional Victoria in 2019.

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Cultural tourism booming in the creative state

Cultural tourism to Victoria is booming, with record numbers of international visitors enjoying the state’s creative and cultural offering.

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Contemporary and classical music, theatre on its way to regional Victoria

Victorian small halls, community centres, and even a light station will set the stage for a range of music and theatre performances thanks to Small Regional Presenters.

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Eight new Melbourne Art Trams ready to roll

Melbourne’s tram network will once again become a mobile art gallery as part of Melbourne International Arts Festival.

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Help shape Bendigo’s Creative Industries Hub

Bendigo’s creative and entrepreneurial community are invited to help shape the Bendigo Creative Industries Hub, bound for the ground floor of the Morley building.

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Evaluation exchange projects announced

Melbourne Recital Centre, ILBIJERRI Theatre Company and the Islamic Museum of Australia are set to explore evaluation with support through Evaluation Exchange.

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Renew Geelong launches the Concept Space

Geelong’s CBD has welcomed a new influx of creatives with the launch of Renew Geelong’s Concept Space.

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Molly Meldrum statue and Wall of Music mural unveiled

The streets are alive with music with the unveiling of a statue of music industry legend Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum and a new music mural in Richmond.

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Grants announcement – Music Works Major Round

The latest round of Music Works Grants has provided more than $500,000 for local artists, events and music businesses.

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New spaces revealed as State Library Victoria’s redevelopment reaches halfway mark

State Library Victoria’s historic Russell Street entrance opened today after being closed for more than a decade.

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Annual reports 2017-18: Record 13.2 million visits to Victoria’s state-owned cultural institutions

A record 13.2 million people visited Victoria’s state-owned cultural institutions in the 2017-18 financial year.

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High Score set for Games Week

APRA AMCOS will present a one-day workshop on making music for video games as part of Melbourne International Games Week 2018.

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Seven tech innovators chosen for ACMI Xcel Accelerator

Seven promising creative tech start-ups have begun the ACMI Xcel: Creative Tech Accelerator program.

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World-first digital canvas launched in Fed Square

A $5.4 million, Melbourne-designed digital canvas has launched in Federation Square, transforming the cityscape with a collision of architecture and art.

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Indigenous design charter takes out top Victorian design award

A groundbreaking international Indigenous design has taken out the top prize in the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards.

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Latest grants to support soundproofing projects at Victorian venues

From Axedale to Elwood, twenty-one Victorian music venues have received support for soundproofing projects through the Good Music Neighbours program.

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$2.15m for First Peoples in Victoria’s creative industries

A $2.15 million action plan has been launched by the Victorian Government to boost employment opportunities and pathways for First Peoples.

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Call for Entries to the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards

Entries to the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards are now open.

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Applications open for Victoria’s creative business program, Foundry658

Victorian artists and creative businesses can now apply for Foundry658, a Victorian Government-backed intensive business program.

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Measuring the economic value of cultural and creative industries

Victoria has taken the lead in preparing a new report on measuring the economic value of creative industries, published by the Meeting of Cultural Ministers (MCM).

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New festival to light up Melbourne winter

A brand-new winter festival will descend on Melbourne in 2019 — with an expanded White Night Melbourne at its core.

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Melbourne International Games Week 2018 program announced

Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW), the biggest games festival in the Asia Pacific, today announced the 2018 program, the largest to date.

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2018 Victorian Museum Awards announced

The 2018 Victorian Museum Awards were presented last night by Museums Australia (Victoria), the peak body for 1,000+ museums and collecting organisations.

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Candy Bowers and Jacob Boehme selected for INTERSECT

Celebrated Victorian arts professionals Candy Bowers and Jacob Boehme will participate in the British Council’s INTERSECT program, with support from Creative Victoria.

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World-first road safety exhibition targets students

Victorian students will start their journey to becoming safe drivers well before they hit the road following the opening of a world-first road safety education complex.

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Next Wave breathes creative life into University of Melbourne student precinct

Next Wave has become a creative partner in the University of Melbourne’s New Student Precinct Project.

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Victorian artists bound for Japan in 2018

Some of Victoria’s leading creative organisations will travel to Japan this year as part of the Australian Government’s cultural festival, Australia now Japan.

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New program to boost diversity and inclusion in the creative industries

A push to make Victoria’s creative workforce more inclusive and representative of the diversity of the community is behind the new Talent Matters program.

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NGV International celebrates its 50th anniversary

On this day in 1968, the National Gallery of Victoria opened the doors on its new St Kilda Road building.

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2018 Melbourne Art Trams artists announced

Seven new artist commissions were today announced for the 2018 iteration of Melbourne Art Trams.

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Funding announcement: International Engagement program

Thirteen Victorian performing arts companies have been sent packing via our International Engagement program.

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Quick Response Grants target Bigsound and beyond

More than $60,000 in Music Works Quick Response Grants will put Victorian artists in front of new audiences, at home and overseas.

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Join us for the next Creative Exchange

Learn how to get the most out of data, research and insights at the next Creative Exchange.

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The Coming Back Out Ball Movie set to close out MIFF

The 2018 Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) will close this weekend with a screening of The Coming Back Out Ball Movie.

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17 Victorian companies destined for Gamescom

Seventeen Victorian game development companies are destined for Gamescom 2018, with support from Creative Victoria.

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New Chair for Melbourne International Arts Festival

Leading strategist and corporate consultant Tim Orton will take on the role of Chair of the Melbourne International Arts Festival Board.

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FCAC set to host 2019 Due West Arts Festival

Maribyrnong City Council has announced that Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) will produce the 2019 Due West Arts Festival.

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Regional roadshow coming for Foundry658

Foundry658, an initiative to help creative people build sustainable businesses, is heading out on a roadshow across regional Victoria.

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The Roving Curator Program is back for 2018

Applications for the annual Roving Curator Program will open on Monday 13 August 2018.

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Applications for PAX Rising Grants now open

Are you a Victorian games business that is exhibiting at PAX AUS 2018?

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The Fabulous Miss Fisher MODern to swing onto TV

Miss Fisher is coming back - and into the swinging 1960s - with the announcement of Miss Fisher MODern, a spin-off new series that will go into production in October.

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Applications open for Midsumma Futures mentoring program

Applications are now open for Midsumma Futures 2018 – 2019, a nine-month development and mentoring program for early-career artists and culture-makers.

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New creative partnerships turn learning into an artform

Schools across the state are partnering with artists, writers, actors, musicians and museums via the new Creative Learning Partnerships program.

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2018 Melbourne International Arts Festival program unveiled

From soaring cathedrals of sound to the sweat of the circus and boxing rings, this year’s Melbourne International Arts Festival will be an extraordinary adventure.

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Creative State Commissions – Round two shortlist revealed

A diverse selection of trailblazing creative ideas has been shortlisted for the second round of the Creative State Commissions program.

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Catherine Jones appointed APAM director

Creative leader and executive producer Catherine Jones has been appointed to lead the next chapter of the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM).

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Register now - Local Government Arts and Culture Forum

The inaugural Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) Local Government Arts and Culture Forum will be held from 22 to 23 August.

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Nelson Mandela exhibition to showcase personal and historically significant objects

An extensive exhibition on the life of Nelson Mandela will debut at Melbourne Museum on Saturday 22 September, showcasing personally and politically significant objects.

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Engaging audiences across regional Victoria

The refurbished West Gippsland Arts Centre, the Latrobe Regional Gallery, and Warrnambool Art Gallery are the latest grant Engaging Audiences recipients.

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Next Wave launches First Nations Producers-in-Residence program

Next Wave’s Producers-in-Residence is a new springboard for three emerging First Nations creatives who want to leap into producing, programming or curating in the arts.

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Victorian events and artists honoured at the 2018 Helpmann Awards

The centrepiece of the 2017 Melbourne International Arts Festival, Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music won Best Special Event at the 2018 Helpmann Awards.

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MoMA Masterpieces draw 100,000 visitors and counting

More than 100,000 people have streamed through the doors of the National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition MoMA at NGV.

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Cake Industries rising

Victorian experimental art collective Cake Industries is having a stellar year, fuelled by a Creators Fund grant from Creative Victoria.

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Creators Fund grants of up to $50,000 available for game developers

Victorian game developers are eligible to apply for Creators Fund grant of up to $50,000 to support an extended period of professional development.

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Destiny Deacon awarded inaugural Yalingwa Fellowship

Internationally-acclaimed Melbourne-based artist Destiny Deacon has been awarded the first $60,000 Yalingwa Fellowship.

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MPavilion 2018 design revealed – be part of the program!

Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós has revealed the design for the fifth MPavilion.

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Commission gets to the heart of Creative State

A ground-breaking First Nations theatre project that will bring to life the stories of generations of Victorian Koorie women.

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Introducing the latest round of VicArts Grants

Sixty-two artists and creative organisations will receive support through the latest round of VicArts grants.

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New funding champions women in screen

The Victorian Government will provide up to $85,000 to build the leadership skills and professional expertise of women working in the film and television industry.

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Renew Geelong delivers rent-free spaces for Geelong’s Creatives

Renew Geelong is ready to connect owners of vacant properties with makers, creators, artists and community groups to reinvigorate empty spaces in central Geelong.

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Historic Australian-Chinese co-production to film in Victoria

The state’s largest ever Australian-Chinese official co-production, The Whistleblower, has commenced filming at Docklands Studios Melbourne.

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Victorian talent shines at the 2018 Logie Awards

A host of Victorian talent and Film Victoria supported projects were honoured at the 2018 Logie Awards, announced last night.

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The Creators Fund is open for applications

The Creators Fund, which provides support to help creatives take their career to the next level, is now open for applications.

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New hub to strengthen Victoria’s dance sector

Today, Lucy Guerin Inc provided a sneak preview of WXYZ Studios, a ground-breaking new hub and co-working space for Victoria’s dance sector.

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Rawcus Theatre to make its international debut

A $30,000 Victorian Government grant will see Rawcus Theatre travel to the USA to work with renowned dancer and choreographer Marc Brew.

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Touring Victoria to take comedy, opera, circus and more to regional towns and cities

From opera to comedy, the latest round of Touring Victoria grants is bringing an array of creative experiences to regional Victoria

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Mentorships, Molly and more to celebrate Victoria’s music heritage

A feminist music festival and a tribute to Molly Meldrum are the among the latest music history projects to be supported through the Rockin’ The Laneways program.

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Innovation in Marketing Grants awarded to six Victorian organisations

Six Victorian organisations will share in $100,000 of funding as part of the 2018 Innovation in Marketing Fund.

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The British Council and Diversity Arts Australia announce knowledge exchange program

Six British and Australian arts professionals will be selected to travel to each other's countries as part of the innovative mutual exchange program INTERSECT.

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$2.6m to support life changing creative projects

The new Future Makers for Change program will see artists and creatives across the state join forces with community organisations to help tackle big challenges

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Victorian museums and galleries acknowledged at national awards

The 2018 Museums & Galleries National (MAGNA) Awards were announced at a ceremony in Melbourne last week.

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Queen’s Birthday Honours pay tribute to creative Victorians

The Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours were announced over the long weekend with museum directors, filmmakers, and performing arts leaders among the Victorians acknowledged.

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The wait is over for MoMa at NGV

This Saturday 9 June, the National Gallery of Victoria opens its doors for an internationally exclusive, major exhibition of masterworks from NYC's Museum of Modern Art.

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Grant recipients to take exciting acts to regional Victoria

An exciting range of performances are making their way to small towns across Victoria thanks to the Small Regional Presenters program.

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Applications now open for leadership role with APAM

Creative Victoria is now seeking applications for Director of the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) Office in Melbourne.

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Foundry658 to kickstart creative start ups

Victorian creativity and business nous are set to combine with the announcement of Foundry658, a new Victorian Government business development program.

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$570,000 in funding awarded to 50 Victorian music makers

Lior, Ecca Vandal and RVG are among fifty Victorian music makers and shakers to receive grants in the latest round of the Music Works program.

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2018 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards open for entries

Applications for the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards are now open.

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Once in a generation transformation for Melbourne Arts Precinct

New galleries, new public space and a new creative hub are just the start of a once in a generation transformation for Melbourne Arts Precinct in Southbank.

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Enter the Victorian Community History Awards

Entries are now open for the 2018 Victorian Community History Awards, presented by Public Record Office Victoria and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

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Transformed stables facility opens in Southbank

The horses have moved out and the artists have moved in thanks to a project that has transformed Southbank’s former Victoria Police Mounted Branch stables.

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Melbourne Art Week returns in August 2018

Melbourne Art Foundation has announced the program for Melbourne Art Week 2018, featuring the return of Melbourne Art Fair and the Visual Arts Awards.

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New sculpture to celebrate Victoria’s ties with Chengdu

Victoria has been invited to submit designs for public sculptures for a new eco-park in Sichuan’s capital city of Chengdu.

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Melbourne to host major New York inspired festival

Melbourne is set to take a bite out of the Big Apple this winter with a city-wide cultural festival celebrating all things New York and Melbourne.

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Writer call out: Be part of Neighbours

Film Victoria and FremantleMedia are on the lookout for early to mid-career Victorian writers for three placement opportunities on Neighbours.

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Victoria’s Yvette Coppersmith awarded 2018 Archibald Prize

Victorian artist Yvette Coppersmith has been awarded the 2018 Archibald Prize, receiving $100,000 for her work Self-portrait, after George Lambert.

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$550,000 in grants to bring Victoria’s latest games to life

Over $550,000 in funding will help bring Victoria’s latest games to life and to screens across the globe.

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Scienceworks target teenagers with Beyond Perception

Beyond Perception: Seeing the Unseen — an innovative new experience co-developed by teens, for teens — opens at Scienceworks tomorrow.

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Design opportunities in Hong Kong

Be part of the Victorian Government’s largest ever design-led trade mission to Hong Kong.

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Applications open for 2018 Melbourne Art Trams

Applications are now open for the 2018 Melbourne Art Trams, which will see eight Melbourne trams transformed by Victorian artists into dynamic public artworks.

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The Wheeler Centre announces The Next Chapter

The Wheeler Centre has launched The Next Chapter, an unprecedented new way of supporting emerging writers.

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State Budget delivers for Victoria’s creative industries

The 2018-19 State Budget has delivered another great result for Victoria's creative and cultural sector, with new initiatives totalling $78.7 million over four years.

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NGV’s next blockbuster blends M.C. Escher with design studio nendo

The world-premiere exhibition Between Two Worlds | Escher X nendo is the centrepiece of the National Gallery of Victoria’s Spring/Summer 2018/19 season.

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Education Week 2018 is Celebrating the arts

The stage is set for Celebrating the arts – this year’s theme of Education Week 2018.

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Second Live Music Census shows Melbourne is the music capital of the world

During last week’s sold out Music Cities Convention, Music Victoria announced the complete findings from the 2017 Melbourne Live Music Census.

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Four teams shortlisted for the inaugural Victorian Design Challenge

Four proposals have been shortlisted for the inaugural Victorian Design Challenge.

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Film Victoria sets tone for industry with updated Code of Conduct

Film Victoria has updated the Victorian Screen Industry Code of Conduct and funding terms and conditions in an active commitment to eliminate harassment.

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Music Lives Here – Announcing a new home for Victorian music

Victorian music has a new headquarters with the announcement of the Music Market - a one stop shop for Victoria’s music industry to work, learn and collaborate.

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Alexis Wright’s Tracker wins 2018 Stella Prize

Melbourne-based author Alexis Wright has been awarded the 2018 Stella Prize for her biography of Aboriginal leader, visionary and entrepreneur Tracker Tilmouth.

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ACMI to undergo visionary transformation

Melbourne’s ACMI is set for a visionary multi-million-dollar makeover which will transform it into one of the world’s most innovative museums.

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Taking a stand against harassment in the creative industries

Sexual harassment and bullying have no place in our creative state and we all have a role to play in ensuring a healthy, respectful and safe environment for all.

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Be a part of the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival

Artist registrations to participate in Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018 are now open - with early bird registrations before Monday 4 May receiving a $50 discount.

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Creative State Summit set to return to Melbourne

The Creative State Summit will return to Melbourne in June and members of Victoria’s creative sector are invited to take part as speakers and delegates.

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Latest grants a sound investment in Victorian live music venues

Victorian Government is backing local live music with more than $100,000 in funding to support a range of venues to undertake acoustic assessments to manage noise levels.

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Screen event recognises local industry innovators

The Victorian screen industry gathered last night for Film Victoria’s annual Seen & Screened event, commending the film, television and games projects screened in 2017.

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Be part of an epic Melbourne International Games Week in 2018

Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW) will return in October 2018 with what’s expected to be its biggest program yet.

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More than $120k set to boost audience engagement at four regional galleries

Galleries in Swan Hill, Bendigo, Geelong and Benalla will share more than $120,000 in funding through the latest round of the Engaging Audiences program.

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Vikings: Beyond the Legend opens at Melbourne Museum

The largest collection of Viking artefacts to ever be displayed in Melbourne opens today.

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$250,000 announced for Geelong’s creative revitalisation

The Victorian Government has announced $250,000 in funding to transform under-utilised spaces in Geelong’s CBD into vibrant hubs of creative industry.

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GPAC welcomes new leadership

Cultural leader and experienced company director, Lesley Alway has been appointed to the role of Chair of the Geelong Performing Arts Centre Trust.

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State Library to become a giant canvas for RMIT students

State Library Victoria and RMIT have announced a new partnership that gives RMIT students the opportunity to play their part in the Library’s $88.1 million redevelopment.

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Live music industry bands together against sexual harassment

Some of Victoria’s best-known venues are working with the Victorian Government to stop sexual harassment and assault in live music venues.

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Announcing the Creative State Commissions Shortlist

Seven ambitious creative ideas have been shortlisted in the first round of the Creative State Commissions program.

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A half million-dollar boost to creativity in the suburbs

Five exciting new creative projects are set to launch in outer metro Melbourne, thanks to $509,080 in grant funding through the Creative Suburbs program.

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Top Designs Returns for 2018

Gaze into the future of Australian contemporary design with Top Designs 2018, now open at Melbourne Museum.

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New contemporary art gallery opens in Melbourne's Arts Precinct

One of the country's most significant collections of contemporary Australian art has a new home in Melbourne's Arts Precinct in Southbank.

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Protecting and revitalising the Melbourne Arts Precinct

The Victorian Government announced visionary new planning laws today designed to protect and enhance the Melbourne Arts Precinct in Southbank.

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International design, games and music experts come to Melbourne

This week Melbourne plays host to 31 international design, games and music leaders from Hong Kong, India and Latin America.

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13 emerging Victorian designers set to debut at Melbourne Fashion Festival

The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival launches today bringing it's an annual celebration of fashion, beauty, business and creative endeavour to Melbourne.

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Melbourne poet bound for Krakow

Melbourne writer Louis Klee will represent the city during a residency in Krakow Poland as part of a UNESCO City of Literature residency program.

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Explore the program: Melbourne Design Week 2018

Design Week will see local and international design innovators gather in Melbourne for a series of exhibitions, talks, studio tours and industry-led events.

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Call out for creative ideas to support social change, diversity and inclusion

Applications are open for three new funding programs supporting social impact, diversity and inclusion in Victoria’s creative industries.

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Regional Centre for Culture 2018 launches with love

Victorians are invited to celebrate the launch of the inaugural Regional Centre for Culture 2018 program with Love Letters to the Heart of Victoria.

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National rollout for Victorian arts and disability portal

Developed by Arts Access Victoria with support from Creative Victoria, the ARTfinder portal is set to roll out nationwide.

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Theatre, dance and music coming to a small town near you

Communities in some of Victoria’s most remote towns can expect a range of music, dance and theatre performances in 2018.

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Latest round of Music Works Quick Response Grants

Seven Victorian music acts will take up opportunities overseas thanks to the latest round of Music Works Quick Response Grants.

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Victoria to shape a new future for the Australian Performing Arts Market

As a record 23 Victorian companies prepare for 2018 Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM), it’s been announced that Victoria will deliver a new APAM from 2020-2024.

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New museum and education centre to focus on bushfires 

In the lead up to the 10th anniversary of the devastating 2009 Victorian Bushfires, the Victorian Government has announced that it will create a new bushfire museum.

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Applications open for $80K virtual reality commission at ACMI

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) has opened applications for the second $80,000 Mordant Family Virtual Reality (VR) Commission.

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Revolutionise your business with design-led thinking

Victorian small to medium enterprises and not-for-profits are invited to take part in a groundbreaking program to revolutionise their business with design-led thinking.

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Creative Victorians honoured on national stage

Congratulations to the creative Victorians who received Australia Day Honours.

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Vale Meme McDonald

Meme McDonald, one of Victoria’s most admired and versatile artists, died peacefully two days before Christmas last year at Springhill in the Macedon Ranges.

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Victorian artists dominate Australian Music Prize shortlist

Nominations for the 2017 Australian Music Prize have been announced, with five of the nine shortlisted artists hailing from Victoria.

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Tips for grant applicants

For first time applicants, grant applications can be overwhelming. We’ve created a few handy hints to help you get through the process.

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Darling grants available to support international travel

Supporting domestic and international travel opportunities for arts industry professional, the Gordon Darling Foundation Travel Grants program is open for applications.

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Grants help creative organisations to expand their marketing reach

Applications for latest round of the Innovation in Marketing Fund will open this week, helping Victorian artists and creative organisations to build their businesses.

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Art trumps sport in the latest figures from Live Performance Australia

The latest report by Live Performance Australia (LPA) shows greater participation in the arts than AFL, NRL, soccer, super rugby, cricket and NBL combined.

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$1.5 million in grants to bring Victorian creative projects to life

Victorian artists working in theatre, dance, visual arts, literature and more will bring their creative projects to life thanks to the latest round of VicArts grants.

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$780,000 in touring grants to get Victorian shows on the road

The latest round of Victorian Government touring grants is bringing a diversity of creative experiences to regional Victoria.

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Can you establish the Bendigo Creative Industries Hub?

We are seeking a dynamic, experienced project team to establish and operate a new creative co-working hub in Bendigo.

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Fellowships to fast track international success for local music

Four Victorian music industry professionals have been selected as the inaugural Music Passport Fast Track Fellows.

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Introducing the inaugural Victorian Creators

Twenty-one creative individuals and groups have been named the state’s ‘Creators’ for 2018, as the first recipients of funding through the ground-breaking Creators Fund.

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More than 100 artists, 32 countries: the NGV Triennial has arrived

The inaugural NGV Triennial presents an unprecedented and large-scale exhibition of international art, design and architecture from 15 December 2017 to 15 April 2018.

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Winning the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Design Award is child’s play

Exercise equipment that makes child’s play out of a serious gym workout has taken out the top prize in the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards.

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Creative industries tenders now open

Submissions are now open for three creative industries tender opportunities.

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Shortlist announced for 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards

Twenty-one Australian writers, poets and playwrights have been shortlisted for the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.

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New Scienceworks gallery nurtures STEM skills from the ground up

An exciting new gallery space has opened at Scienceworks today: Ground Up: Building Big Ideas, Together.

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GPAC redevelopment set to grow local job opportunities

The $37.5 million Geelong Performing Arts Centre redevelopment will provide employment and training opportunities to some of Geelong’s most disadvantaged job-seekers.

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Grants provide a mixtape of music opportunities

Victorian music is set to ring out on the stage, on screen and in studios across the globe thanks to the latest round of grants through the Music Works program.

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Local creativity at the heart of Victoria’s first Regional Centre for Culture

A first look at the plans for Victoria’s first Regional Centre for Culture reveals an unprecedented showcase of local creativity.

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Melbourne Design Week 2018 to include a $30,000 challenge

Melbourne Design Week is set to return in 2018 with a bold new initiative: the $30,000 Victorian Design Challenge.

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More than $65,000 will bring big arts experiences to regional communities

Regional restaurants, theatres, golf clubs, historic houses and community halls are set to become arts venues.

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Vale Neil Clerehan

Victorian architect Neil Clerehan passed away at the weekend, leaving an extraordinary legacy of work and critical writing behind him.

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Australian Council study reveals creative career trends

The Australia Council for the Arts has today released new research Making Art Work: An Economic Study of Professional Artists in Australia

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Van Gogh makes a $56 million mark on Melbourne

The National Gallery of Victoria’s record breaking Van Gogh and the Seasons exhibition generated almost $56 million for the Victorian economy.

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Geelong named a UNESCO City of Design

Geelong’s design credentials have been internationally recognised with the news that the city has been designated as a UNESCO City of Design.

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Marketing innovation grants help creative organisations get down to business

A group of Victorian artists and creative organisations has received support to build their businesses, thanks to the latest round of Marketing Innovation Fund grants.

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Welcome Caroline Pitcher, Film Victoria’s new CEO

Film Victoria recently announced Caroline Pitcher as the next CEO of the Victorian Government’s screen agency.

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Kulkyne Book Wins Victorian Premier’s History Award

A book about the history of a little known area of north-west Victoria has been awarded top prize at the Victorian Community History Awards.

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MANDELA My Life – The Exhibition set for world premiere in Melbourne

MANDELA My Life – The Exhibition, the official historical exhibition and commemoration of Nelson Mandela’s life and times, will make its world premiere in Melbourne.

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Vic music industry riding high in 2017 ARIA nominations

The 2017 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Award nominations have been announced, with Victorians AB Original, Illy and Paul Kelly leading a strong field.

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Melbourne Art Trams Roll Out For 2017

The first Art Tram for 2017 has hit the road, with another seven set to roll out onto the network in the coming weeks.

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Game-changing project to combat homophobia

The Victorian Government is embarking on a creative new approach to reduce homophobia in the community by employing the techniques and technologies of digital games.

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Get involved in Artlands 2018

Celebrating twenty years in 2018, Artlands is the biennial conference that shines a national spotlight on Australia’s regional arts.

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Sustainable arts festival powers up for 2017

Australia’s only solar-powered creative festival, Off the Grid, is back for its third year in 2017.

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China flips out over Circus Oz

Circus Oz returned from its triumphant first tour of China last month, where it presented the show Model Citizens to several thousand new fans.

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Twelve Victorian music venues to become good neighbours

Twelve of our state’s popular music venues are getting ready to pump up the volume with floor-to-ceiling acoustic overhauls.

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$390,000 funding boost for early career screen professionals

A new funding initiative by Film Victoria will help the next generation of filmmakers, screenwriters and game developers to build their skills and boost their careers.

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Annual reports reveal a bumper year for creative industries agencies

It has been a record breaking year for the creative industries in Victoria.

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Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017 has landed

Melbourne Fringe Festival has burst into the city with another daring and captivating program of art and performance scheduled from 14 September to 1 October 2017.

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Leading Australian theatre company to call Bendigo home

Bendigo’s thriving arts scene has scored another coup with the announcement that Melbourne’s Arena Theatre Company will relocate to the city.

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New initiative to shine a light on First Nations art

A major biennial exhibition, new arts fellowships and support for curatorial positions are at the heart of a ground-breaking six-year First Nations arts program.

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Works Start on State Library Victoria’s Visionary Transformation

Work is kicking off on the $88.1 million project to transform State Library Victoria following the latest multi-million dollar donation to the project

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Ali’s Wedding opens on a wave of acclaim

A multi award winning romantic comedy set in Melbourne’s Islamic community opens in Australian cinemas today.

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New public art commission for Geelong

Expressions of interest are open for a significant new public artwork that will adorn the eastern façade of Geelong Performing Arts Centre.

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Federation Bells set to ring out across Victoria

Three libraries across regional and outer metro Victoria are set to become custodians of the Federation Handbells, in a bid to make these historic instruments more access

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An indoor pool has opened at NGV Australia

Visitors are invited to dip their feet in the blue water of The Pool, a shimmering new installation at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

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Funding announcement: Engaging Audiences

The latest round of our Engaging Audiences program has provided $90,000 to five regional arts venues.

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Melbourne’s video game hub levels up

Home to the creators of some of the world’s most popular digital games, an unassuming building in South Melbourne is the epicentre of Victoria’s thriving games industry.

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Eight artists to catch a ride on the 2017 Melbourne Art Trams

The much beloved Melbourne Arts Trams project returns soon, with eight new artworks to grace trams around Melbourne from October onwards.

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White Night Melbourne and Ballarat return in 2018

The all-night creative celebration, White Night will return to Melbourne and Ballarat in 2018.

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ACMI and Artbank have launched a $210,000 commission program

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and Artbank have announced a three-year, $210,000 commission program for works that bring together art and cinema.

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Briggs leads Victorian triumph at the 2017 AIR Awards

Victorian artist Briggs was a dominating force at the 2017 Australian Independent Records Labels Association (AIR) Awards.

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Victorian dance, performance and production design honoured at the Helpmann Awards

Congratulations to all the Victoria winners at the 2017 Helpmann Awards, which were announced earlier this week.

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New look Melbourne Fashion Week 2017

Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW) emerges in 2017 with a new name and a forward-thinking industry-led program.

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2017 Melbourne Festival program launched

Melbourne Festival Artistic Director, Jonathan Holloway launched his second Melbourne Festival program last night, with more than 65 events over 19 days in October.

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Exhibition on Chinese Australian history set for an international tour

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (MADE) will take Chinese Fortunes to China thanks to a $10,000 Victorian Government grant.

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Vale Berek Segan AM OBE

The founder and patron of Castlemaine State Festival has passed away.

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Victorian Opera’s La Sonnambula now available to the world

Victorian Opera’s hit production Bellini’s La Sonnambula can now be watched online.

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Producers appointed to lead Regional Centre for Culture Program

Next year’s Regional Centre for Culture initiative takes a step forward with the appointment of two experienced producers – Jo Porter and Elizabeth Walsh.

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The buzz at Day 2 of the Creative State Summit

Over 100 speakers have addressed around 350+ members of Victoria’s creative industries on all matters of the arts and creativity

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New travel fund for Australian writers

Writers will be eligible to take their stories packing following the announcement of a new travel fund – the inaugural Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund.

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New program to bring creativity to the classroom and beyond

Classrooms across Victoria will gain access to the state’s leading creative practitioners with the launch of a new program.

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That’s a wrap – Day 1 of the Creative State Summit

The summit may have sold out but that’s not the only place where ideas were shared – the enthusiasm was bubbling online with #CreativeState trending on Twitter.

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The Creators Fund - New Program for Victorian Creatives

Creators Fund will pave the way for Victorian creative practitioners to take their skills, and their careers, to the next level

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Building our Creative State – One year on

The first year of Victoria’s Creative State strategy has created new opportunities across the state.

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Piccinini’s 'Meet Graham' is saving lives and winning Lions

TAC’s 2016 road safety project 'Meet Graham' was one of the most awarded campaigns of the 2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

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First Peoples at Bunjilaka wins prestigious design award

Museums Victoria has won the Award for Interior Design Impact at the Australian Interior Design Awards for their work on the First Peoples exhibition at Bunjilaka.

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New Report Shows Melbourne as Top Cultural Destination

Melbourne's reputation as Australia's cultural capital has been reinforced with a new report ranking the city the top cultural destination in the country.

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The Messenger podcast takes out top New York radio award

Victorian-made podcast, The Messenger has been named one of 2017's three Grand Award winners at the New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards.

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Grant Announcement: $1 Million Investment in Regional Touring and Arts Activity

Art lovers in regional Victoria have a million reasons to celebrate with the latest round of grants providing support for a range of regional tours and programs

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Strengthening Victoria’s Booming Digital Games Industry

Nine Victorian studios have received $654,000 worth of funding to develop and release new digital games.

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New PAX Rising Grants coming soon

Creative Victoria is offering grants to local game developers to exhibit their work at the upcoming major games expo PAX AUS in Melbourne as part of MIGW.

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Grant announcement: Music Works rounds hit the high notes

From Norway to Wangaratta, the latest round of Music Works grants packs a punch with exciting local and international opportunities for the music industry, at every level

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More than $1 million set to fuel Victoria’s independent arts sector

The latest round of Victorian Government arts grants will invest more than $1 million into the independent arts sector, creating more than 1200 career opportunities.

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Major virtual reality commission announced

ACMI has announced artist Dr Christian Thompson is winner of the inaugural $80,000 Mordant Family VR Commission.

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Victorian Opera to co-present Coraline in the UK

Victorian Opera has announced an exciting new partnership with The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in the UK—a co-production of Coraline that will debut at the Barbican

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$200,000 to fund creative mentoring for students in the regions

Students and teachers in Victoria’s regions are preparing to get creative, in real life and online, thanks to funding via Virtual Creative Professionals in Schools.

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Next Wave to take the reins at Brunswick Mechanics Institute

An exciting new vision for Brunswick Mechanics Institute is on its way following the appointment of Next Wave as new managers of the venue from 1 July.

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Make a creative contribution to arts and education in the regions

Regional Arts Victoria (RAV) is seeking creative productions for its 2018 Arts and Education program.

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Write a walking tour for Melbourne City of Literature

The Melbourne City of Literature Office is seeking writers to help create a new 'Walking the City of Literature' App.

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Municipal Association Victoria Arts Culture Workshop

On Thursday 18 May, the Municipal Association of Victoria will host an Arts Culture Workshop to explore the Creative State.

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Blockbuster exhibition creates a buzz at Melbourne Museum

Tiny creatures are set to create a buzz in Melbourne when elbourne Museum hosts the Australian premiere of the blockbuster exhibition Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers.

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Apply for a City of Melbourne arts grant

Applications are now open for the City of Melbourne’s annual arts grants program, which offers grants of up to $20,000 for local arts projects and residencies.

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Parliamentary Act signals new era for creativity in Victoria

The Creative Victoria Act 2017 was passed in the Victorian Parliament yesterday, signalling a new era for the creative industries in our state.

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Melbourne wins bid to host international music cities event

Melbourne’s status as a global music city has been recognised with a winning bid to host a major international music conference in 2018.

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2017-18 Budget delivers $106.6M to bolster our creative state

The 2017-18 Victorian Budget includes $106.6 million in new funding for the creative industries.

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2017-18 State Budget provides boost to Victoria's screen culture

The 2017-18 Victorian Budget will provide $15.7 million to support the state's screen offering.

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Royal Melbourne Hospital in tune with mental health

Music is ringing through the corridors of the Royal Melbourne Hospital this week as the hospital celebrates the 8th Live Music is Good for You Festival.

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New TV writing program brings best in the business to Victoria

A new initiative will give Victorian creatives unprecedented access to the expertise of a top international writer/producer

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Dandenong welcomes the (Sub)urban studio

Launched last week at The Drum Theatre, the City of Greater Dandenong’s (Sub)urban studio is a multi-arts project set to invigorate the local community.

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National Gallery Of Victoria cracks the global Top 20

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is not only Australia's most popular gallery, but one of the top 20 most visited worldwide.

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Six Victorian women make top gamers list

Congratulations to the six Victorians that have been dubbed ‘game changers’ on the annual MCV Pacific Women In Games list.

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Vale John Clarke

Creative Victoria extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of John Clarke – leading satirist, loved performer and gifted writer.

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Australian Print Workshop offers internship, residency and new print award

Three exciting opportunities have been announced by Australian Print Workshop (APW), Victoria’s internationally renowned printmaking studio.

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Victorian kids help architects design their dream library

Introducing Vision 2020, the $88.1 million redevelopment of State Library Victoria with design input from Victorian schoolchildren and other community groups.

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Applications open for new theatre program, Deadly Fringe

Deadly Fringe is a new game-changing opportunity for theatre artists who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, developed by Melbourne Fringe and ILBIJERRI.

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Student creativity shines in 2017 VCE Season of Excellence

Our best and brightest creative students are set to shine in the 2017 VCE Season of Excellence, a showcase of art, design and performance by recent VCE and VET graduates.

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Aboriginal designers join Global Indigenous Runway

Three Victorian Aboriginal designers will enter the spotlight as part of the Global Indigenous Runway at the 2017 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF).

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Victorian writer Fury awarded the 2017 Kat Muscat Fellowship

Victorian writer Fury has been awarded the second annual Kat Muscat Fellowship.

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Grant announcement: Quick Response grant recipients headed to SXSW

Nine Victorian artists will share in more than $50,000 in the latest round of Quick Response funding

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Arts Access Victoria launches three major resources for arts and disability

Arts Access has launched three major capacity building resources for the arts, disability and mental health sectors under the banner Art Matters.

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New Melbourne Design Week to celebrate the value of design

The first Melbourne Design Week presented by the National Gallery of Victoria is primed to explore the value of design in Victoria from 16 to 26 March.

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Apply for a residency at Australia House in the Echigo-Tsumari Art Field

Applications are now open for the 2017 Australia House residencies in Echigo-Tsumari, Japan.

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2017 Asialink Arts Residencies announced

A range of exciting projects by Victorian artists are among the 33 to be supported through the 2017 Asialink Arts Residency program.

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Australian-first program to drum up opportunities for regional music

The Victorian Music Crawl is a new initiative which aims to build connections between Melbourne and regionally-based music industry leaders

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New initiative to improve mental health and wellbeing in the arts industry

The Arts Wellbeing Collective is focused on improving the mental health and wellbeing of Victorian arts workers.

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Submissions wanted for the Swell Sculpture Festival

Artists are now invited to submit their ideas for the Swell Sculpture Festival, Queensland's largest outdoor sculpture exhibition.

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Victoria’s first regional centre for culture program announced

Greater Bendigo, Mount Alexander, Central Goldfields and Hepburn Shires will host the state's first Regional Centre for Culture program in 2018.

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Vale Trevor ‘Turbo’ Brown

Creative Victoria would like to acknowledge the passing of Trevor ‘Turbo’ Brown, a Latje Latje man from Mildura and a highly respected artist.

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Colossal Reko Rennie artwork unveiled in Kew

Victorian contemporary artist Reko Rennie has created an artwork the size of an Olympic swimming pool on the foundations of the Lyon Housemuseum expansion in Kew.

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Creative Victorians recognised on Australia Day honour roll

Nick Cave and Paul Kelly are just two of the creative Victorians recognised for their contribution to public life last week.

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Grant announcement - VicArts Grants

$1.8 million will help bring diverse new creative projects to life and provide job and career development opportunities to more than 2,700 Victorian artists.

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Creative Spaces: Guild offers new working spaces for the arts

Creative Spaces: Guild is a new development that will transform over 1000m2 of vacant retail space into a collection of arts spaces in the Melbourne Arts Precinct.

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Grant announcement - Rockin' the Laneways

Five music history projects have been supported through the first round of the Victorian Government's Rockin' The Laneways program.

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Victorian arts industry joins Australia’s mission to the Venice Biennale

Creative Victoria is pleased to announce the successful Victorian applicants in the Australia Council’s 2017 Venice Biennale Professional Development program.

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New online music documentary series, Voice for Change

Voice for Change is a brand new online documentary series, produced by Mushroom Group and supported by the Victorian Government, that aims to tackle youth issues and rais

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Australian architects can now practice in the US thanks to landmark agreement

Architecture registration authorities in the US and Australia have reached a landmark agreement for cross-border licensing of architects.

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Artists wanted for The Other Art Fair Melbourne

After two successful editions of The Other Art Fair Sydney, The Other Art Fair is set to launch in Melbourne in Autumn 2017.

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New funding for Australia’s longest-running short film festival

The Victorian Government has shored up support for Australia's longest-running short film event.

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Kylie on Stage tours regional Victoria

Music fans and fashion lovers in Ararat, Geelong and Mildura will have the chance to discover more about pop star Kylie Minogue.

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New funding to boost regional arts and audiences

Regional performing arts centres and galleries are finding new ways to connect and inspire audiences with grants through the Full House and Engaging Audiences programs.

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All the winners of the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards

A book written mostly via What’s App messages covertly sent across five years, is the major prize winner at the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.