Read the latest news from Creative Victoria and the creative industries portfolio, including funding announcements, news from the sector, special events and opportunities.

For regular news delivered to your inbox, subscribe to the monthly Creative Victoria eNews, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

Visit our Showcase for in-depth stories from the Victorian creative industries.

Filter by sector

Filter by category

Search by title

  • News
  • arts & culture

2018 Melbourne Art Trams artists announced

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

17 August 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • aboriginal
  • international

Funding announcement: International Engagement program

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

16 August 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • international

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.

15 August 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

Join us for the next Creative Exchange

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

15 August 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • screen

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.

14 August 2018
  • News
  • games
  • international

17 Victorian companies destined for Gamescom

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

13 August 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

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.

10 August 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

8 August 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

Regional roadshow coming for Foundry658

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

7 August 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • aboriginal
  • education
  • international
  • regional

The Roving Curator Program is back for 2018

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

7 August 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • screen
  • games
  • design
  • education

Applications for PAX Rising Grants now open

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

6 August 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • screen

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.

3 August 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • aboriginal
  • education

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.

2 August 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

White Night to light up Bendigo

The full program has been launched for White Night in Bendigo, which will transform the regional centre into a visual and cultural, late night spectacular on 1 September

1 August 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • aboriginal
  • education
  • regional

First Nations project space and internship at the WAG

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) has announced that Warrnambool Art Gallery (WAG) has received funding from the Helen McPherson Smith Trust.

31 July 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

30 July 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • aboriginal
  • regional

Victorian winners of the AIR Awards

The Association of Independent Record Labels (AIR) Awards were held in Adelaide last night with Victorian acts represented strongly among the winners.

27 July 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

27 July 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

27 July 2018
  • News
  • music
  • aboriginal
  • international
  • regional

Songwriters and composers – get paid by APRA AMCOS

Australian songwriters and composers who play live are encouraged to submit Performance Reports to APRA AMCOS by 31 July 2018 to get paid for their work.

26 July 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • aboriginal
  • education
  • international

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).

25 July 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

24 July 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • aboriginal
  • education

‘For Country, for Nation’ to open at Melbourne Museum

Next month, Melbourne Museum will open For Country, for Nation, a powerful touring exhibition exploring stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander military service.

23 July 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

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.

20 July 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

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.

18 July 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • aboriginal

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.

18 July 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

17 July 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

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.

12 July 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

Cake Industries rising

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

11 July 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • design

Seeking creative expertise for Metro Tunnel

The Metro Tunnel Project is seeking expertise from Victoria’s creative community with a call out for public art experts to join the new Metro Tunnel Arts Advisory Panel.

11 July 2018
  • News
  • games

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.

10 July 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • aboriginal

Destiny Deacon awarded inaugural Yalingwa Fellowship

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

9 July 2018
  • News
  • design
  • international

Apply for a grant to attend Hong Kong Business of Design Week

Grants of $2,000 are available to support up to 50 Victorian-based businesses to join the trade mission to Hong Kong Business of Design Week 2018.

6 July 2018
  • News
  • design

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.

5 July 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • aboriginal

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.

4 July 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

Introducing the latest round of VicArts Grants

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

4 July 2018
  • News
  • screen

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.

3 July 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

3 July 2018
  • News
  • screen
  • international

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.

2 July 2018
  • News
  • screen

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.

2 July 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

28 June 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

26 June 2018
  • News
  • design

Open House returns to Melbourne in July

Open House Melbourne returns in July for the 11th year, with an expanded program of talks, exhibitions and tours designed to foster appreciation for architecture.

26 June 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

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.

25 June 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • regional

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

22 June 2018
  • News
  • music
  • regional

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.

21 June 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

20 June 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • education

The Emerging Writers' Festival opens today

The Emerging Writers’ Festival, Australia’s premier festival for new and emerging writers, opens tonight with events scheduled across Melbourne until 29 June.

19 June 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

18 June 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • screen
  • regional

$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

15 June 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

The show will go on as La Mama Theatre rebuilds

The Victorian Government has thrown its support behind La Mama’s recovery efforts with a special funding package, following the fire that devastated the iconic theatre.

15 June 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

Day Two: Coming up at the 2018 Creative State Summit

Whether you’re attending the Creative State Summit in person or tuning in online, you can still be part of the action.

15 June 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

Day One: Coming up at the Creative State Summit

Whether you’re attending the 2018 Creative State Summit or tuning in online, you can still be part of the action.

14 June 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

Victorian museums and galleries acknowledged at national awards

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

13 June 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • design
  • aboriginal

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.

12 June 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • international

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.

8 June 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • aboriginal
  • regional

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.

8 June 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • international
  • regional

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.

7 June 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

7 June 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • international
  • regional

$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.

6 June 2018
  • News
  • games
  • design
  • fashion
  • education
  • regional

2018 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards open for entries

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

5 June 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

Creative State Summit to delve into dangerous ideas

This year’s Creative State Summit, 14-15 June at Melbourne Museum, will be delving into dangerous ideas through the Forum Rounds sessions.

4 June 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • design
  • fashion

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.

3 June 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

2 June 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

Submit your entries for the Governor of Victoria Export Awards

The Governor of Victoria Export Awards 2018 are now open for applications from Victorian companies - including those operating within the creative industries.

1 June 2018
  • News
  • design
  • education
  • international

Victorian Professor of Architecture appointed Harvard Chair in Australian Studies

Victoria's Professor Philip Goad has been announced as the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies. 

31 May 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • education

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.

30 May 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

Grants information sessions in Shepparton, Wodonga, Bright and Mansfield

Creative Victoria and Regional Arts Victoria are joining forces to present information sessions about all things grants in Shepparton, Wodonga, Bright and Mansfield.

29 May 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • aboriginal
  • international
  • regional

The Helpmann Awards move to Victoria

Australia’s most prestigious live performance awards, the Helpmann Awards, will leave Sydney and call Melbourne home for the first-time next year.

28 May 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • education
  • regional

Creative Learning Partnerships online information sessions

Coming up in June, Creative Victoria will present online information sessions about the 2019 Creative Learning Partnerships program.

25 May 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

New additions to the Creative State Summit program

The Creative State Summit is growing bigger and bolder by the minute with new additions to the program.

24 May 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

Volunteers contribute to the success of our creative state

It’s National Volunteer Week and Creative Victoria is paying tribute to the huge number of volunteers who generously contribute to the state’s creative industries.

23 May 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • aboriginal
  • international
  • regional

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.

22 May 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

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.

18 May 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

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.

17 May 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • screen

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.

16 May 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

16 May 2018
  • News
  • games

$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.

11 May 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • education

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.

11 May 2018
  • News
  • design
  • international

Design opportunities in Hong Kong

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

10 May 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

Join the Parliament of the City of Literature in November

Join a gathering of Victorian literary minds this November at the inaugural Parliament of the Melbourne City of Literature.

9 May 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

8 May 2018
  • News
  • music

Victoria’s female musicians dominate the AIR Award nominations

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) Award nominations were announced last week, revealing the strength and success of Victoria’s female musicians.

7 May 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

The Wheeler Centre announces The Next Chapter

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

4 May 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

More speakers join the Creative State Summit

The director of Indonesia's Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara, Aaron Seeto is the latest speaker to join the 2018 Creative State line-up.

3 May 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

1 May 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

Join the Clunes Booktown Creative Symposium this week

Are you a writer, programmer, artist, bookseller, part of a funding body, a volunteer or interested in community development?

30 April 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

Join our funding programs information session this week

Join us at BLINSIDE Gallery this Wednesday 2 May, 6pm-7pm for a funding programs information session.

30 April 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

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.

24 April 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

Melbourne literary programmers bound for Scotland

A host of Victorian literature programmers have been selected for the inaugural Edinburgh Exchange, an initiative of the Melbourne City of Literature Office.

24 April 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • education

Education Week 2018 is Celebrating the arts

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

24 April 2018
  • News
  • music

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.

23 April 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • design

Four teams shortlisted for the inaugural Victorian Design Challenge

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

19 April 2018
  • News
  • music

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.

17 April 2018
  • News
  • screen

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.

17 April 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

16 April 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • screen
  • games

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.

11 April 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

10 April 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

9 April 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

5 April 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

Get involved in our review of arts touring and engagement

Have your say about the future of arts touring and engagement in Victoria and how the Victorian Government can best support this activity.

4 April 2018
  • News
  • music
  • regional

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.

3 April 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

NGV Triennial breaks records with one million visitors

The National Gallery of Victoria’s contemporary art blockbuster – the NGV triennial – has welcomed its one millionth visitor, making it the most attended exhibition in th

30 March 2018
  • News
  • screen

The world’s premier festival of TV returns to Melbourne

Following the huge success of last year’s inaugural Series Mania Melbourne, the world-renowned TV festival will return to ACMI from 19 to 22 July.

29 March 2018
  • News
  • screen

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.

29 March 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

Melbourne International Comedy Festival brings the laughs

The 32nd Melbourne International Comedy Festival roars open - the biggest MICF to date.

29 March 2018
  • News
  • games
  • international

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.

26 March 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • games
  • regional

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.

25 March 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • aboriginal
  • international
  • regional

Everyone is invited to the Big Dance

Big Dance is the largest dance celebration in the world and it’s hitting Australia on International Dance Day – Sunday 29 April.

24 March 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

Vikings: Beyond the Legend opens at Melbourne Museum

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

23 March 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • design
  • regional

$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.

22 March 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

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.

22 March 2018
  • News
  • games

VicHealth + Creative Victoria launch new game to help boost young workers' resilience

Young Victorian workers will soon be able to use their smartphones to help guide them through an increasingly turbulent job landscape as part of the Tomorrow Me project.

22 March 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

22 March 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

Have your say about Victoria's cultural, historical and scientific collections

Creative Victoria wants to make the state's gallery, library, archive and museum collections more useful to you.

21 March 2018
  • News
  • music

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.

21 March 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

Announcing the Creative State Commissions Shortlist

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

20 March 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music

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.

19 March 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • screen
  • design
  • fashion
  • education

Top Designs Returns for 2018

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

16 March 2018
  • News
  • music
  • international

Music leaders from Latin America visit Victoria

Last week we welcomed five music industry leaders from Latin America who traveled to this side of the globe as part of the Government's Victoria Invitation Program.

15 March 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

One step at a time on the way to Sadler's Wells

Victorian experimental theatre company one step at a time like this has received a prestigious commission from Sadler's Wells Theatre in the UK.

13 March 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

9 March 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

7 March 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music

What’s on in March 2018 – Supported by Creative Victoria

Explore some of the creative events and projects we have supported that are happening throughout Victoria and beyond this March.

6 March 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

6 March 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • international

Music Cities Convention comes to Melbourne in April

Global leaders across music, city planning, the creative industries and education will gather in Melbourne this April for the biggest ever Music Cities Convention.

2 March 2018
  • News
  • fashion

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.

1 March 2018
  • News
  • music

Professional development program for live music professionals now open

Applications are now open for Live Music Professionals 2018 – a free professional and business development program for bookers and venue managers.

28 February 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

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.

23 February 2018
  • News
  • screen

Film Critics Circle of Australia honours Victorian productions

Victorian productions shone at the 2017 Film Critic’s Circle of Australia Awards, which were announced this week.

22 February 2018
  • News
  • design

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.

21 February 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

Malthouse brings Picnic At Hanging Rock to the Barbican

Malthouse Theatre will debut its critically acclaimed production of Picnic at Hanging Rock at the Barbican this week, with support from Creative Victoria.

20 February 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • aboriginal

Victorian performing arts bound for APAM

A record 23 Victorian companies have been selected to present work at the 2018 Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM), which kicks off in Brisbane today.

19 February 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

15 February 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

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.

14 February 2018
  • News
  • design
  • international

Barcelona’s Carme Pinós to design MPavilion 2018

The commission for the fifth annual MPavilion has been awarded to internationally renowned Spanish-based architect Carme Pinós of Barcelona’s Estudio Carme Pinós.

13 February 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

12 February 2018
  • News
  • music
  • regional

Industry figures on the road for the third Victorian Music Crawl

The third Victorian Music Crawl kicks off today, with music industry professionals from metro Melbourne set to tour music venues across the south west and the surf coast.

9 February 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • regional

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.

8 February 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • international

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.

7 February 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • regional

Music Funding and grant information sessions in Port Fairy, Point Lonsdale and Geelong

Learn more about funding opportunities for music projects and other related opportunities at upcoming information sessions in Port Fairy, Point Lonsdale and Geelong.

7 February 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

6 February 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • design

Design for Victorian Pride Centre Unveiled

Following the largest-ever Midsumma Pride March, the winning design for the Victorian Pride Centre has been unveiled.

6 February 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • international
  • regional

What’s on in February 2018 – Supported by Creative Victoria

Explore some of the creative events and projects we have supported that are happening throughout Victoria and beyond this February.

5 February 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

New talent shines at Premier’s Literary Awards

Melbourne-based writer Sarah Krasnostein has scooped Australia’s richest literary prize at the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.

2 February 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • screen

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.

1 February 2018
  • News
  • design

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.

31 January 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

More than half a million people visit NGV Triennial in opening weeks

More than 500,000 people from Australia and across the world have visited the inaugural NGV Triennial since its opening in December 2017, at the NGV.

31 January 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • design
  • fashion

Creative Victorians honoured on national stage

Congratulations to the creative Victorians who received Australia Day Honours.

29 January 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

Gandhi exhibition coming soon to Melbourne

A digital interactive exhibition celebrating the life and achievements of Mahatma Gandhi is coming to Victoria in 2018.

26 January 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music

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.

25 January 2018
  • News
  • music

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.

22 January 2018
  • News
  • screen
  • international

Victorian screen industry on the road to Berlin

Two Victorian productions have been selected to screen at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) next month.

22 January 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

19 January 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

16 January 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

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.

15 January 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

12 January 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

$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.

11 January 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • regional

$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.

10 January 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

Join our regional grant information sessions

Grant information sessions will be held around regional Victoria in January, hosted by Regional Arts Victoria, the Australia Council for the Arts and Creative Victoria.

9 January 2018
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

22 December 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

New commissions program to transform our creative state

The Victorian Government is calling on the state’s creative community to pitch ideas for ambitious, ground-breaking projects that will boost Victoria’s reputation.

21 December 2017
  • News
  • design
  • international

Victorian architecture makes global list of influential designs

Two Victorian projects have made Wallpaper’s list of top buildings that shaped culture in 2017 – the Australian Islamic Centre and the 2017 MPavilion.

21 December 2017
  • News
  • screen

$10 million investment will see a bumper 2018 for Vic screen industry

A ten million investment in film, television and digital games projects is set to inject more than $110 million into the Victorian economy in 2018 and beyond.

21 December 2017
  • News
  • music
  • international

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.

19 December 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music

Be part of music history at the new Australian Music Vault

Australian music has a new home with the opening of the Australian Music Vault.

18 December 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

18 December 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • design
  • international

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.

15 December 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

Ancient Greece meets modern Melbourne with new Benaki Museum exchange

A new collaboration has been announced between the world-renowned Benaki Museum in Greece and Melbourne’s Hellenic Museum.

12 December 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

Have your say in the regional creative industries plan

The Victorian Government is creating a plan to strengthen and boost creative jobs, events and activities in regional Victoria and is seeking your feedback and ideas.

12 December 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • regional

Kylie Fever marks a bumper year for Geelong gallery

Kylie on Stage is a free summer exhibition that celebrates the stage craft and costumes of an Australian music icon.

11 December 2017
  • News
  • design

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.

8 December 2017
  • News
  • screen

ACMI announces Soda_Jerk commission

ACMI has announced the third Ian Potter Moving Image Commission, TERROR NULLIUS by internationally acclaimed sample art collective Soda_Jerk.

7 December 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • aboriginal
  • regional

Australia Council report provides a snapshot of regional arts activity

The Australia Council for the Arts has released a detailed analysis of arts engagement in regional Australia.

7 December 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

Creative industries tenders now open

Submissions are now open for three creative industries tender opportunities.

7 December 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • aboriginal
  • regional

What’s on in December 2017 – Supported by Creative Victoria

Explore some of the events and projects happening in December that have received funding support through our grant programs.

6 December 2017
  • News
  • design
  • international

Victorian design leaders set to conquer Hong Kong

Hong Kong Business of Design Week opens today and Victorian design leaders are on the ground, ready to meet the world.

5 December 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

4 December 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

4 December 2017
  • News
  • games
  • international

MoU brings India and Victorian game developers closer together

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between games industry representatives from Victoria and Karnataka, India has opened a door to future collaboration and partnership.

1 December 2017
  • News
  • games

Game developer needed to help young people navigate the future

Victorian game developers are invited to tender for a new serious games project aimed at helping young workers navigate the job market.

30 November 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music

Victorians win at the ARIA Awards

The 2017 ARIA Awards capped off an extraordinary year for Victorian music with six local artists, acts taking home awards on the night.

29 November 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

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.

29 November 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

Follow Alice through the looking glass at ACMI

From white rabbits and Cheshire cats to the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland are coming to Victoria early next year.

27 November 2017
  • News
  • music
  • regional

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.

27 November 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music

Victorians win big at the J Awards

The very best of a huge year of Australian music was highlighted at yesterday’s 13th annual J Awards, with Victorian artists coming up trumps.

24 November 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

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.

24 November 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Capitol Theatre set for a dramatic facelift

Melbourne’s iconic Capitol Theatre is set to undergo a much-needed transformation to return it to its former glory, with support from the Victorian Government.

23 November 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • aboriginal

King Gizzard, A.B. Original, and The Teskey Brothers win big at The Age Music Victoria Awards 2017

Victoria’s best music acts, albums, venues and festivals were celebrated last night at the 12th The Age Music Victoria Awards.

23 November 2017
  • News
  • design

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.

23 November 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • fashion

Blockbuster fashion exhibition draws record crowds

The exquisite garments of Dior drew more than 276,000 visitors to the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), making it the most visited exhibition of its kind.

22 November 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • regional

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.

21 November 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music

Together, Circus Oz and Die Roten Punkte are strange and spectacular

Circus Oz has announced a new collaboration with legendary art rock duo, Die Roten Punkte.

20 November 2017
  • News
  • design

Vale Neil Clerehan

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

17 November 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Daniel von Sturmer wins Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture

Melbourne-based sculptor Daniel von Sturmer has been awarded the 2017 Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture.

17 November 2017
  • News
  • screen

2018 doc fest to focus on market opportunities

A program with a strong focus on market opportunities for Australian factual filmmakers will be the hallmark of the 2018 Australian International Documentary Conference.

15 November 2017
  • News
  • screen
  • games
  • education

Vic students lead top screen talent from around the country

The winners of the 2017 Screen It Awards have just been announced, celebrating talented and creative students from Victoria and around the country.

15 November 2017
  • News
  • games

Investing in the next generation of women in games

The Victorian Government has announced funding to support eight local companies to launch a series of professional placements for women.

14 November 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

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

13 November 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

HotHouse Theatre keeps the fire burning for 20 years

Wondonga’s HotHouse Theatre is celebrating a major milestone in 2017 — 20 years of provocative, playful and inspiring drama.

10 November 2017
  • News
  • games

Melbourne made game puts Ashes action at your fingertips

Melbourne’s sporting and digital games communities have teamed up to create a groundbreaking new game.

9 November 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

White Night to light up Geelong and Bendigo

Having made a successful debut in Ballarat this year, White Night will travel to Geelong and Bendigo for the first time in 2018.

8 November 2017
  • News
  • screen

Screen Australia report shows significant upswing in Victorian drama production

Screen Australia has reported a record-breaking year in Australian drama production, including a $101 million growth in the amount spent on production in Victoria.

3 November 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

2 November 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • screen

Zanny Begg awarded inaugural Artbank + ACMI Commission

Artist and activist Zanny Begg is the recipient of the inaugural $70,000 Artbank + ACMI Commission for her proposed video installation, The Beehive.

2 November 2017
  • News
  • design
  • regional

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.

1 November 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

1 November 2017
  • News
  • games

Opaque Space leads Victorian winners at the Australian Game Developer Awards

Victorian game developers took six of thirteen prizes at the 2017 Australian Game Developer Awards.

31 October 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • international
  • regional

What’s on in November 2017 – Supported by Creative Victoria

Explore some of the creative events and projects we have supported that are happening throughout Victoria and beyond this November.

30 October 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • international

Music Cities Convention Melbourne – Tickets on sale

Next April, Melbourne will be the first city in the Southern Hemisphere to host the Music Cities Convention.

27 October 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • screen

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.

27 October 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Now online – 100,000 pieces of Victoria’s history

Victorian Collections, a ground-breaking online digitisation project, has hit an impressive milestone – 100,000 of Victoria’s cultural objects have now been digitised.

26 October 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Giving young Victorians a headstart on a science-led future

Victorian kids will have the opportunity to engage with the world of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) before their first birthday and beyond.

25 October 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Free Creative Exchange event on helping artists thrive

Come to our free Creative Exchange event ‘Does it pay? Global lessons for helping artists to thrive’ presented by leading UK cultural sector expert Dr Susanne Burns.

24 October 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

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.

23 October 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Help us develop our new Audience and Visitor Toolkit

We’re developing a new free toolkit to help artists and arts organisations better understand and engage their audiences – and we’d appreciate your input.

20 October 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • fashion
  • international

150,000 fashion lovers visit the House of Dior at NGV

The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture welcomed its 150,000th visitor this week.

19 October 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

Writing the War a sleeper hit on the library circuit

A State Library Victoria exhibition exploring the human drama of the First World War has drawn record crowds on its tour across Victoria.

18 October 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Festival gives voice to feminist writers

The Victorian Government is supporting Australian feminist writers, readers, speakers and artists connect and share their work in Victoria.

17 October 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

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.

16 October 2017
  • News
  • music
  • aboriginal
  • regional

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.

13 October 2017
  • News
  • games
  • international

Victorian game studio partners with Boeing for space age training

Victorian game developer Opaque Space will develop virtual reality (VR) simulator programs for astronaut training, in partnership with Boeing Australia.

12 October 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • aboriginal
  • regional

What’s on in October 2017 – Supported by Creative Victoria

Explore some of the events and projects happening in October that have received funding support through our grant programs.

10 October 2017
  • News
  • screen

Vic Talent Camp fosters diverse voices on screen

Fifteen emerging content creators and storytellers from diverse backgrounds across Victoria have started their journey with Talent Camp.

10 October 2017
  • News
  • screen

Girls storm the field for Mustangs FC

A new children’s drama series will debut on ABC ME this week, following the adventures of an all-girl soccer team.

9 October 2017
  • News
  • games

Explore the Melbourne International Games Week program

The largest celebration of digital games in the Asia Pacific Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW) is preparing to take over the city from 22 to 29 October 2017.

5 October 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

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.

5 October 2017
  • News
  • music
  • aboriginal
  • regional

Apply for a scholarship to attend Face the Music 2017

Scholarships are available to assist Indigenous and regional Victorians to attend the Face the Music summit in Melbourne this November.

5 October 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

St Albans gets creative with a family-friendly festival

St Albans Festival for Families launches this week, one of the first outcomes of the Victorian Government’s new Creative Suburbs program.

4 October 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • games

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.

3 October 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • aboriginal
  • regional

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.

3 October 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • education

Call for submissions - Growing Audiences: Engaging Children and Families Summit

Speakers are being sought for the Growing Audiences: Engaging Children and Families summit.

2 October 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music

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.

29 September 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

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.

28 September 2017
  • News
  • design
  • fashion

Shortlist for the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards announced

A host of exemplary Victorian designers and companies have risen to the top across the Awards’ eight categories.

27 September 2017
  • News
  • music
  • regional

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.

27 September 2017
  • News
  • screen
  • games

$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.

26 September 2017
  • News
  • music

Live music venues: apply now to get the lowdown on your sound

A new Music Works grant program is offering live music venues one-off grants for professional acoustic assessments.

25 September 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • regional

Annual reports reveal a bumper year for creative industries agencies

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

25 September 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • aboriginal
  • regional

Polyglot kicking goals with First On The Ladder

Polyglot Theatre has developed an innovative partnership program that marries sport, culture and creative expression, First On The Ladder.

22 September 2017
  • News
  • screen
  • games

Coming soon: $2.2m to support latest Vic screen projects

A first-time feature, a futuristic thriller and a cutting-edge game set in the 1970s are among the 18 film, television and games projects to be supported.

21 September 2017
  • News
  • music

Face the Music announces stellar 2017 line-up

Face the Music, Victoria’s premiere music industry summit, returns in 2017 with a stellar line-up of speakers from around the world.

20 September 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

15 September 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

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.

13 September 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

New exhibition and program to transform Museums Victoria Inside and Out

Melbourne Museum is preparing for a collection mash up this summer when it unveils Museum Inside Out, a major exhibition.

12 September 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • aboriginal
  • regional

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.

12 September 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Beachside biennale backs women sculptors

The Lorne Sculpture Biennale has launched a new fundraising program to support women sculptors.

11 September 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • design

EOIs open for new public art project

Local artists are encouraged to apply to be part of an exciting new public art project bound for the Hurstbridge train line.

8 September 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • aboriginal

Entries open for Koorie Art Show 2017

The Koorie Heritage Trust is calling for entries for the 2017 Koorie Art Show.

7 September 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • design

MPavilion announces 2017-18 program

MPavilion has announced its 2017-18 program which will include events with international design and arts leaders alongside local creative stars.

6 September 2017
  • News
  • music
  • international

New program to fast track international music connections

Fast Track Fellowships is a new program aimed at supporting Victoria’s music industry to build international networks.

5 September 2017
  • News
  • fashion

Victorian Fashion Survey – now open

We’re undertaking the first comprehensive survey into Victoria’s fashion industry and if you work in fashion or a related industry, we need you!

4 September 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

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

4 September 2017
  • News
  • games

World of games headed to Melbourne International Games Week 2017

Prestigious games conference and accelerator program Global Top Round is headed to Victoria to be part of the third instalment of Melbourne International Games Week.

1 September 2017
  • News
  • screen

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.

31 August 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

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.

30 August 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

Builder appointed for $38.5m GPAC transformation

Work on Geelong Performing Arts Centre’s $38.5 million Ryrie Street Redevelopment will kick off in a matter of weeks

30 August 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • regional

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

29 August 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

A trove for State Library treasures to be built in Ballarat

Work is due to begin next month on a second state-of-the-art storage facility for State Library Victoria in Mount Helen near Ballarat.

28 August 2017
  • News
  • games
  • international

Victorian developers take on Gamescom

A group of Victorian game developers is taking on Europe’s largest games market, as part of an Australian delegation to Gamescom in Cologne, Germany.

25 August 2017
  • News
  • design
  • regional

Open House expands to Ballarat in October

Ballarat’s best architecture and significant buildings are set to open for public viewing as part of Open House Ballarat on 28 and 29 October.

24 August 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • design
  • international

Travel grants available to be part of Hong Kong Business of Design Week 2017

Victorian designers and design businesses apply to be part of Hong Kong Business of Design Week.

24 August 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

Grants to support small towns with a big love for the arts

Regional community groups are taking top music and theatre performances across Victoria with support from Creative Victoria.

23 August 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music

Jewish Museum to host Amy Winehouse exclusive

The Jewish Museum of Australia invites you to step into the personal world of a pop legend with Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait.

22 August 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

21 August 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

Funding announcement: Engaging Audiences

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

18 August 2017
  • News
  • music
  • international

More than $62,000 to support an agile and responsive music industry

Victorian musicians will travel to Bigsound and beyond, thanks to a $62,000 funding boost through the Music Works Quick Response program.

18 August 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

Magritte to grace the newly renovated Latrobe Regional Gallery

Following a major refurbishment, Latrobe Regional Gallery will launch an Australian exclusive exhibition on René Magritte this coming weekend.

18 August 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

The Creators Fund opens today

The Creators Fund, a new funding program designed to help creatives take their career to the next level, is now open for applications.

17 August 2017
  • News
  • games

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.

16 August 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • aboriginal

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.

16 August 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • games
  • aboriginal

Fundraising underway for Stolen Generations marker

Yarra City Council has launched a fundraising campaign to support the creation of a Stolen Generations marker in Fitzroy.

15 August 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • regional

White Night Melbourne and Ballarat return in 2018

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

11 August 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

Melbourne and Reykjavik share a literary journey

In August, the UNESCO City of Literature offices in Melbourne and Reykjavik are collaborating on a web-based literary project for children, Sleipnir Travels.

11 August 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music

Turning up the volume on the Australian Music Vault

Australia’s music hall of fame will have a dedicated space in Melbourne when the Australian Music Vault opens later this year.

10 August 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Become a better leader in the arts

The Australia Council for the Arts is seeking expressions of interest for its Arts Leaders and Future Leaders programs.

10 August 2017
  • News
  • music
  • games

Melbourne label Remote Control to distribute video game music

Melbourne’s Remote Control Records is set to enter a new era in music distribution, thanks to a partnership with local video game music label, Boss Battle Records.

9 August 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • screen

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.

8 August 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • aboriginal
  • regional

What’s on in August 2017 – Supported by Creative Victoria

Explore some of the events and projects happening in August that have received funding support through our grant programs.

8 August 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Next steps for State Library Victoria's vision

Built construction group has been appointed as head contractor for the $88.1 million redevelopment of State Library Victoria.

7 August 2017
  • News
  • screen

The 66th Melbourne International Film Festival has opened

Filmmakers and movie lovers alike congregated at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre last night for the opening of the 66th Melbourne International Film Festival.

4 August 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • education

3,000 babies join the Museum Generation

Museums Victoria today welcomed the 3,000th baby to its Museum Generation program, an initiative designed to inspire creative learning and play in very young Victorians.

3 August 2017
  • News
  • design

Premier’s Design Awards open for entries

Entries are open for the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards, celebrating the best in local design.

3 August 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

Big ideas and bold works wanted for the 2018 Regional Centre for Culture

The Victorian Government will commission three major new creative projects to premiere in 2018 as part of the Regional Centre for Culture program

2 August 2017
  • News
  • music
  • regional

Second Victorian Music Crawl to explore regional music opportunities

A delegation of Victoria’s leading music artists, managers, booking agents and peak body representatives will be taking a music bus tour across regional Victoria.

1 August 2017
  • News
  • design

Craft Cubed festival celebrates Victorian makers

Craft Cubed, Craft Victoria's annual month-long festival of the handmade, kicks off on Tuesday 1 August.

31 July 2017
  • News
  • music

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.

28 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

Arts Wellbeing Collective set to tour the regions

Throughout August, the Arts Wellbeing Collective will be visiting towns in regional Victoria to promote a healthy, creative and supportive performing arts community.

28 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

28 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

2017 Victorian Museum Awards announced

The 2017 Victorian Museum Awards were announced last night, highlighting outstanding achievements in the Victorian museum, gallery, and collecting sector.

27 July 2017
  • News
  • fashion

New look Melbourne Fashion Week 2017

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

26 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • aboriginal
  • international

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.

26 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

Hokusai rides in on a great wave

Hokusai is the first major presentation in Australia of one of Japan’s most influential, prolific and everlastingly popular artists, Katsushika Hokusai.

25 July 2017
  • News
  • music
  • aboriginal
  • regional

Grants celebrate Victorian music history from Traditional Owners to today

The latest round of Rockin’ the Laneways grants will provide close to $130,000 in grants to support six projects that explore how our music industry developed.

25 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Victorian outcomes of the Connecting Australians: National Arts Participation Survey

8 out of 10 Victorians believe that the arts make for a richer, more meaningful life; 3 in 4 attend the arts and almost half of us get involved in creative pursuits

21 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

More than $380k to take Victorian creativity to the world

Victoria’s reputation as a creative leader will be bolstered with the latest round of Victorian Government funding.

21 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • regional

Regional Centre for Culture – Town Hall meetings

2018's Regional Centre for Culture program is fast approaching andpeople are invited to attend town hall meetings across the region to find out more.

20 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music

Artists and curators wanted for Next Wave x co-commission project

Next Wave is seeking expressions of interest from emerging artists and curators who wish to be a part of an exciting new national co-commission project, Next Wave x.

20 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

GPAC Ryrie Street Redevelopment gets planning green light

The $38.5 million redevelopment of the Geelong Performing Arts Centre has reached a significant milestone with planning approvals granted.

19 July 2017
  • News
  • screen
  • games

Women in focus in the latest round of Film Victoria funding

Film Victoria has opened the new financial year with a major funding announcement, professional development support for women in the screen industry.

19 July 2017
  • News
  • design

Catch the highlights of Open House Melbourne this weekend

Open House Melbourne returns this coming weekend, on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July, with over 80 new buildings added to the 10th anniversary program in 2017.

18 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

Melbourne City of Literature Office receives gold star assessment from the UN

The Melbourne City of Literature Office has received a gold star evaluation from the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

17 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international
  • regional

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.

14 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • aboriginal
  • regional

What’s on in July 2017 – Supported by Creative Victoria

Explore some of the events and projects happening in July that have received funding support through our grant programs.

13 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

Vale Berek Segan AM OBE

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

12 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

Special late night openings hours for NGV’s record-breaking Van Gogh exhibition

Open for three more days, Van Gogh and the Seasons has clocked more than 420,000 visitors, making it the most popular ticketed exhibition in the NGV’s 156 year history.

10 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • international
  • regional

Victorian Opera’s La Sonnambula now available to the world

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

10 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

Pop-up globe to bring Shakespeare back to life

Dazzling costumes, sword fights, dances and special effects will bring Shakespeare’s classics to life as Pop-up Globe makes its Australian debut.

6 July 2017
  • News
  • screen
  • international

Series Mania Melbourne program announced

ACMI and Film Victoria have announced the full program for Series Mania Melbourne with news Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan will headline the festival.

6 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • education
  • regional

Information sessions on new Creative Learning Partnerships program

Creative Victoria is hosting a series of information sessions about the new Creative Learning Partnerships program, set to roll out in 2018.

6 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • regional

Regional Arts Victoria and Mike Brady win at Victoria Day Awards

Regional Arts Victoria (RAV) has received the Award for the Arts and musician Mike Brady AM has been named Victorian of the Year at the 2017 Victoria Day Awards.

6 July 2017
  • News
  • music
  • regional

APRA AMCOS workshop to help songwriters get paid

APRA AMCOS will be running a free workshop in Melbourne to help Victorian songwriters with performance reports.

5 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • screen
  • international

Now at ACMI – ‘Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman’

The claymation creations of Aardman Animations have captured imaginations for 40 years and are now featuring in an Australian-exclusive exhibition at ACMI.

5 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

4 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • aboriginal
  • regional

NAIDOC Week celebrates Victoria’s Aboriginal culture from 2 to 9 July 2017

Take a look at the many events being held across the state for NAIDOC Week 2017, a celebration of our state’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

4 July 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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

30 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international
  • regional

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.

30 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • education
  • regional

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.

30 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • games
  • design
  • fashion

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.

29 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

DAY 2: Coming up at the Creative State Summit

Ticket or no ticket, you can be part of the Creative State Summit action.

29 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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

29 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

DAY 1: Coming up at the Creative State Summit

Don’t have a summit pass? You can still be a part of the action.

28 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

Building our Creative State – One year on

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

28 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

How you can get involved with the Creative State Summit

The Creative State Summit is just around the corner, and while the main event has sold out there are a few ways you can get involved.

26 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

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.

26 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • design
  • international

OMA designs released for MPavilion 2017/18

Architects Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of the prolific international practice OMA have released their designs for the next iteration of MPavilion.

26 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

2017 Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture finalists announced

Creatives in line for the coveted Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture have been announced.

26 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • design
  • international

Swarm into Melbourne Museum for Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers

Kids & big kids, it’s time to buzz into Melbourne Museum for the latest international touring exhibition – the Australian premiere of Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers.

23 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Arts Wellbeing Collective offers free mindfulness sessions

If you’re in Melbourne, or even just visiting, the Arts Wellbeing Collective is inviting creatives to free mindfulness sessions in July.

22 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • design
  • aboriginal

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.

21 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

21 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

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.

20 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

Creative State Summit update: Attend the pre-summit event & access live streaming

Victoria’s first Creative State Summit is now sold out but that doesn’t mean the show is over.

19 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • aboriginal
  • regional

Grants Available to be Part of Regional Centre for Culture 2018

Local artists, creative practitioners and organisations and community groups are invited to apply for grants as part of the 2018 Regional Centre for Culture program.

19 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • regional

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

19 June 2017
  • News
  • screen
  • games

Strengthening Victoria’s Booming Digital Games Industry

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

16 June 2017
  • News
  • games

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.

16 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Christian White wins coveted Victorian Premier’s Literary Award

Congratulations to Christian White, winner of the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript for his debut novel Decay Theory.

15 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

Information session about the Bendigo Creative Industries Hub

As part of the Creative State strategy, the Victorian Government announced that it will establish a Creative Industries Hub in Bendigo.

8 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music

New arts festival for Melbourne’s west

A new arts festival is coming up this winter, Due West: Immersive Arts Festival will be held across Melbourne’s inner west from 10-27 August 2017.

8 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • international

Music Passport program to take Victorian music to the world

Victorian music will take off across the globe like never before thanks to a new program, Music Passport.

6 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • international
  • regional

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

6 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Van Gogh blockbuster fastest selling exhibition in NGV history

More than 150,000 people have visited the NGV's Van Gogh and the Seasons exhibition – making it their fastest selling exhibition ever.

2 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

Victorian companies bring their theatre to the world

Four of Victoria’s leading independent performing arts companies are showcasing at the Theatre der Welt Festival in Hamburg this month.

1 June 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Victorian author Jane Harper wins ABIA Book of the Year

Jane Harper has taken the Annual Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) Book of the Year for her rural crime novel The Dry.

31 May 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

30 May 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music

Apply for a Hobsons Bay City Council grant

Hobsons Bay City Council have opened applications for their arts and events grants, to support activities in the Hobsons Bay area over the next 12 months.

26 May 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • screen
  • aboriginal

Major virtual reality commission announced

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

25 May 2017
  • News
  • design

MPavilion now live on Google Arts & Culture

MPavilion has launched a virtual presence on Google Arts & Culture, allowing the pavilions of the past to be explored virtually from anywhere in the world.

25 May 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

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

24 May 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

$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.

24 May 2017
  • News
  • music

Music Victoria releases 10 Point Plan to nurture live music

Music Victoria has developed guiding principles to keep Victoria’s music industry loud and proud, the Victorian Live Music 10 Point Plan.

23 May 2017
  • News
  • design
  • international

Melbourne and Hong Kong to partner in major design showcase

Melbourne has been selected as the partner city for Business of Design Week 2018, Hong Kong’s flagship design showcase event.

19 May 2017
  • News
  • screen

Australia’s best shorts set to make waves in St Kilda

Australia’s longest-running short film event kicked off last night with a dazzling opening night event at the iconic Palais Theatre.

19 May 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

Complete a survey to help shape a new funding program for creatives

Creative practitioners, the Victorian Government is developing a new funding program specifically for you and we’d like your help ironing out the details.

18 May 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

18 May 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Young writers invited to build their toolkits

Applications are now open for Toolkits, Express Media’s online creative development programs for young writers.

18 May 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

17 May 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music

Palais Theatre saved and set to sparkle as it reopens to the public

St Kilda’s Palais Theatre is set to reopen to the public on Thursday 18 May for the St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night, brighter and more vibrant than ever.

16 May 2017
  • News
  • music
  • regional

Applications open – Good Music Neighbours

Good Music Neighbours program offers live music venues the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $25,000 to support sound proofing and sound reduction projects.

15 May 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

12 May 2017
  • News
  • music

First acts announced for Leaps and Bounds

Augie March, Jess Ribeiro and Ollie Olsen are just a few of the acts set to play the 2017 Leaps and Bounds Music Festival.

11 May 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Emerging Writers Festival reveals 2017 program

The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) has revealed its 2017 program; the first under new Artistic Director Izzy Roberts-Orr.

10 May 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

9 May 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

8 May 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

Limited tickets available for the Victorian creative industries summit

Creative doers and thinkers from across Victoria are invited to attend the inaugural Creative State Summit, at ACMI and Arts Centre Melbourne from 29-30 June 2017.

4 May 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

4 May 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

3 May 2017
  • News
  • music
  • international

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.

3 May 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Gertrude Contemporary set to move

After more than thirty years in their iconic Fitzroy building, Gertrude Contemporary will move to a new location in Preston.

3 May 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

2 May 2017
  • News
  • screen

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.

2 May 2017
  • News
  • music

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.

1 May 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Van Gogh Masterpieces Bring the Seasons to the NGV

The National Gallery of Victoria is preparing for the opening of Van Gogh and the Seasons, the latest exhibition in the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series

27 April 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

Experience Clunes from cover to cover

With Clunes Booktown Festival coming up, it’s time to start planning your visit to the town peppered with bookstores.

27 April 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Entries open for John Marsden & Hatchette Prize for Young Writers

Entries are now open for the 2017 John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers.

26 April 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

Ballarat to host David LaChapelle exclusive

A major retrospective of works by photographer and provocateur David LaChappelle will be presented as part of the 2017 Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

25 April 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Boost for Australia’s most popular art gallery

Australia’s most popular gallery – and now one of the world’s most visited – is set to continue its success thanks to a funding boost in the Victorian Budget 2017/18.

24 April 2017
  • News
  • screen

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

21 April 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

Producer sought for 2018 Regional Centre for Culture program

Do you have the vision to steer a major cultural event in regional Victoria? Expressions of interest are now sought for the 2018 Regional Centre for Culture program.

20 April 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music

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.

20 April 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music

New Australia Council program to foster stronger arts governance

Australia Council’s Arts Governance Program is an initiative designed to help arts organisation leaders to enhance their governance practices.

19 April 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Testing Grounds seeks applications for Fringe Festival events

Testing Grounds is seeking bold, experimental events for a specially curated Fringe Festival program.

18 April 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

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.

18 April 2017
  • News
  • screen
  • aboriginal

New comedy program for Indigenous talent

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers, directors, performers, producers and storytellers are invited to apply to be part of Bust Up.

13 April 2017
  • News
  • games

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.

13 April 2017
  • News
  • screen

More Support to Bring New Victorian Stories to the Screen

The latest round of Film Victoria funding includes five feature films, 10 television projects and one Video on Demand project.

12 April 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • screen

Vale John Clarke

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

11 April 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • international

Production Boom At Docklands Studios Melbourne

Dame Helen Mirren and David Arquette have been rubbing shoulders with the stars of The Footy Show of late as Docklands Studios Melbourne marks one of its busiest periods

7 April 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Expressions of interest are now open for Melbourne Art Trams 2017

Melbourne Art Trams is now accepting applications from Victorian artists for the 2017 roll out.

7 April 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

5 April 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international
  • regional

Run a festival? Please complete our survey

Festivals play an important role in Victoria’s creative economy and cultural life, and we want to ensure they enjoy a supportive environment and prosperous future.

4 April 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Nominations for the 2017 Victorian Museum Awards are now open

Now in their 23rd year, the Victorian Museum Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the Victorian museum and gallery sector.

3 April 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • screen
  • international

World’s biggest TV festival coming to Melbourne

The world’s biggest television festival, Series Mania, is coming to Melbourne this July bringing with it the latest in small screen comedy and drama.

31 March 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

Call for speakers at upcoming creative industries summit

We are looking for leading innovators from across Victoria to present at the inaugural creative industries summit – Creative State: The Summit.

31 March 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • design

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.

30 March 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • aboriginal

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.

30 March 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival opens today

Melbourne International Comedy Festival is back for another thigh-slapping instalment, bringing the laughs to venues big and small around the city.

29 March 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Matilda and The Ring Cycle lead 2016 Green Room Awards

Tim Minchin’s Matilda and Opera Australia’s The Ring Cycle led the field at the 2016 Green Room Awards.

28 March 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture & Awards now open

Victorian sculptors are now invited to enter the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture and Awards, one of Australia’s most valuable art prizes.

27 March 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • international

Explore Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2017

Victorian music lovers, get set to immerse yourselves with jazz in all its forms at this year’s Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

24 March 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Victorian author Jane Harper wins 2017 Indie Book of the Year

Victorian author Jane Harper wins 2017 Indie Book of the Year

23 March 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

Ballarat International Foto Biennale announces new $15,000 prize

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale has announced the $15,000 Martin Kantor Portrait Prize.

22 March 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • aboriginal

YIRRAMBOI Festival program unveiled

A full moon dance party, riverside blessings for babies and a free citywide treasure hunt event are among the highlights of the 2017 YIRRAMBOI Festival.

22 March 2017
  • News
  • screen
  • games

ACMI to present free family entertainment on Sundays

ACMI has launched Family Sundays - a day of free family friendly events and interactive activities on the first Sunday of every month.

21 March 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

VicHealth seeking creative ways to change drinking culture

What if we drank less, saved money and had more fun? What if choosing to drink less was the norm, rather than being questioned?

21 March 2017
  • News
  • games
  • design

Gnomon return to Melbourne for cutting-edge visual effects conference

Gnomon will return to Melbourne from 31 March-2 April for a weekend of live demos, masterclasses and panel discussions.

20 March 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Immigration Museum asylum seeker exhibition goes behind the wire

A moving new exhibition at Museum Victoria's Immigration Museum explores the lives of people who have sought, or are seeking, asylum and refuge in Australia.

17 March 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

Blindside launches call out for artists, curators and residents

Blindside gallery has launched a range of initiatives for 2018 and applications are open now.

17 March 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • design

Enter the 2017 Victorian Craft Awards

Entries are now open for the 2017 Victorian Craft Awards, with a prize pool of more than $20,000 honouring excellence in contemporary craft practice.

16 March 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Victorian artists honoured in 2017 Australia Council Awards

Victoria’s Madeleine Flynn, Susan Cohn and Rosemary Myers have been recognised in the prestigious Australia Council Awards.

15 March 2017
  • News
  • music
  • aboriginal

Victoria’s Briggs wins Australian Music Prize with A.B. Original

Victoria’s Briggs has taken the 2016 Australian Music Prize with his barnstorming hip hop project A.B. Original.

14 March 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • aboriginal

Expressions of interest open for YIRRAMBOI festival delegation

The Australia Council for the Arts is offering presenters and programmers an opportunity to join a delegation to the 2017 YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival.

10 March 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international
  • regional

Free info session for the 2018 Australian Performing Arts Market

Are you a performing artist or company ready to tour your work internationally? Keen to network and meet national and international performing arts industry?

9 March 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

8 March 2017
  • News
  • fashion
  • aboriginal

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).

7 March 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Victorian writer Fury awarded the 2017 Kat Muscat Fellowship

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

7 March 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Museums Victoria partners with Siemens for a greener future

Museums Victoria is set to cut its greenhouse emissions by 35% thanks to an innovative partnership with Siemens and the Victorian Government.

3 March 2017
  • News
  • music

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

2 March 2017
  • News
  • music

$345,000 program to write a new future for Victoria music

A major new program will boost the careers and international profile of Victorian songwriters and composers.

2 March 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • aboriginal
  • regional

A guide for those heading to White Night Ballarat this weekend

The golden city in Victoria’s north west is about to light up with creativity this weekend for the first ever White Night Ballarat.

1 March 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • education

Vale Betty Amsden AO, DSJ

Creative Victoria sadly acknowledges the passing of Betty Amsden OAM, one of Victoria’s most prominent arts advocates and philanthropists.

28 February 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

More than 60 artists from over 30 countries announced for NGV Triennial

An unprecedented and large-scale global exhibition of art, design and architecture will be showcased in the inaugural NGV Triennial opening on 15 December 2017

27 February 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Bundoora Nebula Residency winners announced

Eight Victorian artists have been selected to participate in the inaugural Bundoora Nebula Residency, including four artists with a disability.

24 February 2017
  • News
  • games
  • international

Victorian game industry set to power up at GDC

Victoria's digital games industry is set to make waves at the world's largest video game event – the 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC) – held in San Francisco.

23 February 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

Writers wanted for Krakow City of Literature residencies

Victorian writers are now invited to apply for the Krakow UNESCO City of Literature Residency program.

23 February 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

22 February 2017
  • News
  • design

Dutch architecture firm OMA to design the 2017 MPavilion

The fourth annual MPavilion will be designed by Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of internationally renowned Dutch architecture firm OMA.

21 February 2017
  • News
  • music
  • regional

Grants of up to $25,000 available to help celebrate Victorian music history

Applications are now open for the second round of Rockin’ the Laneways, a grant program designed to celebrate Victoria’s popular music history.

20 February 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • design

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.

17 February 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

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.

17 February 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Women’s Circus launches residency for artists with a physical disability

Applications are now open for Groundwork, a new residency program at Women’s Circus for artists with a physical disability.

16 February 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

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.

16 February 2017
  • News
  • music
  • regional

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

16 February 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Wanted: clever marketing ideas

The Marketing Innovation Fund is back for 2017 and ready for applicants from small-to-medium Victorian organisations across the creative industries.

15 February 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • aboriginal

Bunjilaka seeks artists for exhibition honouring the 1967 Referendum

Victorian Aboriginal artists are invited to submit expressions of interest to participate in an exhibition at Bunjilaka

15 February 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

Victorian Opera nominated for major international innovation award

Victorian Opera has been nominated for the 2017 Classical:NEXT Innovation Award, honouring 11 years of forward-thinking creative vision.

14 February 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

MTC welcomes a new crop of women to the theatre

Thirteen new participants will join Melbourne Theatre Company’s Women in Theatre program in 2017.

10 February 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

9 February 2017
  • News
  • music
  • aboriginal
  • regional

2017 Port Fairy Folk Festival to showcase diverse Victorian talent

Multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana and blues folk legend Kutcha Edwards join a stellar line-up of talent at the 2017 Port Fairy Folk Festival.

9 February 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

8 February 2017
  • News
  • music

Music Victoria to nurture the next generation of live music professionals

We are proud to support Music Victoria to deliver a new professional development program targeting independent promoters and live music venues.

7 February 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

Information Session: Funding for Creative Projects

Creative Victoria is inviting Geelong’s creative community to attend an upcoming information session, Funding for Creative Projects.

6 February 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Head On Photo Awards offer a $50,000 prize pool

Australian photographers are invited to submit entries for the 2017 Head On Photo Awards, a global competition offering a $50,000 prize pool.

3 February 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • aboriginal

Enter the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous writers

A $5000 cash prize and a residency at Melbourne’s Trinity College are on offer with the 2017 Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers.

2 February 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

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.

1 February 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • aboriginal

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.

1 February 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Drama reigns as 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards are announced

Writer, director and actor Leah Purcell has won Australia's richest single literary prize.

31 January 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • aboriginal

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.

31 January 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • design

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.

30 January 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

ACMI to host first Australian edition of the ground breaking Museum Next conference

ACMI is set to host Museum Next from 15-17 February, the world’s leading conference on the future of museums.

26 January 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

25 January 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

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.

25 January 2017
  • News
  • music

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.

24 January 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music

Vale Richard Divall AO OBE, conductor and composer

Richard Divall, former music director of the Victorian State Opera, has passed away after a protracted battle with cancer.

23 January 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

$17,000 on offer in the inaugural Footscray Art Prize

The Footscray Art Prize, a non-acquisitive visual art prize for contemporary artworks across multiple platforms and disciplines is now open for entries

19 January 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • international

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.

19 January 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • international

Asia TOPA to present the immersive XO State festival

In the middle of the inaugural 2017 Asia TOPA festival, audiences are invited to step onto the State Theatre stage and into XO State.

18 January 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

Artists invited to pitch ideas for Warrnambool street art project

The seaside city of Warrnambool in Victoria’s south-west has put the call out to artists to enliven its CBD through two new public artworks.

17 January 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music

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

16 January 2017
  • News
  • design

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.

13 January 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

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.

12 January 2017
  • News
  • screen
  • regional

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.

11 January 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

Artists sought for summer in the snow

Falls Creek Resort Management (FCRM) is offering artists the opportunity to participate in a unique Artist-in-Residence program.

10 January 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture

Vale John Leslie OBE

Creative Victoria would like to acknowledge the passing of John Leslie OBE, a generous patron of the arts.

9 January 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • fashion
  • regional

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.

6 January 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • regional

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.

5 January 2017
  • News
  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

School holiday fun at Victoria’s major creative hubs

Victoria's state-owned creative organisations have a ton of school holiday activities on offer.

23 December 2016