27 May 2019

The Victorian State Budget provides support for multiple initiatives in the Creative Industries portfolio from 2019-20. This is in addition to Creative Victoria’s core funding and includes support for a range of programs and operating activities (output initiatives, see below) and infrastructure projects (asset initiatives).

2018-19

($M)

2019-20

($M)

2020-21

($M)

2021-22

($M)

2022-23

($M)

Total

($M)

Federation Square – ACMI

0.00

2.77

0.00

0.00

0.00

2.77

Creative State – Driving the Growth of the Victorian Creative Industries

0.00

6.36

0.00

0.00

0.00

6.36

Indian Cinema and Bollywood Attraction fund

0.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

0.00

3.00

Silo Art and Large-Scale Murals

0.00

0.25

0.25

0.25

0.25

1.00

Sustaining the Successful NGV Exhibition Model

0.00

15.90

15.90

15.90

0.00

47.70

Victoria Live

0.50

4.50

4.50

4.50

0.00

14.00

Victorian Screen Industry

0.00

6.20

0.00

0.00

0.00

6.20

Total

0.50

36.98

21.65

21.65

0.25

81.03

ACMI – Federation Square

$2.77 million to support ACMI’s operations during its renewal project. The project, which commences in mid-2019, will transform ACMI’s Federation Square site – its programs, exhibitions and visitor experience.

Creative State – Driving the Growth of the Victorian Creative Industries

$6.36 million for initiatives targeting the small to medium and independent creative sector, including the continuation of successful programs the Creators Fund and Music Works Grants, key events such as MPavilion, Dance Massive and AsiaTOPA, and initiatives that support regional creative activity and touring.

Indian Cinema and Bollywood Attraction Fund

$3 million over three years to establish a dedicated Indian cinema and Bollywood Attraction Fund to attract Indian film projects to Victoria, improve links with Asia and provide opportunities for the local screen industry.

Silo Art and Large-Scale Murals

$1 million over four years to support the creation of silo art and large-scale art murals in metropolitan and regional Victoria. This will build on the success of projects like the Wimmera Silo Art Trail, which has generated significant tourism and business benefits for regional towns.

Sustaining the Successful NGV Exhibition Model

$47.7 million will be provided over three years to continue the National Gallery of Victoria’s successful summer program, which has attracted 9.5 million visitors since 2013 including growing numbers of tourists. This includes support for the second NGV Triennial of Contemporary Art and Design to be staged in 2020/2021, as well as support for maintenance, collections management and other operating expenses.

Victoria Live

$14 million for a new winter music festival which will showcase Victoria’s live music scene and include a mix of free and ticketed events.

Victorian Screen Industry

$6.2 million to support local screen production, including film, television and games development.

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