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What is the Creative Exchange?

Creative Exchange is a long running professional development and networking event program available to anyone working in the creative industries who wants access to the most up-to-date information across the sector.

These free or low cost, monthly events host national and international experts from across the arts, culture, screen and design sectors and cover a wide range of topics.  We look forward to welcoming you at our next event.

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Our Artist Essential Toolkit series focuses on snappy advice for making money from your art, including podcast production, selling art online and social media best practice. Watch the series via the link below.

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Catch up viewing

Putting accessibility first for your event

Arts Access Victoria’s Caroline Bowditch offers ideas on how to not only welcome a new audience but include performers of all levels of ability, in order to make an event that everyone can attend.

Webinar filmed on Wednesday 24 November 2021. Produced in partnership with Arts Hub.


Fashion's New Reality

A recording of a Creative Exchange panel discussion at Melbourne International Games Week 2021 (MIGW) where fashion and tech took centre stage.

Bringing together local fashion creatives and global thought leaders, this creative industries event co-presented by ACMI included the highly anticipated outcomes of the Victorian fashion industry Digital Fashion Incubator and the global launch of
luxury fashion space in the Metaverse, Semblance World, supported through a grant from EPIC games.

The Digital Fashion Incubator will showcase the experience of seven Victorian apparel and accessory designers as they explore what digital platforms, such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, can do for their business.

An initiative of Creative Victoria and leading VR/AR studio, Ignition Immersive, the Digital Fashion Incubator has given the designers an unprecedented opportunity to delve into new technology and experiment with the way their consumers experience fashion.

From AR accessories in the palm of your hands to ‘try before you buy’ to fully immersive virtual runways, the designers collaborated with Ignition Immersive on AR and VR technology to create new work and evolve their brands in a way that
encourages customers to embrace new tech when it comes to their wardrobes.


Preparing for a National Arts, Culture and Creativity Plan

What should be on the agenda for a National Arts, Culture and Creativity Plan, and how can Victorians contribute to it?

Join Kate Fielding, A New Approach’s CEO, as she explores how we can build a cogent and connected policy for arts and culture across the whole nation and how Victorians can get involved.

Drawing inspiration from the Federal Government’s Sport 2030 plan, A New Approach has argued that we need to put the arts at the centre of our cultural conversation and link up different levels of government with a national approach.

A New Approach (ANA) has contributed to a distinct shift in the conversation and knowledge about arts and culture in Australia. Under Kate’s leadership, a unique alliance of people across the country in governance, advisory and staffing have created a foundation to contribute collaboratively in shaping the future of creative industries.


More resources

While you're here, take a look at the resources we have from the Creative State Summit where people working across the creative industries come to learn from leading thinkers and practitioners from across the cultural landscape.

Audience Atlas Launch with Andrew McIntyre

Audience Atlas launch with Andrew McIntyre from Creative Victoria

View the Audience Atlas Victoria 2019 report


Additional resources