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Michael Beets

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John Harding

John Harding (Kuku Yulangi/Meriam from Erub; TSI) is the founder of Ilbijerri Aboriginal /TSI Theatre Company.

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Louise Terry

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Jaeden Williams

Jaeden Williams is a proud Yalukit Willam man of the Boonwurrung; founder and director of Biik Bundjil, a Boonwurrung educational organisation.

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Ngioka Bunda-Heath

Ngioka Bunda-Heath is Wakka Wakka, Ngugi from Queensland (matrilineal); and Birrpai from New South Wales (patrilineal).

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Opal Winter

Opal is an Agender multidisciplinary creator from Melbourne with lived experience of chronic illness and disability.

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Nick Pages-Oliver

Nick is an equity award nominated theatre and film maker living between Perth and Melbourne.

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M'ck McKeague

M’ck McKeague is a set and costume designer and theatre maker currently living on unceded Wurundjeri land.

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Koraly Dimitriadis

Koraly Dimitriadis is a Cypriot-Australian poet, writer, performer and actor.

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Yumi Umiumare

Born in Japan, Yumi is an established Butoh Dancer, choreographer and creator of Butoh Cabaret works.

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Sarah Aiken

Sarah Aiken is a Melbourne based dancer, teacher and choreographer from Bellingen NSW.

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Nova Weetman

Nova Weetman is the writer of Film Victoria short films Ripples and Mr Wasinski’s Song (AWGIE nomination and winner Best Australian Short at MIFF).

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Andy Butler

Andy Butler is an early career artist, writer and curator.

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Luxville

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Nnenna Okore

Nnenna Okore is an artist-researcher-teacher who uses artistic practice, pedagogy and social engagements address ecological issues.

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Siri Hayes and Chaco Kato with In Place

Siri Hayes currently lives and practices on Wurundjeri Woi wurrung Country in northeast Naarm/Melbourne.

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Elissa Goodrich

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Isabel Peppard

Isabel Peppard is a multidisciplinary artist who works across the mediums of film, sculpture and stop-motion animation.

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Sarah Tracton

Sarah Tracton is a multidisciplinary fine artist and bespoke lighting designer.

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Sam McGilp

a media artist working collaboratively in contemporary performance contexts based on Wurrundjeri country in Naarm

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Jacob Leaney

Jacob Leaney is game developer and songwriter/producer based in Melbourne,

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Anna Liebzit

Annie Liebzeit is a multi-disciplinary artist with a 20-year practice spanning performance, audio composition and collaborative practice across installation, theatre, and

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Cher Tan

Cher Tan is an essayist and critic in Naarm/Melbourne, via Kaurna Yerta/Adelaide and Singapore.

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Creative Community

Resilient, pragmatic, devoted, determined, imaginative and generous, Victorian creatives have so much to offer. Take a look...

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Creative profile: Nhatty Man

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Creative profile: Denni Francisco

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Creative profile: Alex Cardy

Alex was a recipient in the first round of the Sustaining Creative Workers Initiative.

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Creative profile: Katie Sfetkidis

Be inspired by a few of the Sustaining Creative Workers recipients and discover how they're spending their time.

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Creative profile: Sarah Beaumont

An abandoned 1950s service station in Beaufort is being transformed into Servo@23, a creative hub and exhibition space

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Sandra Parker Dance

Sandra Parker is a choreographer and interdisciplinary artist based in Melbourne.

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Erica Tandori

Erica is a legally blind artist, researcher and academic.

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Fiona Tuomy

Fiona Tuomy is an inclusive storytelling specialist - an award-winning screenwriter, director, producer and developer working across storytelling genres and platforms.

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Marco Cher-Gibard

Marco Cher-Gibard is a composer and artist who works through sound to explore contemporary culture, experience and expression.

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Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey

Madeleine Flynn is an Australian artist who creates unexpected situations for listening.

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A2K Media

A2K Media nurtures disabled creative talent and brings authentic representation of disability and inclusion to our screens

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Georgia Mill

Georgia Mill is a queer artist and writer based in Melbourne.

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Margaret Harvey

Margaret is half of production company, Jo Ze spArks.

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Kevin Powe

Kevin Powe is an in-demand international actor focused on the field of voice acting, who has a deep passion for interactive, character-driven narrative.

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Studio Bento

is a multi-award winning production company based in Melbourne, Australia that develops factual and scripted content with a focus on VR.

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Creative profile: Brenna Quinlan

Meet Brenna Quinlan, illustrating a more hopeful future.

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Accelerating Victorian digital creators

Victorian digital content creators are set to benefit from a new, world-first YouTube accelerator program.

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Creative profile: Emily Ulman

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Creative profile: Nick Barkla

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Festival of Jewish Arts and Music Pays Tribute to Rebel Reed

Victoria’s newly rebranded Festival of Jewish Arts and Music (FOJAM) returns

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Translating Indigenous language for classical music audiences

It was 2013 when pioneering Indigenous soprano Deborah Cheetham first visited Gunditjmara country in Victoria’s southwest.

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Tony Briggs (TypeCast Ent)

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TeePee Studios

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Justin Olstein

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Jo Lloyd (AAP)

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Top Tips For Grant Applications

Want to apply for one of Creative Victoria’s funding and support programs? Read on for a few tips and tricks from the Grants team to make your application shine.

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Efterpi Soropos

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The Disability Slapstick Plan

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Meet the Creators of 2021

Meet this year's recipients of the 'Creators Fund'.

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Snake Hill Games

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Alexander Swords

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Meet the Creators of 2020

Meet this year's recipients of the 'Creators Fund'.

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Meet the Creators of 2019

Meet this year's recipients of the 'Creators Fund'.

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Audience Research Toolkit

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Pushing 30: Three decades of young people and music

Youth music organisation The Push celebrates its 30-year anniversary this November.

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The Write Stuff

Writer’s Victoria has launched two programs giving writers with disability a chance to tell their stories and build professional careers.

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Magic Mirror

Melbourne’s Lucy McRae explores the relationship between the body and technology with Biometric Mirror, an installation work destined for MIT and the Centre Pompidou.

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Life in the fast lane

The Fast Track Fellowships program sent four Victorian music managers overseas to create new opportunities for artists at home.

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It’s a small world after all

There’s a tiny world living all around us, too small for the eye to see, which Scale Free Network seeks to illuminate.

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Curation by Community

When Gannawarra Shire Council, in Victoria’s north, wanted to reinvigorate their ailing performing arts program, the answer was simple – get the community more involved.

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Meet the Creators

Find out more about the twenty-one creative individuals and groups who have been named the state’s ‘Creators’ for 2018.

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Highlights from the 2018 Creative State Summit

We report on this year's event.

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Dumb ways to learn and play

How a local public safety campaign became a viral sensation.

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7 reasons to visit Victoria's Regional Centre for Culture

The heart of Victoria is bursting with creative energy, with the year-long Regional Centre for Culture program now underway.

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The rise of Victorian podcast culture

Creative storytellers across our state have leapt into the podcast fray, producing unique, entertaining and award-winning shows for a fast-growing audience.

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Tales from the vault

Chrissie Amphlett’s schoolgirl dress, Molly Meldrum’s hat, Nick Cave’s scribbled notebooks: these treasures and many more are on display at the Australian Music Vault.

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Art that changed the world

An opportunity for Victorian artists to create large-scale projects that make a lasting impact has us wondering, what do we mean by art that changes the world?

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50 years of La Mama

A leading light in Victorian independent theatre continues to shine bright.

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All that jazz

Victoria's jazz scene is more vibrant than ever, with nightly events, beloved festivals and phenomenal talent on the rise.

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Art that moves you – Melbourne Art Trams

Since 2013, during Melbourne Festival, Melbourne’s iconic tram network transforms into a moving art gallery.

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Worth its weight in gold

Providing a substantial financial windfall and an incomparable platform, the Melbourne Prize is a golden opportunity for Victoria’s most talented artists.

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Gippsland Parasteddfod – an eisteddfod for all abilities

At its heart the Gippsland Parasteddfod is all about having fun, sharing, and trying new things.

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Testing Grounds

The experimental arts space Testing Grounds has levelled up

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A fine place to show visitors

Celebrating 130 years of the Bendigo Art Gallery

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This is what sovereignty looks like

A new survey of Aboriginal contemporary art explores the politics of resistance

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Girls Got Game

A Victorian company is redressing the imbalance when it comes to female characters in digital games.

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25 years of feminist spin: Celebrating a quarter century of the Women’s Circus

Women’s Circus strives to be a safe place for women to challenge themselves and learn how to rely on each other.

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Design*d

Design*d is an ongoing documentary series produced by RMIT University in partnership with Creative Victoria.

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New markets for Aboriginal makers

A flagship program at Craft has brought a host of Victorian Aboriginal artists and designers to market.

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Bringing up Emo

How Lee Matthews and Neil Triffett turned their short film into a full-blown feature.

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Made by Creative Victorians

44 of our best and most surprising achievements

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The Rise Of Victorian Games

Victoria is positioned to lead Australia into a booming future of collaboration, imagination and economic growth through the digital games sector.

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History, Economics and Heart - the Story of our Creative State

A short animation about Victoria's history as a creative state

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Co-working And Collaboration

In all corners of Victorian creative life, forward-thinking, adventurous practitioners are seeking ways to strengthen their work  through co-working and collaboration.

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Art Heals – The Remarkable Journey of Josh Muir

Josh Muir was one of three Indigenous artists commissioned, alongside Reko Rennie and Pitcha Makin Fellaz, to create a major light projection for White Night 2016.

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Press Play

Career Advice from Women in the Digital Games Industry

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ACMI X

Artists, entrepreneurs and academics from across the moving image industry have found a new hub at ACMI.

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Collingwood Arts Precinct

The former Collingwood Technical School site is set to transform the site into a thriving contemporary arts precinct

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The Flying Dutchman 3D

A unique creative partnership brought a classic opera to the cutting edge

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Game On

Explore the rich ecosystem of the Melbourne games industry through five videos showing some of the local scene.

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The Arts in Melbourne's West

The inner western suburbs are one of Melbourne’s most culturally diverse regions and they are expanding rapidly. Along with the population, the arts scene in the West is experiencing an extraordinary

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Generators

Generators is a mini-documentary series that has been created through a partnership between Creative Victoria and the Victorian College of the Arts.

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Crossy Globe

Victorian developers hit the big time with mobile games Crossy Road and Disney Crossy Road