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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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Alexander Swords

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Snake Hill Games

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Meet the Creators of 2019

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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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New horizons with James Batchelor

For two months in 2016, dancer and choreographer James Batchelor found himself aboard a research vessel with 60 scientists in the sub-Antarctic.

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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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New Artistic Director for National Theatre Ballet School

Damian Smith had only visited Melbourne a handful of times before moving here earlier this year.

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40 years of puppets and play

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018, Polyglot Theatre is a treasure of the Victorian arts scene, delighting the young and the young at heart.

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The funny thing about Melbourne

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival isn’t just the biggest laugh in town, it’s a launch pad for local comedy talent.

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Melbourne fashion design: Curated

Meet Victoria’s most exciting new fashion designers, and delve into their philosophy, style and craft.

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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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Melbourne City of Literature celebrates ten years

Melbourne might be known for its arty laneways, monochrome fashion sense and love of coffee, but the city has one other thing it trades in abundance – words.

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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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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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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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A fine MESS

Two visionary artists have created a Mecca for electronic music in Melbourne.

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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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Marketing Innovation Case Studies

Explore projects funded through the Marketing Innovation Fund, an initiative to support new ideas in arts industry marketing.

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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 cut above

Victorian label Cargo Crew has conquered the world with a fresh take on uniform design

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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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Meet Graham

A powerful new creative collaboration straddles the line between art and public education.

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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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Regional Map

The regional creativity map showcases just some of the creative industries spread across Victoria

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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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International Focus

Some of Victoria’s most innovative arts organisations are paving news ways to work overseas, leading to greater cultural exchange and economic opportunity, and enriched creative practice.

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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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Snuff Puppets' Wedhus Gembel

After holding creative recovery workshops in Java Melbourne's Snuff Puppets returned to Indonesia several times to recruiting local artists for an Indo-Australian production called Wedhus Gembel.

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Malthouse Theatre's The Good Person of Szechuan

As early as 2012, Malthouse Theatre began exploring the possibility of a cultural exchange with the National Theatre of China.

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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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Chamber Made Opera's Wake

I could never have imagined that we'd be making work for the Limerick City of Culture before this project,' says Tim Stitz, Creative Director at Chamber Made Opera.

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Australian Print Workshop's Antipodes

Under the guidance of the Australian Print Workshop, three Australian artists have reinterpreted some of Britain’s most significant museum collections.

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Bus Projects' Put Up A Signal

Traditionally an Artist-Run Initiative (ARI) provides an accessible 'white box' space where members can exhibit new works, but Bus Projects has expanded its agenda

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Crossy Globe

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