New funding for the creative industries

Posted 4 May 2017

Hot off the presses, the 2017-18 Victorian Budget has been announced and it includes $106.6m in new funding for the creative industries. Get the low-down on the budget initiatives below and find out about the latest industry opportunities.

We also hear from Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley with a round-up of the budget and the first year of the Creative State strategy.

From the Minister for Creative Industries

With the 2017-18 Victorian Budget unveiled today I am proud that our government is continuing to invest in our creative industries, our state-wide creative and cultural offering and the future of our creative state.

The budget includes new funding totalling $106.6 million to strengthen Victoria’s cultural infrastructure, deliver an array of programs, festivals and events, offer new opportunities for local creatives and audiences, and continue to build our reputation as a globally-engaged  creative and cultural centre.

Over the last three state budgets, we’ve injected more than $460 million into the portfolio – both for new activities and infrastructure and to continue or expand successful programs – on top of Creative Victoria’s ongoing base funding.

This includes support for the rollout of Creative State, Victoria’s first creative industries strategy. In the year since we launched this strategy a huge amount of work has been done to bring it to life and deliver new opportunities across the state, and across the spectrum of creative sectors…READ MORE

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