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…