Cultural and creative economy

Introduction

Creative Victoria invests in ideas and talent, creative and cultural organisations, and innovative events and projects across the state.

The creative industries encompass disciplines as diverse as games development and graphic design; fashion and film-making; independent theatre and industrial design; comedy and craft. They include activities that are commercially driven and community-based, experimental and export ready, and everything in between.

Collectively, in 2019-20 the state’s creative industries contributed $31.6 billion to Victoria (or 6.9% of the total economy) and contributed immeasurably more in terms of social and cultural value.

Strategies and initiatives

Creative State 2025 is the Victorian Government's strategy to strengthen and grow the state's creative industries and the value they bring to Victorians.

VICSCREEN, the Victorian Government’s first screen strategy in more than 10 years, is a transformational, whole-of-government plan to invigorate Victoria’s screen industry, create jobs, foster new talent and generate significant economic returns.

Projects

For an overview of Creative Victoria cultural infrastructure projects, please visit Major Initiatives.

Grants, awards and scholarships

Grants, awards and scholarships

Grants and support

Creative Victoria offers a range of grants and support to develop Victoria's creative industries. Programs and initiatives are available to support individual creative practitioners, small and large organisations, and programs and events.

To remain informed about funding opportunities, go to the Creative Victoria website and submit the form at the bottom of the page.

Victorian Premier's Design Awards

The Victorian Premier's Design Awards recognise and reward Victorian designers and businesses using design effectively and sustainably.

Victorian Premier's Literary Awards

The Victorian Premier's Literary Awards celebrate and promote Australian writers. The suite of awards culminates with the Victorian Prize for Literature, Australia's most valuable award for writing.

Divisional owners and entities

Creative Victoria

Creative Victoria is a division within the department and is responsible for overseeing Victoria's state-owned creative organisations.

Entities:

Websites

Contact details