Creative Victoria is the state government body dedicated to championing, growing and supporting Victoria’s creative industries. We invest in the ideas, talent, organisations, events and projects that make Victoria a creative 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, these industries contribute $22.7 billion to Victoria (or 8% of the total economy) and they contribute immeasurably more in terms of social and cultural value.
In bringing together these diverse but interconnected sectors, Creative Victoria fosters new opportunities for innovation, collaboration, cross-promotion and economic growth, both across the creative industries and in the broader community. We work to raise the profile, reach and impact of Victoria’s creative industries, support the career development of local artists and creative professionals, and ensure that all Victorians benefit from creative and cultural opportunities – from school kids to diverse communities to businesses.
We also oversee the state’s major creative and cultural organisations, collections and facilities, valued at $7 billion, ensuring that that these rich assets can be enjoyed by all Victorian people as well as visitors to the state.