Cultural and creative economy


Creative Victoria invests in ideas and talent, creative and cultural organisations, and innovative events and projects across the state. The creative industries are an evolving mix of sectors spanning arts, culture, screen, design, publishing and advertising, spanning activities that are commercially driven and community based, experimental and export ready, and everything in between.


Strategies and initiatives

Creative State - Victoria's first creative industries strategy

With more than $115 million in new funding, Creative State is designed to grow Victoria's $23 billion creative and cultural economy, turbocharge local creative enterprises, create new jobs and employment opportunities, and bring social and cultural benefits to Victorians.


State Library Victoria redevelopment

The State Library Victoria will be transformed with a $55.4 million State Government investment. The State Library redevelopment will open up 40 percent more of the iconic building to families, students, researchers and visitors of all ages.

Geelong performing arts centre redevelopment

The Geelong Performing Arts Centre redevelopment will include the addition of a strong facade to help revitalise Ryrie St and the Geelong central business district, and conversion of the adjacent former church into a 150-seat cabaret and music space.

Collingwood arts precinct

The former Collingwood Technical School site in inner city Melbourne is slated to become a contemporary creative precinct; a home for small and medium creative organisations as well as artists and complementary businesses.

Shepparton art museum

A new architecturally-inspiring museum at Shepparton's Victoria Park Lake will radically increase access to historic and contemporary art collections for visitors, as well as provide opportunities for increased participation for the local community.

Collections Storage Victoria – Ballarat

The government has allocated $23 million for construction of an additional collections storage module in Ballarat to augment State Library Victoria's regional storage facility, and planning for the next stage of storage development.

Grants, awards and scholarships

Funding and support

Creative Victoria offers a range of funding and support to develop Victoria's creative industries. Programs and initiatives are available to support individual artists, small and large arts organisations, and arts and cultural programs. They include funding for the arts, design, games and screen sectors, as well as grants to support creativity in schools, Indigenous professional development, and innovative marketing projects.

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


The iAwards are the premier awards program for innovation in the Australian digital economy and are sponsored by the Victorian Government. The awards recognise and reward the efforts of home-grown, innovative problem solvers.

Premier's Design Awards

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

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.


Contact details

Creative Victoria