Arts & creative industries

Local government investment in arts and culture delivers important economic, social and cultural outcomes across regional and metropolitan areas of Victoria.

In addition to infrastructure (including galleries, museums, performing arts venues, libraries), this investment supports festivals/events, public art projects and cultural programming, through to services relating to strategic planning, education, youth, heritage, diversity and Indigenous enterprise and career pathways.

Creative Victoria and MAV (on behalf of councils in Victoria), commit to placing the creative industries at the forefront of the State’s future growth, prosperity and liveability.

Arts and Creative Industries Forum for Local Government

Register for the Arts & Creative Industries Forum for Local Government officers

When: Wednesday 8 May 2019, 9.30am-5pm
Where: MAV offices, Level 11, 60 Collins Street, Melbourne
Cost: $35 (plus GST) per person, includes food and refreshments

Speakers include;

  • Kate Fielding - Program Director, A New Approach
  • Francesca Valmorbida - Arts & Culture Policy Advisor, MAV
  • Julia Robinson - Australian Festival Association
  • Dr Katrina Rank PhD - Victoria's Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, Ausdance
  • Kitty Owens - Exhibition Services Manager, Australian Museums and Galleries Association Victoria
  • Kate Duncan - CEO, The Push

For details and bookings visit www.cvent.com.

Current priorities

We have partnered with Creative Victoria to strengthen arts and culture. By working closely with councils, State Government departments and agencies, peak arts bodies and arts organisations, we will create opportunities for the creative industries at the local level.We are working to deliver the following:

  • Backing creative talent – creating more opportunities to produce and present great work
  • Strengthening the creative industries ecosystem – building capability and conditions for growth
  • Delivering wider economic and social impacts – stimulating innovation and wider creative impact
  • Increasing participation and access – engaging more Victorians in cultural and creative endeavour
  • Building international engagement – expanding Victoria's impact and profile for global, audiences, visitors and markets.

Current projects

The MAV works with local and state government departments and agencies, peak arts bodies and cultural organisations to develop resources for councils and their communities so they can better leverage the arts and maximise opportunities at the local level.

The MAV is currently surveying Victorian councils to determine their investment in to the creative sector. If your council has not yet contributed to this comprehensive audit of local government's financial contribution, infrastructure, personnel and programs, please contact us at artsandculture@mav.asn.au.

The Live Music Toolkit for Local Government assembles valuable information, provides successful case studies and industry contacts on one accessible webpage. This toolkit was developed in partnership with Creative Victoria, Music Victoria and South Australia amongst other organisations and was launched in 2018.

Industry-related partners

Resources

Statistics and articles that demonstrate the value of the arts to economic, social and cultural prosperity:

MAV Arts and Culture Update

To subscribe to our MAV Arts and Culture Update please complete the sign-up form.

Please note that the MAV Arts and Culture Update is exclusively for councils.

2019 Updates

April

March

Engage with us

If you would like to feature your council in the MAV Arts and Culture Update, share learnings and practice-based evidence with other councils by submitting case studies, collaborative models of practice, funding guidelines, panel terms of reference and innovative policies please email artsandculture@mav.asn.au.

For more information on our arts and culture policy work, contact:

Francesca Valmorbida
Arts and Culture Policy Adviser
fvalmorbida@mav.asn.au
(03) 9667 5579