In March 2020, just before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic disrupted our lives, the Victorian Government was finalising its next four-year creative industries strategy, having undertaken extensive industry and community consultation.
As a result of the pandemic and the shut-down of much of the local and global creative sector, the development of the strategy was paused to focus on the acute and immediate impacts facing Victoria’s creative workers, businesses and organisations.
As Victoria takes important steps toward COVID Normal and beyond, and as we look to the recovery, reopening and rebuilding of our creative industries, the development of a bold, sector-informed, state-wide strategy is more vital than ever.
Looking ahead to 2021-25, the strategy will guide future government priorities and investment in the creative industries to ensure Victoria proudly remains the creative state.
We invite you to contribute by telling us about the impact COVID-19 has had on your work, your needs, priorities and concerns, and your ideas for the future via the surveys below.
We especially want to hear from young Victorians and have a dedicated survey for those aged 15-25 who connect with the creative industries as participants, audience members, volunteers or through work, training or education.
Read a summary of the 2019 consultation.
Complete the survey
The following surveys will be open until 5pm 19 November 2020. Thank you for taking the time to contribute.
Creative Industries Survey
For Victorians of all ages who work in the creative industries. This survey comprises 15 questions and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Creative Industries Survey for Young Victorians
For young people, aged between 15 and 25 years whatever their connection to the creative industries*. This survey comprises 15 questions and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
*If you are aged 15-25 and work in the creative industries, you are invited to complete both surveys.
Danny Pearson MP, Minister for Creative Industries
Hi, I'm Danny Pearson, Victoria's Minister for Creative Industries.
2020 is said to be a watershed year for the creative industries locally and globally.
Over the last six months, we've been challenged like never before, and in ways we could never have imagined. Victoria's creative sector and the many thousands of people who power it have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
Many jobs and professional opportunities have been lost, events have been cancelled, venues and businesses have been closed, and there is an enormous amount of uncertainty and anxiety out there. Despite this, the strength, adaptability and drive of this extraordinary sector has never been more apparent.
The need for creative thinkers and approaches has never been greater. And the appetite for creative and cultural experiences has never been stronger.
Our creative industries have a vital role to play in Victoria's social, economic and cultural recovery from this pandemic and in reconnecting Victorians. But for that to happen, we need to support the sector to rebuild and rebound.
The next Creative State Strategy will guide how we do that, which is why your input is so important. Whatever your role in the creative industries, wherever in the state you live, we want to hear from you.
Please complete the survey and help shape Victoria's creative future.
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