Building on the foundations laid by the Victorian Government’s first Creative State strategy, we are seeking views from across Victoria’s creative and cultural sectors and beyond to inform our next four-year creative industries strategy, covering 2020-2024.

We invite you to contribute your wisdom and ideas relating to the issues, challenges and opportunities ahead for Victoria’s creative industries. You can engage as deeply as you wish:

  1. Post a quick idea, insight or provocation via our online ideas wall
  2. Respond to one, some or all of the themes below
  3. Upload a submission. Both written and video submissions are welcome
  4. Participate in a consultation workshop or host your own – find out all the ways you can contribute and get involved

The strategy will seek to grow our $31 billion creative and cultural economy, strengthen and fortify Victoria’s creative industries and jobs, and further Victoria’s standing as a place where creativity thrives and where everyone has opportunities for creative expression, cultural participation and to pursue creative careers.

Our approach to developing Victoria’s next creative industries strategy is underpinned by four guiding principles: First Peoples first, Whole of state, Whole of ecosystem, All voices welcome.

Find out more about where we’ve come from and what’s next from the Minister for Creative Industries.

Ideas Wall

Tell us your big ideas for Victoria's creative industries (140 characters each) or scroll through our Ideas Wall and vote on the ideas that resonate with you.

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20 July, 2019

Thatguy says:

“A proper incubator for local theatre including musical theatre. Build a self sustaining musical theatre industry”

20 July, 2019

George Dunford says:

“Better ways to care for artists' mental health - expanding a program the performing arts' Art Wellness Collective to cover other forms”

20 July, 2019

Victoria says:

“The strategy MUST consider training in technical skills: lighting, sound, projection, digital; supporting our next generation of Technicians”

19 July, 2019

Sos says:

“Ask the kids! Ensure students have a voice in this...they are our creative future.”

19 July, 2019

Agnes says:

“Make Victoria the film and streaming content capitol of Australia. Create work that secures local jobs & attracts people to produce in Vic.”

19 July, 2019

Penelope Upward says:

“I think it important Australia promotes and produces original stories in film of interesting Australians rather than repeat American themes.”

19 July, 2019

ARYouthWorker says:

“Encouraging and lifting voices of people with disabilities and their engagement to the creative arts process.”

19 July, 2019

ARYouthWorker says:

“Working to create youth theatres (with opportunities for design, lighting and sound tech, and stage management for youth) across Victoria”

19 July, 2019

Jamcasr productions says:

“Hi I'm a songwriter and looking for directors, screen writers,producers and/or anyone interested in using my music in there films or adds”

19 July, 2019

MargotWith-a-T says:

“Moving away from a funding model that supports whoever can write the most elaborate proposal to recognising the most creative applicants.”

19 July, 2019

MargotWith-a-T says:

“Creative people need to be able to make a living being creative. The French do it, it's called intermittents du spectacle”

18 July, 2019

Timsky says:

“encourage the creation, use and development of "third space" creative centres. community band rooms, etc”

Discussion themes

To kickstart the discussion, we’ve identified some broad themes for you to consider. These reflect the environment in which Victoria’s creative industries operate, and trends or issues that have come to prominence in the period since the original Creative State strategy was developed. We invite you to reflect on these themes, interpret and challenge them. What do they mean to you, your creative career or practice, your organisation, business or sector? What do you see as our collective priorities? What’s missing? Respond to our questions or ask your own. Share your ideas – big and small.

Make a submission

More to say? Make a submission and provide your views, your way.

Submissions are accepted from organisations, groups or individuals and can be submitted in written or video form (maximum file size 20MB).

In particular, we encourage submissions from representative bodies, such as peak industry organisations, local government and other sector, interest or geographically based networks.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm, Friday 30 August.

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Collection statement

Your submission has been collected by Creative Victoria for the purpose of informing the development of the Victorian Government’s 2020-2024 creative industries strategy.

Creative Victoria may do the following with your submission:

Ideas wall

  • Use your screen name and postcode and quote directly from your feedback in a consultation summary, strategy documents, and associated promotional materials including social media.
  • Use your postcode in aggregate to determine the breadth of consultation.

Formal submissions

  • Quote directly from your feedback in the draft or final strategy.
  • Contact you to talk through your submission, or to invite you to follow up consultation activities.

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Tel: (+61 3) 8392 6329, Email: privacy@ecodev.vic.gov.au