Welcome

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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19 August, 2019

Regi says:

“More funding for indie game studios (& startups). Along with more education from highschool onwards about the nitty-gritties of starting up!”

19 August, 2019

sarahmoran says:

“Creative State procurement policies - how can we maximise the impact government expenditure increases creative business growth?”

19 August, 2019

Peter Wingate says:

“Critical and creative thinking must be encouraged, taught, supported, cherished and celebrated in our state as essential to our success.”

19 August, 2019

Anna says:

“Affordable housing for creative industries”

19 August, 2019

Anna says:

“Government to develop Affordable Commercial Rents to support and sustain creative industries spaces ”

19 August, 2019

DizzyD says:

“Funding/support for the Melbourne Arts Precinct to ensure that creative industries can practice there, rather than just see a show there.”

19 August, 2019

DizzyD says:

“Continued support for Indigenous artists, and development of Indigenous cultural products for local AND international consumption. ”

18 August, 2019

lisawong says:

“I would like to know what the revenues are, to access young talent people that allow us to give them opportunities to show their talents . ”

18 August, 2019

MusicMatters says:

“More spring and summer concerts at public areas such as parks, gardens and airports showcasing the vibrant music of CALD artists in Victoria”

18 August, 2019

lizzie_p1 says:

“Bring back high school lunchtime gigs! (Education Minister to request this, schools to be subsidised to pay the bands).”

17 August, 2019

Jayden says:

“Assistance in bringing together regional operators to share ideas and collaborate with one another, and assistance marketing regional events”

16 August, 2019

Caitlin says:

“My daughter's involvement in circus activities through Westside Circus has had such a huge impact on her physical and emotional health!”

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.


You have the right to access and correct your personal information. Requests for access should be sent to Privacy Officer, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, GPO Box 4509, Melbourne, VIC, 3001, AUS
Tel: (+61 3) 8392 6329, Email: privacy@ecodev.vic.gov.au