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Policy and Programs

The Policy and Programs Branch is headed by Greg Andrews, Deputy Director.

The Branch provides strategic leadership, advice and program delivery with a focus on:

  • Research and development of arts and cultural policy;
  • Administration of funding programs to deliver against government policy and contribute to the development of a creative and dynamic arts sector in Victoria; and
  • Management of strategic arts initiatives.

Two funding program units, Programming & Innovation and Market & Community Development, provide support for individual artists, small arts organisations and large State based flagship organisations to develop and deliver a range of arts activity across the State, throughout Australia and to the world.

Specific programs are operated for:

The Branch utilises industry input through Ministerial advisory committees on Multicultural Arts and Youth and several assessment panels. In any one year input from over 110 individuals is received to inform funding and policy outcomes.

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