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Check here for the latest news from the Minister for the Arts, Arts Victoria and the arts portfolio. For news and media releases prior to January 2011, please visit our News Archive. For more news from the State Government visit the Premier's media centre.

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19 September 2014


In a record year, Victoria’s state-owned arts and cultural institutions together attracted nearly 10.3 million visitors in 2013-14.

17 September 2014

Free concert to mark 35 years of China cultural ties

Music lovers of all ages are invited to a free concert at Melbourne Recital Centre by the internationally acclaimed Jiangsu Folk Music Orchestra.

10 September 2014

VicHealth and Arts Victoria Propel Arts into a New Era

An ambitious plan to boost the physical fitness of Victorians through the arts has been unveiled in Melbourne, as VicHealth and Arts Victoria team up to launch VicHealth’s Active Arts Strategy 2014-2017.

4 September 2014

Winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing announced

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Tim Bull last night awarded the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing to Melissa Lucashenko at an awards ceremony at the Wheeler Centre.

28 August 2014

Funding to enable young people to Face the Music

Young Victorian musicians will be able to take the next steps in their careers at the 2014 Face the Music Conference, thanks to Government funding

27 August 2014

Shortlist announced: The Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing

Six writers have been shortlisted for the 2014 Award for Indigenous Writing, a $20,000 prize presented as part of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.

23 August 2014

2014 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards – winners announced

Bellbrae artist Jenny Crompton has taken out the state’s richest Indigenous art prize, the $30,000 Deadly Art Award at the 2014 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

18 August 2014

Inaugural Director announced for Melbourne’s UNESCO City of Literature Office

A new chapter for Melbourne’s City of Literature status has begun with the appointment of the inaugural Director of the new Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature Office.

13 August 2014

David Bowie Exhibition to open in Melbourne

The life and times of David Bowie’s characters Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust, and the Thin White Duke will be in the spotlight when a blockbuster exhibition opens in Melbourne as part of the 2015 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series.

21 July 2014

VCE student transforms Art Tram for Melbourne Festival 2014

VCE student Callum Croker is one of eight Victorian artists whose work will feature on a Melbourne tram as part of the latest round of the popular Melbourne Art Trams program.

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