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City of Melbourne Arts Grant Briefing Session

2 May 2016

Are you a musician with a great idea for a music activity in the city or looking or a residency opportunity?

You are invited to apply for a City of Melbourne arts grant. 
Come along to the music industry information session on Tuesday 17 May, 6pm-7pm at Ding Dong Lounge
For information visit:

CEO Report April 2016 - Creative State Strategy

29 Apr 2016
Dear members and subscribers,

Victoria – the Place to Be. It used to be our (fairly naff) number plate slogan. But it’s pretty clear that Victoria is the place to be if you work in the Creative Industries.

The Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley MP, launched the state’s first ever creative industries strategy, Creative State last week. It was heartening to hear a minister talking so effusively about the various benefits of creativity and the arts, particularly when other governments are going backwards in this area.

"Creativity and cultural activity enriches our human condition", the Minister said before a set from Victoria’s finest female soul singer Emma Donovan. ‘’It defines who we are. It changes and reshapes our world. It inspires us, helps us build stronger, more cohesive communities. It increasingly drives new jobs and innovation. Creative State' puts creativity at the heart of Victoria's future."

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NEW Collarts campus to open in Fitzroy

28 Apr 2016

Check out all the info via The Music.

Music Show ABABCd release newest episode

28 Apr 2016

Have you checked out the new music show ABABCd by Banalarama?
Newest episode up now feat. PearlsTotally MildThe Ocean Party andAusmuteants.

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28 Apr 2016

MV Members now receive 20% off parking for Melbourne Airport thanks to Jetport Airport Parking.

Check out the full list here:

Job Opportunities at Creative Victoria

28 Apr 2016

There are a couple of great jobs going at Creative Victoria. Get in quick, one closes Monday.

Check them out here.

Live N Local open artist and venue applications

28 Apr 2016

The City Of Port Phillip will be running Live N Local this August and applications are open NOW!
Bands can apply to play at the fest, and venues can also apply to host an event during the festival.

Check out all the info on their website. Applications close Tues 10 May!

Vinyl is still on the increase, thanks to Bowie

27 Apr 2016

HUGE vinyl numbers in the UK for 2016.

"Vinyl sales are still on the rise in the UK, with nearly 640k LPs purchased in Q1 2016 – a figure that`s up 61.8% on the same period in 2015".

Check out the full article via Music Business Worldwide here.

ATT: Artist Managers! Free workshops Friday 29 April

27 Apr 2016

Register for this free workshop run by Association of Artist Managers - AAM Australia. GREAT opportunity to get some free skills development.

More info here.


27 Apr 2016

Creative Victoria music works quick response grants are open now until 5 May. Get in quick!

AMIN I LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60 Second Film Comp finalists announced

21 Apr 2016

Congrats to the finalists from the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN)I LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60 Second Film Comp! 

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HUGE NEWS - Creative State Strategy $115 Million

20 Apr 2016

"The Andrews government has launched its new, wide-ranging cultural policy with a pledge to spend $115 million on arts and culture initiatives over the next four years."

"...the Creative State strategy document outlines a number of new projects and funding streams across all art forms, including games development, design, film and television."

Check it all out here.


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