Cultural and creative economy


Creative Victoria is dedicated to growing and strengthening Victoria’s creative industries, investing in ideas and talent, creative and cultural organisations, and innovative events and projects across the state.

The creative industries encompass disciplines as diverse as games development and graphic design; fashion and film-making; performance and publishing; music and museums; comedy and craft. They include activities that are commercially driven and community-based, experimental and export ready, and everything in between.

Collectively, in 2020-21 the state’s creative industries contributed $34.4 billion to Victoria (or 7.3% of the total Victorian economy) and contributed immeasurably more in terms of social and cultural value.


Strategies and initiatives

Creative State 2025 is the Victorian Government's strategy to strengthen and grow the state's creative industries and the value they bring to Victorians.

VICSCREEN, the Victorian Government’s first screen strategy in more than 10 years, is a transformational, whole-of-government plan to invigorate Victoria’s screen industry, create jobs, foster new talent and generate significant economic returns.


Visit our website for an overview of Creative Victoria's current cultural infrastructure projects: Creative Victoria.

Grants, awards and scholarships

Grants and support

Creative Victoria offers a range of grants and support to develop Victoria's creative industries. Programs and initiatives are available to support individual creative practitioners, micro-businesses and collectives, small and large organisations, and creative projects and events.

To remain informed about funding opportunities, and other creative sector opportunities, subscribe to Creative Victoria’s eNewsletters or follow Creative Victoria on social media.

Victorian Premier's Design Awards

The Victorian Premier's Design Awards recognise and reward Victorian designers and businesses using design effectively and sustainably.

Victorian Premier's Literary Awards

The Victorian Premier's Literary Awards celebrate and promote Australian writers. The suite of awards culminates with the Victorian Prize for Literature, Australia's most valuable award for writing.

Divisional owners and entities

Creative Victoria

Creative Victoria is a division within the department and is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of State-owned agencies that play a leading role in Victoria’s creative industries and cultural life.

Victoria's public cultural institutions

Screen agencies

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