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Victorian State Budget 2023/24

Our creative state: a place to do business

Victoria is home to some of our nation’s most popular creative and cultural events.

Every year, these events attract hundreds of thousands of visitors, boosting local businesses, supporting local economies, and creating local jobs.

With the Victorian Government already supporting many events across our state, this year’s Budget keeps backing the industries and individuals contributing to a creative Victoria – especially across regional Victoria – with:

  • $35 million to support live music and community broadcasting, including around 10,000 gigs, getting more artists back on stage through grants for musicians to perform at live music venues as well as for music festivals, big and small.
  • $23 million to expand the Major Events Fund, promoting Victoria’s calendar of events and strengthening our position as the nation’s top location for major events.
  • $21 million to support a bigger and better Bendigo Art Gallery.

Reviewed 19 May 2023


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