Water fountains outside the Melbourne Arts Centre

Investment $106 million

Victoria is known throughout the world for its creativity and its culture. This is in no small part because of the hard work and dedication of our arts, culture, screen, music and design sectors.

The Government will support our creative industries through a package worth $106 million.

What will the money be used for?

The 2017/18 Budget includes investments for:

The Arts Centre

$40 million for critical upgrades to our iconic Arts Centre.

National Gallery of Victoria

$28.7 million to continue funding summer exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria, the Triennial of Contemporary Art and Design, and permanent exhibitions.

Melbourne International Film Festival

$10.7 million to continue funding the Melbourne International Film Festival and other film festivals.

Australian Centre for the Moving Image

$5 million to upgrade technology in the Australian Centre for the Moving Image’s Screen Worlds exhibition to provide a high quality visitor experience. Locate on map.


Media releases

Victoria – Australia’s creative state

Boost for Australia's most popular art gallery

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