The content below helped to inform the Creative Strategy Consultation process. This process has now closed, however we are now taking feedback on the Creative Strategy Taskforce Report.

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A dancer in striped light

Chunky Move. 'Glow' (2009)
Photo: Rom Anthonis

At the heart of a creative state are creative people with the talent, skills and drive to imagine and realise new ideas.

Victoria has some of the best creative talent in the world we have world class musicians, film makers, designers, animators, architects and more.

However, support for practitioners and organisations and access for the community continue to be pressing concerns. Finance and economic sustainability are issues. Making work is expensive, the market is tough and there’s an uneven distribution of skills. Great opportunities to celebrate artistic achievement often go unrealised and, with them, chances to inspire others to pursue creative endeavour.

Creative excellence should be nurtured. Early and ongoing participation in creative pursuits provides the grounding for our future creative innovators. Fostering creative excellence requires a strong educational base, access to training, mentors and skills development, pathways into industry and professional practice, and ongoing career development. Creativity should be seen as a core skill of a modern and vibrant society, alongside science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Contribute to the conversation about Fostering Creative Excellence below.