The Andrews Labor Government has announced a new strategy to stimulate the creative arts sector in Victoria, with the aim of seeing the state secure a reputation as a leading cultural destination and national creative leader. The four-year strategy, Creative State 2025 , will see $288 million injected into the state’s art sector, stimulating job growth and remedying the instability brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“A strong creative sector benefits all Victorians and this investment will create jobs and deliver economic, social and cultural dividends to our state, as well as supporting the creative industries as they recover from the pandemic,” said Danny Pearson, Minister for Creative Industries

Creative State 2025 aims to address key issues that face the state’s arts sector, many preceding but exacerbated by the pandemic over the last 18 months. This includes the unstable, project-based employment structures that are common within the sector. The strategy will see the creation of 60,000 new jobs for the state’s...