Agency VA 4416
Creative Victoria (formerly known as Arts Victoria from 1992 to 2014)
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Date Range: 1992 - cont
 
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Establishment

Following significant machinery of government changes after the election of the first Kenneth Government in October 1992, Arts Victoria VA 4416 within the Department of Arts, Sport amd Recreation (VA 3095, DAST) assumed all functions of the Ministry for the Arts (VA 1025).

In 1996, following the election the eleven existing Victorian Government agencies were restructured to form eight departments. Arts Victoria was established as a division of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) (VA 1039).

Functions

Arts Victoria had the dual function of being Government's arts funding body with a charter to increase the public awareness of and accessibility to the arts in Victoria and of having broad administrative responsibility for its various branches and agencies. Arts Victoria performed these functions by funding arts organisations through the State and through the services provided by the branches and agencies.

Arts Victoria was responsible for the implementation of the State Government's arts policy that sought to develop a vibrant and dynamic arts industry and position Victoria as the cultural capital of Australia. Arts Victoria was also responsible for overseeing the state-owned cultural agencies - Cinemedia, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Museum of Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria, Public Record Office Victoria, State Library of Victoria and the Victorian Arts Centre Trust. In addition, Arts Victoria has coordinating responsibility for Victoria's Centenary of Federation cultural and civic program.

As part of administrative changes effected on 1 January 2015 by the incoming Andrews Labor government, Arts Victoria was renamed Creative Victoria and transferred from DPC to the new Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTAR) (VA 5034) along with all statutory bodies previously reporting to the Minister of the Arts except the Public Record Office Victoria (VA 683), which was retained by DPC in the portfolio of the Special Minister of State. Accompanying the change of name from Arts Victoria to Creative Victoria, the agency's mission was restated as being "dedicated to supporting, championing and growing the arts and creative industries".


 
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? 1991 - cont General Correspondence Files, Single Number System VPRS 13158 North Melbourne Open
1976 - 2000 Records of Victorian State Craft Collection (VSCC) VPRS 15900 North Melbourne Open
1978 - 1993 Transporting Art Program (Painted Tram Project) Collection VPRS 12620 North Melbourne Open
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1992 - cont Arts VF 194
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1992 - 1996 Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism VA 3095
1996 - 2014 Department of the Premier and Cabinet VA 1039
2015 - cont Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources VA 5034
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1869 - cont National Gallery of Victoria VA 930
1960 - cont State Library of Victoria VA 2923
1980 - cont Geelong Performing Arts Centre Trust VA 1072
1983 - cont Council of the Museum of Victoria (from 1997 known as Museums Board of Victoria and from 1998 also known as Museum Victoria) VA 3152
2001 - cont Film Victoria II VA 4788
2002 - cont Australian Centre for the Moving Image [ACMI] VA 4411
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1992 - cont Arts VRG 61