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Function VF 194
Arts
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    Promotion and co-ordination of the arts

  • Do not use this Function for
    Arts funding

    Libraries

    Museums

    Galleries

    Film production and distribution

    Archives

    State artist

 
Description of this FunctionDescription of this Function
Background

Libraries, galleries and museums, together with other agencies concerned with the arts, were located in the Chief Secretary's portfolio from 1855 to 1972. The extent to which the Chief Secretarys Department was directly responsible for the promotion and funding of the Arts and the administration of arts related agencies within the portfolio requires further research.

In 1972 a Minister of Arts (VRG 61) was first appointed with direct responsibility for promotion and co-ordination of the arts, including
promoting and improving the appreciation, practice, availability and accessibility of the Arts in co-operation with municipalities, public authorities and community groups
provision of facilities for the performance, practice and display of the Arts
arts and crafts, including the Victorian Tapestry Workshop and the Meat Market Craft Centre
the Victorian Arts Centre Trust.

As at 2001, Arts Victoria, a division of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, is responsible for the implementation of the Governments arts policy and for the oversight of the state owned agencies including Cinemedia, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Museum Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria, Public Record Office Victoria, State Library of Victoria and the Victorian Arts Centre Trust.
 
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    Sport and recreation VF 202
  • Broader Functions
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    Film library and theatre VF 195
    Galleries VF 82
    Museums VF 83
 
Other InformationOther Information
 
Agencies with prime responsibility for this FunctionAgencies with prime responsibility for this Function
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Date of Responsibility Agency Title Agency Number
? 1869 - cont National Gallery of Victoria VA 930
1956 - 1980 Geelong and District Cultural Institute VA 4808
1969 - cont Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre VA 3023
- 1972 Chief Secretary's Department VA 475
1972 - 1992 Ministry for the Arts VA 1025
1980 - cont Geelong Performing Arts Centre Trust VA 1072
1992 - 1996 Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism VA 3095
1992 - cont Arts Victoria VA 4416
1996 - cont Department of the Premier and Cabinet VA 1039
 
Other Agencies responsible for this FunctionOther Agencies responsible for this Function
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Groups related to this FunctionGroups related to this Function
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- 1855 Colonial Secretary VRG 16
1855 - 1972 Chief Secretary VRG 26
1972 - cont Arts VRG 61
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