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Arts Victoria: Overview Programs

Debra Jefferies, General Manager, Market & Community
Development, Arts Victoria

Role of Government in the Arts


Arts Victoria’s Role


Arts Policy Framework


Impact of the arts


Funding Program Overview

Arts Victoria’s Role


Arts Victoria is the State Government’s principal arts funding body.



Division of the Department of Premier and Cabinet reports to the Minister for
the Arts, Lynne Kosky.



Legislative objectives are set out in the
Arts Victoria Act 1972.
Describe in
broad terms the reason and focus for Arts Victoria and is informed by
government policy as announced from time to time


Role is to advise on and implement arts policy, develop the arts and cultural
sectors across the State and promote access and participation.



Arts Victoria’s organisational and program structure is aligned to the
Government’s arts policy
Creative Capacity+ Arts for All Victorians

to
deliver against key strategies and priority actions.



Arts Portfolio includes State owned cultural agencies


Australia Centre for
Moving Image, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Museum Victoria, National
Gallery of Victoria, State Library of Victoria, the Public Record Office Victoria
and the Victorian Arts Centre.




The overlay of an Arts Policy Framework


Government strong focus on linked policies. Overall vision set in
Growing Victoria Together with 5 key themes:


Thriving Economy


Quality Health and Education


Healthy Environment


Caring Communities


Vibrant Democracy



Creative Capacity + Arts for All Victorians


Ten year arts policy


A plan for future Government action


Indicates Government priorities for supporting the arts


Acknowledges the role of the arts:


in industry development and as an economic driver;


And in terms of other policy outcomes


social, educational, cultural.


Launched by the Premier, Steve Bracks, and Minister for the Arts, Mary
Delahunty, in May 2003.


Arts Victoria’s organisational and program structure is aligned to
Creative Capacity+


CREATIVE CAPACITY +

policy framework


Australian Centre for the Moving Image


Public Record Office of Victoria


Geelong Performing Arts Centre


Museum Victoria


National Gallery of Victoria


State Library of Victoria


Victorian Arts Centre Trust


Portfolio Agencies



Australian Ballet


Circus Oz


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra


Melbourne Theatre Company


Opera Australia / Ozopera

Targeted funding to:

Major companies



32 producer/presenter organisations


8 cultural development organisations


7 industry services organisations


10 major festivals


14 regional performing arts centres


18 regional/outer
-
metropolitan galleries/arts organisations


Small
-
to
-
medium
organisations

Scope of Government Support


Funding to:

Projects and artists



around 400 grants annually



Malthouse Theatre


Orchestra Victoria


ACCA


Heide


Chunky Move

Role of the arts in achieving broader
public outcomes/impacts


building strong communities



economic growth and sustainability



arts and education



marketing Victoria as a great place to live, work and do business



social justice outcomes



cultural diversity



advancing reconciliation



Impact of arts and cultural industries in
Victoria


The arts and cultural industries:


$7.8 billion in 2001
-
02 of goods and services to the Victorian economy


employed over 112,700 Victorians in main job in 2001

(most recent figure available from Census)


engaged more than 759,000 Victorians in paid or unpaid work in 2004.



Government Arts Portfolio Agencies in 2003
-
04:


attracted 8.3 million attendances


were visited over 7.0 million times online by a world
-
wide audience


provided 400,000 arts in education experiences for Victorian school
students


had assets


buildings and collections worth over $3.5 billion


raised over $23 million is sponsorships, donations and bequests (2002
-
03 figure).


received community support in the form of Members, Friends or
volunteer groups from 26,000 people



How Arts Victoria’s Programs Integrate with CC+

Alignment with CC+



Creation

Programming and
Infrastructure

Market and Community
Development





New work by
independent artists
and small companies

Investment in the next
generation



A stable infrastructure
enabling long
term
development of arts
content


Expanded
opportunities for artists
through residencies
and cultural exchange





New work for
communities

New work for schools


Arts facilities and
programs integrated
into long
-
term
community building



Regional and

international linkages,
partnerships and
residencies




Content developed for
distribution and export


Vibrant and sustainable
“ecosystem” of major
companies and small to
mediums.


More viable and
dynamic sectors
through industry and
market developme
nt





New work reflecting
local communities’
sense of place and
identity



Maintenance and
expansion of industry
asset base


Enhanced community
confidence and civic
pride


Program Framework 2006
-
07

Creation

To support the development and presentation of new work, inclusive of all
art forms and cultural practices, in many contexts including schools
and communities.


Funding Categories


Arts Development


Arts Development for Communities


Artists in Schools


Examples


Dave Jones & Natimuk Primary School


In My Day


Old Van Company
-

A Midsummer’s Dream Mildura 1956


Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships


Department of Education & Training


Department for Victorian Communities

Program Framework 2006
-
07

Programming & Innovation

To ensure that a diverse mix of innovative and professional
arts content programs are presented in different contexts
and environments throughout the State.


Funding Categories


Arts Programming


Arts Innovation


Example


Quarterly publication Meanjin


Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships


Multi year funding for small and medium non
-
government enterprises
and major companies
-

Chunky Move Dance, Melbourne Theatre
Company, Hothouse Theatre Company (Wodonga), Victorian Writers
Centre, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Gertrude St Artists Space, Koori
Heritage Trust, Melbourne Writers Festival Arts Access, 17 regional art
galleries, 15 regional performing arts centres



Program Framework 2006
-
07

Market Development

To create a sustainable and viable operating environment for the arts through
support in local and international touring, widening audience access and
improving the business development abilities of practitioners.


Funding Categories


Touring Victoria


International


Indigenous Professional Development


Examples


Aichi World Expo Japan


Melbourne Art Fair


Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships


Export Guide: Performing Arts In Victoria in partnership with the Arts Centre


Department of Innovation, Industry & Regional Development; Australia Council


Deadly Arts Business in partnership with the Koori Business Network




Program Framework 2006
-
07

Community Partnerships

To strengthen the value of the arts within different community contexts by
allowing people from all walks of life to experience and connect with
the arts.


Funding Categories


Arts Residencies


Community Liaison Officers


Professionals in Residence


Examples


Back to Back Theatre residency in Horsham during Awakenings
Festival


PGAV
Get into Art


Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships


Regional Arts Victoria



Arts Victoria’s Programs


Standard characteristics of funding programs include:


Majority of programs have a State wide field of interest.


All Programs accept applications for different art forms and cultural
practices.


The annual budget for each program is set for the year.


Applications are evaluated by peers meeting together, using clear
criteria


published in booklet.


Recommendations go to the Minister for the Arts for consideration and
final approval.


Applicants are advised of the results in writing within 15 weeks
.


Experienced program staff can provide guidance and advice.


The funding environment is competitive


proposals need to be well
-
planned.




The Arts in Victoria
-

snapshots


Film Victoria: Regional
Victoria Film Location
Assistance Fund


Strange Bedfellows


Scenes from the 2004 feature
film
Strange Bedfellows

were
filmed in Yackandandah and
Wodonga.


The services of 282 local
businesses were employed and
temporary jobs were created for
125 locals. The total amount
spent in the region was over
$700,000.


Natimuk Primary
School: In My Day

SoundHouse

on Tour


An artists in Schools

grant of $4,000
enabled artist,
Dave Jones, to work
with
Natimuk Primary School

on a
digital media project, u
sing audio
recordings of stories told by students
from the 1930s alongside animated
drawings by current students.


The result,
In My Day,

was awarded
top prize in the 2005 Melbourne
International Film Festival for the Best
Animated Short Film.



The
Arts Centre’s

world
-
class music technology and
multimedia programs tour to
regional centres in
partnership with local
community performing arts
centres.

Workshops introduce new
skills and improve the
quality of cultural and
recreational opportunities for
residents.


Wellington Entertainment
Centre

With support from Arts Victoria
and CSF,
Wellington Shire
Council

constructed a world
-
class arts centre that includes
a 400
-
seat theatre, rehearsal
rooms and meeting spaces,
café and car parking.


As part of the council’s
commitment to enhance the
lifestyle and cultural
opportunities for Wellington
Shire residents the centre is
adding significantly to the
community life of the region.

Arts Victoria Grant: $1.4 million

Total: $5.9 million


Skipping on Stars

Ruby Moon Tour

Skipping on Stars

is a narrative circus
work that follows the life of Aboriginal
artist, Con Colleano, from his days as
a young acrobat to the heights of his
fame. The show opened at the
Victorian Arts Centre in celebration of
the 25th anniversary of the
Flying
Fruit Fly Circus.


The project enabled a regional
company to develop an innovative,
large
-
scale new work that was toured
to audiences in four Australian capital
cities.







Arts Victoria Grant: $110,000

Total: $200,000

(pre
-
production only)


Eight performing arts venues in
outer Melbourne and regional
Victoria developed a tour that
brought
Playbox Theatre’s

production of
Ruby Moon

to
regional centres including Geelong,
Ballarat, Shepparton and Warragul.

The regional tours generate
economic impact and enhance the
liveability of the region

Arts Victoria Grant: $50,000

Total: $178,000


The Arts in Victoria
-

snapshots

Arts Victoria

Internet: www.arts.vic.gov.au

Email: artsvic@dpc.vic.gov.au

Phone: 03 9954 5000

TTY: 03 9682 4864

Toll Free: 1800 134 894

Fax: 03 9686 6186