03.08.2016Arts and Culture Roundtable
Andrew Abbott, Deputy Secretary of Creative Victoria was the guest speaker at our Arts and Culture Roundtable, hosted by Victorian Opera on 3 August 2016.
To an audience representing most of Melbourne’s arts organisations, Andrew provided background on Creative Victoria’s Creative Industries Strategy designed to grow the creative industries of arts, culture, screen and design. He outlined how the 40 actions and $115 million new investment could grow economic and social impact. He also indicated that it is the government’s intention to commission a piece of work to identify how Melbourne stands globally as a cultural capital and what is missing from our current offerings in both infrastructure and programming.
Martine Letts, Committee for Melbourne CEO, led the rich discussion about ‘what’s needed to make Melbourne a world-class cultural destination?’.