Key CRRI contacts:

Links to other Deakin research networks:

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Links to other useful networks:

Creative Victoria champions and supports the state’s creative industries, spanning arts, culture, screen, design and more.

Creative Victoria oversees the nine state-owned creative organisations (Agencies) and is responsible for Victoria’s portfolio of State-owned cultural facilities and assets. Check out Creative State, the arts strategy currently being updated for 2020-24.

Regional Arts Victoria

Regional Arts Victoria will empower artists, venues and communities in our regions to see their creative practice as a driver of their local community, their creative work as a driver of their local culture, and themselves as drivers of creative places.

Our Vision

From 2017, Regional Arts Victoria’s key strategic focus shifts from place to practice, developing the artistic practices and creative organisations that inspire art across the state through:


…partnerships, the organisations and the practices that create new work.  


… the experts who foster local artistic experiences and stimulate young minds. 


… major artistic projects that build local artistic leadership and legacy. 

  • Regional Cultural Partnerships
  • Creative Arts Facilitators
  • Membership Program
  • Devolved grants programs
  • Resources, workshops and events
  • Arts & Education Program
  • Connecting Places
  • Touring programs
  • Education resources
  • Advocacy and leadership development
  • Creative professional development
  • State-wide projects including Small Town Transformations, Home is Where the hall is and Artlands Victoria

As the peak body we serve a community of funders, social investors and social change agents working to achieve positive social, cultural, environmental and community change by leveraging their financial assets and influence.


Philanthropy’s key strategic role in changing the way we deal with bushfire crisis 

The current crisis is not an isolated event – it’s part of a continuous series of environmental occurrences that create disaster, loss, and danger and changes our land, wildlife, people and communities. … Philanthropic funding is perfectly positioned to sustain long term, generational capacity and capability.  

Underpinning all strategic philanthropy is the goal to change the underlying causes and systems that create inequalities and problems.  Philanthropy’s ability to support and undertake research and advocacy to help achieve critical, complex system change is a clear, critical contribution. …

The common principles and practices of effective philanthropy are just as relevant in our discussion on how to respond to the bushfires as to all other work: taking our lead from communities themselves; acting in partnership and collaboration, collectively sharing information through to genuine collective design and action; taking the time to use an evidence base with a thoughtful considered approach; and working with adaptive learning cycles to refine and iterate our work for maximum positive effect and impact.  (italics added)