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Future Melbourne 2026 – Share your ideas

Submissions/ideas close on 31 March 2016.

Have you heard about Future Melbourne 2026? The City of Melbourne invites you to share your ideas to help develop a plan for the city’s future.  Over the next month we urge you to fill out the survey and post your ideas on the Future Melbourne website. Our city is changing rapidly. Let’s make sure the thoughts and ideas from our city’s most creative minds are included in its planning.

As part of Melbourne’s creative network we encourage you to contribute to the City of Melbourne’s new community-driven plan, Future Melbourne 2026.

The arts and creative industries play an integral role in all facets of our city’s future and we want your voice to be heard.

You can get involved by filling out the survey, posting your ideas, or by attending one of the many Future Melbourne events.

2015_05_A-Drone-Opera_08LR-1-560x450Image: Experimenta Media Arts A Drone Opera 2015 Photographer Matthew Sleeth

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Fleming Park Festival – Sunday

The Fleming Park Community Festival is a celebration of the music-making and sport that happens in the park and the band hall on Cross Street.

Come along and enjoy live music, sporting demonstrations from local community clubs, arts and craft stalls, a barbecue, music workshops and a relaxed indoor lounge space.

  • Three performance stages with bands performing.
  • Gourmet and sausage sizzle, barbecues, lounge bar, tea and cake, cafe.
  • Lacrosse, baseball and bowls demonstrations and activities.
  • Face painting and jumping castle for the kids

Suitable for

All ages family event


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Fash Rev Week

Who made my clothes?

Everyone with a social conscience can be part of Fashion Revolution and the concerted week of awareness raising that will unfold from April 18-24.

812de77a-17e5-472a-983c-3251d341aa0aThis global movement was catalyzed by the Rana Plaza factory collapse in 2013 and is working to create an industry that values people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure.

There are great resources on the Fash Rev website – or you can champion goodness along the supply chain by asking your favourite brand who made the clothes you wear by posting a photo with the hashtag #whomademyclothes on social media. See the infographic above for #fashrev stats and keep in touch with more news and local events through Fash Rev Australia.


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State Library Vic Creative Fellowships

Applications close on Sunday 17 April 2016

The Library’s Creative Fellowship program provides artists and scholars with a unique and supportive environment in which to immerse themselves in our collections. We invite recipients to be inspired by, repurpose, transform or imaginatively respond to published or original sources, such as manuscripts, maps, music, newspapers, oral histories and rare printed material, in any way they choose.

Applicants may be individuals or be working in collaborative partnerships. They may include artists practising in any art form – such as the visual arts, new media, dance, musical performance or composition – and writers and scholars in any discipline or subject.

Fellows receive a grant of $12,500 for three months’ research, space in a shared office that is accessible outside normal Library hours, and special access to collections and staff expertise


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Marketing Innovation Fund

Closes Today

The 2016 Marketing Innovation Fund provides one-off support for discrete marketing projects across Victoria with the aim of encouraging new marketing ideas and initiatives and new approaches to marketing.

It encourages marketers in small to medium organisations (less than 30 FTE staff) within the creative industries to implement new and innovative projects which have the potential to inform core marketing activities in the future.

If you have a project or idea that explores different ways of increasing income, engaging audiences and building brand awareness for your organisation, we want to hear from you.

A total of $100,000 is available for individual grants of up to $20,000. Only one application per organisation will be considered and the grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applications will be accepted for requests between $2,000 and $20,000.

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