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Other Support for Creatives

Resources and organisations that support those working in and for the arts.


Online Resources

The Artists Essential Toolkit (by ArtsHub and Creative Victoria)

The Artists Essential Toolkit video series covers the fundamentals of getting your work online so it’s accessible to as wide an audience as possible.

Support Act Wellbeing Helpline

The Support Act Wellbeing Helpline is a free, confidential phone counselling service, available to anyone who works in Australian music, the performing arts or other creative industries.

Indigenous Art Code

The indigenous Art Code is a system to preserve and promote ethical trading in Indigenous art.

NAVA Code of Practice for Visual Arts, Craft and Design

The Code of Practice for Visual Arts, Craft and Design sets out equitable, ethical and self-reflective standards for the professional Australian contemporary arts sector.


General / Cross-artform

Arts Wellbeing Collective

The Arts Wellbeing Collective offers resources and services that support positive mental health for people working in the performing arts.

Arts Access Victoria

Arts Access Victoria started in 1974 and is the peak body for arts and disability in Victoria.

Koorie Heritage Trust

The Koorie Heritage Trust at Federation Square takes Koorie peoples, cultures and communities from the literal and figurative fringes of Melbourne to a place that is a central meeting and gathering place for all Victorians.

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV)

MAV champions culturally diverse artists and communities to create systems of cultural production and participation that uphold equity and self-determination.


Visual Arts and Craft

Australian Museums and Galleries Association Victoria (AMaGA Victoria)

AMaGA supports the development of quality museums, collections care, knowledge, and specialised skills for museum work.

Craft Victoria

Craft Victoria is dedicated to supporting, presenting, and producing craft and design-focused creative practices.

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

NAVA leads advocacy, policy and action for a contemporary Australian arts sector that's ambitious and fair.


Performing Arts


Ausdance is Australia's peak body for dance, with a 44-year history of designing and delivering accessible and sustainable services to support Australian dance.

Australian Music Centre (AMC)

The Australian Music Centre is the national service organisation dedicated to the promotion and support of art music in Australia.

Community Music Victoria

CMVic aims to enhance health and wellbeing, strengthen communities, build social connectedness, and lessen social isolation, through widespread participation in active music making.

Music Victoria

Contemporary Music Victoria Inc. (Music Victoria) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation and the state peak body for contemporary music.

Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres (VAPAC)

The peak body representing performing arts venues and theatre professionals across Victoria and Tasmania.

Victorian Drama League (VDL)

The VDL’s mission is to support community theatre in Victoria and act as a hub for bringing like-minded theatre people together.


Other Art Forms

Writers Victoria

Writers Victoria is all about writing. With members throughout Victoria (and beyond), they are the state’s largest organisation supporting Victorian writers.

Film Victoria

Film Victoria is the State Government agency that provides strategic leadership and assistance to the film, television and digital media sectors of Victoria.

Note - for information about filming in Greater Bendigo, including the permit process go to: Filming in Bendigo


Legal (including Copyright)

Australian Copyright Council (ACC)

The ACC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting an understanding of copyright law and its application.

Australasian Performing Right Association and the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (APRA AMCOS)

APRA AMCOS helps music creators get paid for their work and give people an easy way to legally play and copy music.

Arts Law

Arts Law is an independent national community legal centre for the arts, providing free or low cost specialised legal advice, education and resources to Australian artists and arts organisations.



Image: No Longer on Mute - Pennyweight Walk 2021

BV&E acknowledges the Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands where our venues stand and where we share stories through art and culture.

We acknowledge and pay respect to their Elders past, present and future.