The Arts Industry Council of Victoria (AICV) is the State’s independent voice for the arts.

AICV was established as a non-profit peak body in 1989 to enable all sectors of arts activity in Victoria to speak with a common voice.

Our membership includes individual practitioners and arts organisations ranging from small independent companies to large state cultural institutions. As well as working across all artforms, our membership continues to expand to include other creative industries professionals from the design, film, fashion, architecture and gaming sectors and more.

AICV members represent approximately 7,000 Victorian creative organisations, artists and artsworkers who support and engage with hundreds of thousands of audiences and participants each year.

Membership is free for artists, artsworkers and arts organisations who agree with our Manifesto.

We advocate on behalf of our constituency and contribute to public debate by providing leadership and forums for discussion within the sector.

AICV is one of four state arts industry councils, which also include: Arts Industry Council of South AustraliaChamber of Arts and Culture Western Australia and Tasmanian Creative Industries Council.


2018 State Election:  Arts, Culture & Creative Industries Forum

Monday 8th October 2018 4.00pm – 5.30pm

Great Hall, National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) 180 St Kilda Road

Facilitated by ABC presenter, Sami Shah

Thanks to all who participated in the Forum: representatives of the Labor Party (Martin Foley), the Liberal Party (Heidi Victoria) and the Greens (Sue Pennicuik), Sami Shah and those who posed questions from the floor.


In line with the forum, AICV has put out the following message:

AICV Election Message 2018

Individual member organisation will be releasing subsequent statements as the election draws closer.


National Consultation about Arts and Disability in Australia

The Meeting of Cultural Ministers has launched a national consultation about arts and disability in Australia. The consultation will run until 3 December 2018.

The consultation is the first step in renewing the National Arts and Disability Strategy in consultation with arts and disability stakeholders.  This is a chance for artists with disability, organisations and carers to contribute stories and ideas about arts and disability. Individuals and organisations can make a written, video or audio submission, complete the online survey, or come to a face-face meeting.

Creative Victoria is inviting artists with disability, organisations and carers to consulations in Noble Park, Footscray or Geelong:

  • Paddy O’Donoghue Centre, 18-34 Buckley St, Noble Park, Monday 15 October, 10am – 1 pm
  • Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray, Tuesday 16 October, 10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm
  • Courthouse Youth Arts Centre, 60 Little Malop St, Geelong, Wednesday 17 October, 10am – 1 pm

Consultation meetings will be run by an independent facilitator, DiverseWerks. Please RSVP to Rea Singh, rea@diversewerks.com.au or 1800 555 029. You can let DiverseWerks know about any access requirements, including if you require an interpreter.

You can read the discussion paper, find out how to tell your story and see the calendar for consultation meetings on the Department of Communications and the Arts’ website.

If you have any questions about the consultation, please email arts.disability@arts.gov.au or call 1800 185 693.