For more than 16 years, VU has had an important creative partnership with the Williamstown Literary Festival (Willy Lit Fest).
We work closely with the WLF Program Director to ensure maximum representation by VU students and staff across the program, offering academic expertise to facilitate or host conversations with authors and other festival guests.
The staff from VU Polytechnic Cert IV of Professional Writing and Editing play a large role at the festival (including short-listing the Ada Cambridge Awards).
VU also has a stand in the central hub staffed by Professional Writing and Editing, using the festival as a community-building opportunity.
Art & Industry Festival
As a newly formed partnership this year, the Art & Industry Festival aims at developing creativity through the local community.
The VU Music Agency have previously been engaged with the AIF, with this year Victoria University evolving the partnership to provide an exciting opportunity for students in the music program to research, write and present music and songs inspired by the West.
Emerging Writers' Festival
VU’s direct involvement with the Emerging Writers’ Festival includes a Creative Producer internship.
The internship role is involved in organising the Footscray-based part of the literary festival.
Brimbank Writers & Readers Festival
Brimbank Writers and Readers Festival is free to the public and based in and around the Sunshine Library.
We have a growing role in this western-suburbs festival.
Setting Sun Film Festival
We are a principal partner of the Setting Sun Film Festival.
Our Screen Media staff coordinate the master classes, and there's free entry of films for VU students.