Grace Kwabo, TAKEBACK! Photo by Deshani Berhardt
La Descarga Band, Melbourne Cumbia Fest 2023. Photo by Juan Castro.
Ahead of the Curve 2022. Photo by Deshani Berhardt
Community Day, Mapping Melbourne 2019. Photo by Damian W Vincenzi/DWV Photography
Shepparton Culture Kitchen. 2021.

Arts as diverse as our people.

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) has a profound commitment to arts and artists shaping the narratives that define who we are as a multicultural nation.

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The latest projects, news and events.

Future Reset

MAV has partnered with VicHealth’s Future Reset initiative to facilitate programs that promote creativity and wellbeing.

Current Projects

Expression of Interest: Culturally Diverse and Visual Artists of Colour

How would the future really look, if we recognised ALL of the creative contributions of the past? MAV is thrilled to offer a unique opportunity for visual artists to have their existing artwork represented on the ANZAC site hoarding as part of Metro Tunnel’s Creative, contributing to a defining moment in Melbourne’s cultural history.

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The Durga Chronicles

Inspired by contemporary, classical Indian postmodern aesthetics, this rich work uses music, dance and stunning visuals, along with an exquisite, moving Carnatic choir of 12 women, to create a spectacular, immersive storytelling experience that is both harrowing and moving.

Upcoming Events


MAV provides services to support the diversity arts sector, catering for culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse creatives and their communities.


MAV offers an auspicing service to artists, creatives and groups from culturally diverse backgrounds.

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Cultural Agency

The Cultural Agency connects our diversity of artists to progressive event organizers committed to structural cultural change.

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Avenues of Support

We regularly update the opportunities and avenues of support available for artistic and cultural development. This includes public and private resources.

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YAPPA YAPPA Release Party, Golden Monkey Bar. Photo by Blacklisted Visions.