About MAV.

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

Who we are

We make art as a visceral response to the forces of bigotry and intolerance, which seek to undermine the hard-fought battle for pluralism.

We make art to understand who we are as migrants on Indigenous land.

We make art to draw attention to the work that is still needed to future proof our identity as a society that deeply values its diversity.

The MAV Team

Representing diverse cultures, the MAV team reflects the community it serves. Its staff are not only committed to creating opportunities for creatives and communities in Victoria, they are also all creatives themselves.

Our Board

Meet the people that guide MAV in the areas of compliance, long-term direction, and strategy.

Vision

Arts as diverse as our people.

Purpose

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

MAV Values

We champion culturally diverse artists and communities

Diversity

We privilege non-western ways of doing, knowing and being, to tell stories that illuminate our humanity and improve intercultural understanding;

Equality

We strive for cultural democracy, sharing our knowledge and skills with partners across the arts and cultural sector to build platforms for engagement and visibility;

Trust

Diverse communities see themselves represented in and by us, in work that resonates with their truths, underpinned by shared values and dreams of new futures; and

Courage

We are outspoken in our support of cultural participation as a human right, from which we derive social, cultural and economic benefits for the development of individuals and society.

Goals

To champion the development of artists and artform practices that speak to who we are as Australians, embedding pluralism and diversity as a fount of artistic and cultural innovation;

To build the case for diversity as one of our greatest cultural assets, through the generation of critical and compelling new work; and

To lead transformation in our sector, contesting the marginality of diverse artistic practices through the application of contemporary lenses and frameworks.

Strategic Plan

Our Partners