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Statement of Support for the Voice

Fri 23 Jun 2023

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) proudly expresses our support for the Yes vote in the upcoming First Nations Voice to Parliament Referendum. We believe that acknowledging and empowering the voices of Australia's First Nations people is a crucial step towards genuine reconciliation, justice, and unity.

MAV appoints Lauren Mullings as Creative Director/Co-CEO and announces three new board members.

Tue 30 May 2023

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lauren Mullings as the organisation's new Creative Director/Co-CEO, effective July 2023. We are also pleased to elect community leaders; Ursula Dyer Lepporoli, Kylie Crane and Michael van Vliet onto the Board

The 2023 Board Nominations

Thu 25 May 2023

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) announce the following community leaders as Board Nominees for 2023: Ayesha Bux, Emiliano Zucci, Kylie Crane, Michael van Vliet, Nela Tripkovic, Sandeep Agrawal, Shankar Kasynathan and Ursula Dyer Lepperoli.

Opportunity: Accounts Assistant

Fri 19 May 2023

We are currently seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to join our team as an Accounts Assistant. Reporting directly to the Finance Manager, you will play a vital role in managing various accounting functions and supporting our finance team. If you have a strong foundation in accounting principles, excellent attention to detail, and a passion for delivering high-quality results, we want to hear from you!

Lead MAV as the new Creative Director/Co-CEO

Wed 8 Mar 2023

Are you an influencer, a strategic leader? Is this you?

Congratulations on a new National Cultural Policy

Thu 2 Feb 2023

Revive is a five-year plan to renew and revive Australia's arts, entertainment and cultural sector – supporting Australia's creative workers, organisations and audiences of the future.

Join our team | Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Wed 1 Feb 2023

Are you a creative thinker and change-maker? Are you passionate about equity, cultural safety and justice in the arts? Can you meme in moderation and discourse with depth? MAV’s community, platforms and presence are growing, and we are seeking a sharp, creative and detail oriented person to lead the MAV Marketing and Communications Team. The Marketing and Communications Coordinator is a key role at MAV and is responsible for MAV’s strategic marketing, communications, audience development and brand management, ensuring that the organisation is in line with our vision: Arts as Diverse as our People.  If this is you, consider having a talk with us about the position. Or submit an application to Theresa Angela, by 11.59 pm, Wednesday 2 March 2022 with the subject ‘Application for MAV's Marketing and Communications Coordinator’. Please see full position description here. MAV is committed to equal opportunity employment, addressing the lack of representation of culturally and linguistically diverse leadership in the arts sector. We strongly encourage First Nations People, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse People, People of Colour and Deaf and Disabled People to apply. If you would like additional access support to complete your application, please talk with us. We are open to submissions in alternative formats. For information about the role please don’t hesitate to send your enquiries to Digital Media and Design Officer, Theresa Angela at If you prefer to talk over the phone, please send a message with your phone number and we will be in touch.

Out of the Park Picnic: Food Enterprise EOI

Tue 10 Jan 2023

FUSE, the City of Darebin’s contemporary, multi-arts festival, is calling for a food enterprise to participate in Out of the Park Picnic, a free, outdoor event taking place on Sunday 12 March, 12-6pm, at Edwardes Lake Park, Reservoir. Out of the Park Picnic, programmed in partnership with MAV, features artists who reflect Darebin's diversity and talent, as well as creative activities for children and families. This expression of interest is for an enterprise to provide a culturally diverse food experience for Out of the Park Picnic. Working with FUSE, the successful applicant intention will create an inexpensive offering that echoes our values, including cultural and linguistic diversity, accessible pricing and inclusivity. Enterprises with community models and sustainable practices will be prioritised and are particularly encouraged to apply. Please note: this is not a commitment on FUSE’s behalf. Food providers will be selected by the curatorial team from a shortlist and applicants must be based in Darebin. There is no up-front fee or payment. All revenue will be generated by your sales on the day of the event. To start the conversation, please complete the form below.

Out of the Park Picnic: Rhythm & Dance Call-Out

Tue 10 Jan 2023

Are you a curator, dancer, drummer or choreographer with a knack for blending beats with movement? FUSE – the City of Darebin’s contemporary, multi-arts festival – invites expressions of interest from curators, artists or artist groups to join us for Rhythm & Dance, a roaring, collaborative performance held during Out of the Park Picnic, the opening event of FUSE Autumn 2023. We want your energy, colours, fabulousness, beats and moves to coalesce into an explosion of sound and movement.

Out of the Park Picnic: Volunteer EOI

Tue 10 Jan 2023

FUSE, the City of Darebin’s contemporary, multi-arts festival, is calling for volunteers to support Out of the Park Picnic. This free outdoor music event is scheduled for Sunday March 12th, 2023 from 12pm to 6pm at Edwardes Lake Park, Reservoir. Out of the Park Picnic, programmed in partnership with MAV, features artists who reflect Darebin's diversity and talent, and also holds creative activities for children and families. The event is designed to provide a safe and inclusive space for families and friends to enjoy great talent while connecting with a valued community park. Volunteers are integral to this event, providing support, information and the visible face of the community. FUSE is looking for enthusiastic people who: Have worked in community settings Have experience with access or inclusion Enjoy community events/live music We would love to hear from people who speak languages in addition to English.

Announcing the Diasporas 2023 Artist Team

Tue 20 Dec 2022

MAV is excited to share with you the Diasporas Artist Team, put together by the Diasporas Advisory Group. We would like to congratulate Vicki Kinai, Irihipeti Waretini, Katherine Gailer, Bella Waru, MzRizk and Julie Ann Minaai! This team of artists span many different art forms including but not limited to dance, weaving, filmmaking, visual and NFT art, DJ'ing, movement and sound art. These creatives are power houses, so watch this space as they collaborate to create something truly special for Diasporas 2023.

MAV presented life memberships to Mike Zafiropoulos AM, JP and Marcello D’Amico, who helped to build our organisation.

Thu 15 Dec 2022

On 15 Dec 2022, MAV offered life memberships to two people who helped to build our organisation of the past 50 years: Mike Zafiropoulos AM, JP and Marcello D'Amico.

AICV Victorian 2022 State Election Platform

Wed 2 Nov 2022

In the lead up to the Victorian 2022 State Election, The Arts Industry Council of Victoria (AICV) is calling on all political parties and independents to actively promote policy for the arts and creative industries ahead of the 2022 Victorian State Election. Following years of unprecedented disruption, it is vital that the creative industries receive increased and ongoing investment through what will be a long and complex period of recovery. “For Victoria to maintain our reputation as the cultural capital of Australia, a bold vision is required from government to ensure that artists, creative organisations, audiences, and our cultural infrastructure are supported to connect and evolve,” said AICV spokesperson, Michelle Silby.

Expressions of Interest Open for Diasporas 2023

Thu 27 Oct 2022

A returning to ceremony, community and renewed sustainability. Are you a creative of colour with a strong drive to create transformative arts spaces? Do you have a passion for economic sustainability, cultural maintenance and evolution, integrity in storytelling, food or environmental care? Do you want to work within an intergenerational team to produce an event that strategises towards all of the above and a space to produce creativity of your own to present at the event? Are you a Thought Leader or well-connected Creative of Colour in your respective communities? Are you a creative of colour who's looking to develop on methods of disruption in the arts and explore what disruption means to you in the arts?

Ahead of the Curve Demystifying Music Production Mentorship Program

Thu 13 Oct 2022

In partnership with Harmonic Whale, MAV presents the Ahead of the Curve Demystifying Music Production Mentorship Program. The Demystifying Music Production sessions will be delivered by Harmonic Whale’s director Daniel Jauregui, a Latin Grammy awarded musician, producer and composer, and an exciting list of established career artists and producers from the music industry. Apply now for the chance to jumpstart your music production career!

Shepparton Culture Kitchen 2022 | Expressions of Interest Open

Thu 8 Sep 2022

Shepparton Culture Kitchen is excited to announce that they are looking for new participants for 2022-23. It is a project co-produced by MAV and Greater Shepparton City Council to explore the diverse food cultures of Shepperton's diaspora communities and the vital role they play in addressing significant issues of health inequity and disadvantage facing the region. Participating in this project, you will connect, learn and cook with women from other cultures who are passionate about food. You will develop your storytelling, creativity and gain leadership skills. You will be supported by professional artists to help you present your own food culture event. You will be paid for your time and commitment.

Ahead of the Curve Film Mentorship Program

Wed 31 Aug 2022

In partnership with Cinespace, MAV presents the Ahead of the Curve Film Mentorship program. This three-month mentorship program aims to pair four emerging filmmakers with mentors from different filmmaking disciplines. Apply now for the chance to jumpstart your filmmaking career!

Appointment of MAV Co-CEOs for 2022

Wed 4 May 2022

The MAV Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Andy Miller and Zii Nzira as Co-CEOs until the end of 2022. Andy has been acting in the role since the departure of our former CEO Veronica Pardo. Andy has a proven track record of arts management and has been a steady hand over the past months in guiding the organisation while we looked for a new CEO. Zii has been a board member for the past year and comes to us from a background in project management in government and private sector. He also runs his own music business and has been a founder of the Black Music Alliance Australia. He has a proven track record in leading and engaging with anti-racism, racial justice and cultural equity frameworks, reflecting both professional and lived experience. The appointment of Zii acts on the Board’s commitment to be a leader in the arts and multicultural sector. The CO-CEO appointments will be until the end of the year, while the Board undertakes an assessment of the recruitment process to appoint a long-term CEO from 2023 onwards. The Board thanks Andy and Zii for their enthusiasm to share the CEO role. Zii will officially take up the Co-CEO role on Monday 30 May 2022.

Join our team | Social Media Assistant

Tue 8 Feb 2022

MAV’s digital community, its platforms and presence are growing, and we are seeking a sharp, creative and detail-oriented Social Media Assistant to join our MAV Team, part-time.