MAV News

Stay in the know about what is happening with MAV, our artists, communities, and network.

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.

Duniya Behter - Workshop Program

Wed 1 Dec 2021

Duniya Behter's workshop program focuses on the development of creative skills and self-expression. It’s all about building the creative workforce of now and the future. Through young people telling stories of their culture and their lived experience through digital works like podcasts, memes, Instagram reels, Tik Tok videos, short films, spoken word, music etc.

Duniya Behter | Digital Story Commissions - call out to young people of colour

Tue 30 Nov 2021

Are you a young culturally diverse, person of colour 15 -30 years living in Bendigo? Do you have a story to tell and ideas to share about your experiences of the last 2 years living in a pandemic?

MAV is seeking an inspiring new CEO

Sun 31 Oct 2021

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

Veronica Pardo to step down as MAV CEO

Mon 18 Oct 2021

Veronica has been instrumental in the development of MAV’s role as a change agent in the sector, with the design of resources for cultural equity that have enabled radical new conversations across our sector.

Sustaining Creative Workers Initiative

Thu 14 Oct 2021

The government has announced a total of $5 million to support independent creative practitioners who have been impacted by COVID 19 in 2021.

Announcing the Diasporas Commissions Recipients

Thu 14 Oct 2021

We are thrilled to announce the 10 recipients of the Diasporas commissions who are ready to Disrupt, Ignite and Represent!

$1 million investment in diverse creative voices

Tue 31 Aug 2021

MAV is excited to announce the investment of $1 million in diverse creatives, to build their capacity as digital content makers

Ahead of the Curve Commissions

Tue 20 Jul 2021

The Ahead of the Curve Commissions is for young and emerging artists of colour living around Melbourne, to create new digital artworks that respond to social challenges, including COVID-19.

Ahead of the Curve Commissions

Tue 20 Jul 2021

The Ahead of the Curve Commissions is for young and emerging artists of colour living around Melbourne, to create new digital artworks that respond to social challenges, including COVID-19.

Diasporas Commissions Open

Wed 30 Jun 2021

Diasporas will launch in 2021 with a series of commissions open to diverse creatives across Victoria. Through the Diasporas Commissions, MAV seeks to create opportunities for participation that uphold models of self-determination, by prioritising marginalised and under-represented lived experiences.

MAV announces the upcoming launch of Shelter 2 commissioned new works

Wed 9 Jun 2021

Shelter 2 artists and residents have been part of a self-determined creative recovery process, developing new works that explore their lived experiences and reflections on the impact of this cataclysmic event.

Under the Trees Pasifika Theatre Project starts in Shepparton

Tue 1 Jun 2021

Set in present-day Shepparton, this seminal new work will delve deeply into the history of migrant Pasifika farm workers and will bring to life their stories along with those of their children who have grown up far from their Island homelands.

MAV Annual General Meeting 2021

Mon 10 May 2021

MAV Annual General Meeting 2021

Artists in Crisis in India – COVID relief

Tue 4 May 2021

India is going through a massive public health crisis.

MESS Recovery Residencies | Expressions of Interest Open

Wed 14 Apr 2021

With the support of the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, the 20 successful applicants will have access to the world-class MESS collection of electronic instruments over a 2-week period

Bendigo Cultural Exchange

Wed 9 Dec 2020

MAV is activating the former Mining Exchange in the Beehive Building in Bendigo. By arrangement with Pall Mall Nominees Pty Ltd., the Cultural Exchange is a place where First Nations and culturally diverse artists from many ethnicities create and share their art and culture on their own terms.

MAV announces the first round of recipients for the Shelter 2 commissions program

Tue 13 Oct 2020

MAV is excited to announce the first round of recipients for the Shelter 2 commissions program.

TakeBaCk! | Expressions of Interest Open

Wed 23 Sep 2020

MAV is seeking 18 femme-identifying artists of colour who are ready to TakeBaCk! the power and speak out against the racialised gaze.

Shelter 2 Commissions Program | Expressions of Interest Open

Sun 20 Sep 2020

An innovative commissions program developed by MAV to respond to the unique challenges presented by COVID-19 for culturally diverse artists and communities.

MAV welcomes Dr. Priya Srinivasan to the role of Lead, Strategic Projects

Tue 15 Sep 2020

Priya has been working with us in a consulting capacity for many months, helping us shape our new strategic directions.

Common Ground 2020 Online | Registrations Open

Mon 7 Sep 2020

Common Ground Online is a space for young people of all faiths and cultural backgrounds to come together with spoken word and poetry as a medium for individual expression, dialogue, interaction friendship and mutual understanding.

MAV welcomes Candy Bowers to the role of Programming Manager

Tue 25 Aug 2020

Candy will be leading a bold and compelling artistic program that challenges and reimagines our prevailing cultural narratives, together with artists and communities.

MAV’s New Strategic Plan

Thu 20 Aug 2020

Our new branding honours our origins as a dedicated multicultural arts organisation, fighting for cultural rights and the visibility of diverse artists and creatives.

Training Opportunity for Culturally Diverse Arts Workers

Thu 13 Aug 2020

Are you a person of colour?

Nominations for MAV Board 2020

Tue 4 Aug 2020

The MAV Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held online

MAV Annual General Meeting 2020

Wed 22 Jul 2020

MAV Annual General Meeting 2020

Bukjeh: seeking donations for children’s craft kits

Wed 15 Jul 2020

Intercultural community art project, Bukjeh, are seeking art and craft donations to create children’s craft kits for families facing hard lockdown in Melbourne.

Job Opportunity | MAV Programming Manager

Tue 7 Jul 2020

Job Opportunity | MAV Programming Manager

Shepparton Culture Kitchen 2020 | Expressions of Interest Open

Thu 25 Jun 2020

Food and the conversations around it are about so much more than what we eat.

Talking Back

Thu 18 Jun 2020

MAV is excited to partner with Darebin Council’s Fuse Festival on the development of a new Australian work, Talking Back.

Sangam 2021

Thu 18 Jun 2020

A showcase of South Asian performing arts, is supported by the Victorian Government in line with Victoria’s India Strategy.

MAV announces 45 artists to participate in the Shelter Commissions Program

Thu 11 Jun 2020

MAV is announcing 45 Victorian culturally diverse and artists of colour who will take part in Shelter, a new commissions program that will reflect on and respond to the challenges we face both during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Standing Together

Thu 4 Jun 2020

The current situation in Australia and internationally shows the importance of committing to racial justice, as a collective action in which each of us is implicated.

Shelter Commissions Program | Expressions of Interest Open

Mon 27 Apr 2020

A new MAV produced initiative that will reflect on and respond to this unique moment in time in which we find ourselves confined to our own homes.

MAV Response: Australia Council Four Year Funding Outcome

Thu 16 Apr 2020

Last Friday, the Australia Council for the Arts announced the outcomes of its four year funding program.

COVID-19: Avenues of Support for Community Organisations

Tue 31 Mar 2020

If your business is being affected, there are resources that can help.

#DistanceBetweenUs

Thu 26 Mar 2020

In March, 2020, MAV launched \#DistanceBetweenUs; a staff wellness program that integrates music, spoken word, visual and performance arts into the home workspaces of companies around Australia

MAV Update: COVID-19

Tue 24 Mar 2020

During the current situation of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), MAV will continue to work as a team to support our artists and communities.

COVID-19: Avenues of Support for Artists and Arts Workers

Tue 24 Mar 2020

Artists and arts workers are seeing their work evaporate. MAV recognises that jobs in the industry will be scarce for the immediate future as self-generated income disappears.

Lost Work: Artists and Creatives of Colour?

Mon 23 Mar 2020

Diversity Arts Australia are working closely with the sector to advocate for culturally diverse artists in the wake of cancellations and postponements to arts projects.

Program Ideas: Now Open for Mapping Melbourne 2020

Thu 19 Mar 2020

Projects and ideas that are easily adaptable to venues and perhaps being a part of a combined project outcome (eg a shared space with multiple works/performances held in succession or simultaneously on the same day)may work best this year.

Sarajevo Haggadah Project seeks Donations

Tue 18 Feb 2020

The SARAJEVO HAGGADAH Project is a multidisciplinary, family friendly event, performed by the Cultural Advisor of the Jewish Community of Sarajevo Dr Eli Tauber (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and the Melbourne based ensemble SARAY Iluminado.

New Platform for Culturally Diverse Artists / Artists of Colour

Mon 20 Jan 2020

MAV is currently developing a new platform for the exploration of arts and cultural practice with artists of colour and culturally and linguistically diverse artists and communities.

Ticket to Solidarity

Tue 3 Sep 2019

MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA IS TRIALLING A NEW TICKETING POLICY, TICKET TO SOLIDARITY.

Meet Rachel Ang, the designer behind Mapping Melbourne’s 2019 Visual ID

Fri 23 Aug 2019

Rachel is a comic artist from Melbourne. Her work has been published widely including by The Lifted Brow and Going Down Swinging. She is a co-editor of Comic Sans, a new anthology of excellent Australian comics.

Project ReWIRE: Artists Announced

Tue 20 Aug 2019

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) is delighted to announce 20 incredibly talented Victorian artists who have been selected to participate in Project ReWIRE, a new artist development program for culturally diverse, mid-career musicians, singers and songwriters.

Expression of Interest: Generations

Mon 19 Aug 2019

Multicultural Arts Victoria and the Immigration Museum are partnering to present Generations, a multi-generational, multidisciplinary platform for artists from migrant, refugee and asylum seekers backgrounds to engage in public discourse around multiculturalism and migration.

Save the date! Emerge in Yarra 2019

Tue 13 Aug 2019

EMERGE IN YARRA 2019 LOOKS TO THE FUTURE

Andy Butler brings new perspectives to Emerge in Yarra 2019

Thu 8 Aug 2019

MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA IS DELIGHTED TO HAVE ANDY BUTLER ON THE PROGRAMMING TEAM FOR EMERGE IN YARRA 2019!

More Than a Bowl to Give – Jamie Lewis in Residence

Tue 30 Jul 2019

In October and November 2019, Multicultural Arts Victoria will be collaborating with Melbourne-based Singaporean artist, facilitator and dramaturg, Jamie Lewis in an experimental, exploratory research process taking place in Shepparton, regional Victoria

Expression of Interest: Visual ID for Mapping Melbourne 2019

Wed 26 Jun 2019

MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA (MAV) IS CURRENTLY INVITING VISUAL ARTISTS TO SUBMIT EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO DESIGN THE VISUAL ID FOR MAPPING MELBOURNE 2019, MAV’S CONTEMPORARY, INDEPENDENT ASIAN ARTS FESTIVAL.

Expression of Interest: Project ReWIRE – A Mid Career Artist Development Initiative

Tue 25 Jun 2019

PROJECT REWIRE IS A UNIQUE NEW ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM THAT HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR PROFESSIONAL MID-CAREER MUSICIANS, SINGERS AND SONGWRITERS FROM CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS.

Congratulations to Emerge in the North 2019: Art Exhibition Artists

Tue 4 Jun 2019

MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA CONGRATULATES THE SELECTED ARTISTS FOR THE 2019 EMERGE IN THE NORTH EXHIBITION

Diversify Your Arts

Mon 3 Jun 2019

As arts organisations begin to develop new strategic plans, Multicultural Arts Victoria urges cultural organisations to demonstrate their support for diversity and commitment to anti-racism.

Expression of Interest: Emerge in Yarra 2019

Mon 3 Jun 2019

WE’RE CREATING A NEW CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL… AND EVERYONE’S INVITED!

Joshua Allen – Curator for Mapping Melbourne 2019

Wed 15 May 2019

MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE JOSHUA ALLEN WILL BE THE INAUGURAL MAPPING MELBOURNE CURATOR FOR THE 2019 PROGRAMME.

Tamanna Kaul on her ArtsReady Traineeship with MAV

Fri 10 May 2019

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) is grateful and proud of Tamanna Kaul‘s contribution to MAV during her ArtsReady traineeship

Expressions of interest: Visual ID for Emerge in the West 2019

Thu 18 Apr 2019

MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA (MAV) IS CURRENTLY INVITING VISUAL ARTISTS TO SUBMIT EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO DESIGN THE VISUAL ID FOR EMERGE IN THE WEST 2019.

Expression of Interest: Curatorial Advisor for Mapping Melbourne 2019

Thu 4 Apr 2019

Multicultural Arts Victoria is seeking a Curatorial Advisor to lead the design of the artistic program for 2019.

Open Call: Emerge In The North 2019 Art Exhibition

Tue 2 Apr 2019

The 2019 exhibition develops the past two years’ programs to bring a new career opportunity to the many exceptional visual artists from new, emerging, Indigenous and refugee communities

Pilar Kasat’s “On courageous leadership in the arts”

Mon 1 Apr 2019

In the article, Pilar Kasat explores and challenges the prevalence of white privilege surrounding leadership in the arts and how it needs to be acknowledged, and it needs to be dismantled.

Expression of Interest: Mapping Melbourne 2019

Mon 1 Apr 2019

MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA IS SEEKING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR MAPPING MELBOURNE 2019!

Memory Keepers – Emotions Make History

Thu 20 Dec 2018

During 2016 and 2017, Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) worked together, as part of Lella Carridi’s ‘What Happened at the Pier’ program, to create a collection of digital oral histories about people’s journey of migration to Australia.

Smartphone Stories

Mon 19 Nov 2018

In January 2019, Cinespace and Multicultural Arts Victoria will run introductory smartphone filmmaking workshops.

Thank You: MAV Fundraiser and Gala

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Thank you to all those who attended and supported our Multicultural Arts Victoria 45th Anniversary and 2018 Fundraiser and contributed to a great night!

Expression of Interest: MAV seeking new Board of Management Members

Sun 11 Nov 2018

Are you passionate about contributing to a diverse and inclusive arts sector?

Important MAV update: emergency relocation

Thu 1 Nov 2018

On 18 Oct (Thu), the roof at South Melbourne Town Hall (home to MAV), collapsed and caused three levels of ceiling to come down followed by extensive flooding from a burst water pipe in the ceiling. City of Port Phillip staff pumped 12,000 litres of water out of the building.

Multicultural Arts Victoria & Melbourne Festival present Igniting Imagination 2018

Mon 1 Oct 2018

Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with Melbourne Festival present Igniting Imagination 2018. Now in its 7th year, this project builds dynamic new bonds with the city’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and brings exceptional artistic talent form Australia’s emerging, Indigenous and refugee communities to the stage.

Expression of Interest: Volunteers for Piers Festival 2018

Tue 28 Aug 2018

Multicultural Arts Victoria is currently inviting expressions of interest for festival volunteers at Piers Festival 2018.

Multicultural Arts Victoria introduces The Embassy

Fri 24 Aug 2018

The Embassy recently received a City of Melbourne arts grant and six-month residency at Boyd Studio in the heritage-listed former Boyd School.

Call Out to Food Vendors: Piers Festival 2018

Thu 2 Aug 2018

The Piers Festival is a multicultural celebration that is held annually in Port Melbourne.

Call Out To Perform: Find the Funny In Any Language

Tue 31 Jul 2018

Calling all comedians and vaudeville performers for 5 -10 minute spots (stand up, variety type performance)

Artist Expression of Interest: Piers Festival 2018

Tue 31 Jul 2018

Multicultural Arts Victoria is currently inviting artist program submissions for Piers Festival 2018

Multicultural Arts Victoria appoints new CEO

Sat 7 Jul 2018

Veronica comes to Multicultural Arts Victoria after having worked for nine years at Arts Access Victoria where she was the Executive Director of the state’s leading arts and disability organisation.

Call Out for MAV All-Star Soccer Players | Emerge In Yarra 2018 | South to South

Tue 3 Jul 2018

Calling all soccer enthusiasts! Worried you’re going to experience World Cup withdrawals?

MAV appoints new Chair 2018 Michael van Vliet

Thu 21 Jun 2018

MAV appoints new Chair 2018 Michael van Vliet

Kleio Art Scholarship awarded to Rolando Dimitrios Garay

Tue 29 May 2018

Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with Chapter Kleio No 15 Daughters of Penelope of Australasian Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) is proud to announce that the inaugural recipient of the Kleio Art AHEPA Scholarship for an emerging artist of Greek heritage is awarded to Rolando Dimitrios Garay- Matziaris.

Multicultural Arts Victoria Welcomes New Board Members

Wed 23 May 2018

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) successfully held the Annual General Meeting on Monday 21 May.

Announcing Michellie Charvat has been awarded a Mentorship in Exhibition Operations for Indigenous Artists

Wed 23 May 2018

Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Bendigo Emerge Cultural Hub has developed a part time 4 month First Nations Identified Mentorship Position for an Indigenous artist to learn about exhibition operations in a hands-on way.

Call out for Volunteers: Emerge in the North 2018

Wed 23 May 2018

Emerge in the North 2018 brings together an exciting mix of events, celebrating the rich cultures of new, emerging and Indigenous communities and artists across the northern suburbs of Melbourne

Invitation: Are You A Deadly Artist?

Tue 22 May 2018

The Emerge Cultural Leadership program supports artists and cultural practitioners from Indigenous communities to develop projects and build skills

Expression of Interest – Emerge In The North | Phone Film Festival

Thu 3 May 2018

Are you a young person with a smart phone?

Expression of Interest – Emerge In The North | Art & Craft Exhibition

Wed 2 May 2018

Are you an artist from a migrant background living in the North?

Expression of Interest: Mentorship in Exhibition Operations for First Nations Artists

Thu 26 Apr 2018

Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Bendigo Emerge Cultural Hub will fund a part time 4 month First Nations Identified Mentorship position for an Indigenous artist to learn exhibition operations.

Multicultural Arts Victoria and Gandel Philanthropy acknowledge the 2018 Emerge Cultural Ambassadors

Tue 10 Apr 2018

Since its inception, Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Emerge program has cultivated strong relationships with community members, artists and cultural leaders, many of whom have contributed significantly to the success of the program.

Employment Opportunity: Chief Executive Officer at Multicultural Arts Victoria

Thu 5 Apr 2018

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) is seeking a skilled CEO to help build support for our multilayered cross art-form program for culturally diverse artists and communities.

Employment Opportunity: Chief Executive Officer at Multicultural Arts Victoria

Wed 4 Apr 2018

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) is seeking a skilled CEO to help build support for our multilayered cross art-form program for culturally diverse artists and communities.

Jill Morgan AM to step down as MAV CEO

Wed 4 Apr 2018

Jill Morgan AM to step down as MAV CEO

Expression of Interest: Mapping Melbourne 2018 Visual ID

Mon 26 Mar 2018

MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA (MAV) IS CURRENTLY INVITING VISUAL ARTISTS TO SUBMIT EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO DESIGN THE VISUAL ID FOR MAPPING MELBOURNE 2018, MAVS CONTEMPORARY, INDEPENDENT ASIAN ARTS FESTIVAL.

Expression of Interest: Emerge In Yarra 2018

Mon 19 Feb 2018

Multicultural Arts Victoria is currently inviting program submissions for Emerge in Yarra 2018.

Expression of Interest: Mapping Melbourne 2018 Independent Contemporary Asian Arts

Tue 13 Feb 2018

Multicultural Arts Victoria is currently inviting program submissions for Mapping Melbourne 2018.

Aaron Tan – MAV Board Observer for 2018 Melbourne Observership Program

Tue 13 Feb 2018

The Observership Program places talented, young professionals aged 25-40 on not-for-profit boards for a period of 12 months as Observers.

SITUATE Artist Residency

Tue 30 Jan 2018

Tisna Sanjaya (Bandung, Indonesia) is the first recipient of the inaugural Indonesian Artists Residency program, a partnership between RMIT, Project 11 and Multicultural Arts Victoria.

Call Out for Volunteer Performers for TerryandTheCuz’s SK!N

Mon 29 Jan 2018

TerryandTheCuz is seeking exciting and enthusiastic volunteers for the Company’s BENDIGO season of, SK!N, that will be presented at The Engine Room (Capital Theatre) in Bendigo from the 1st to the 3rd of March 2018.

Expression of Interest: Emerge In The North Festival 2018

Thu 14 Dec 2017

Multicultural Arts Victoria is currently inviting Expressions of Interest for **Emerge in the North Festival 2018.

Expression of Interest: Emerge In The West 2018

Tue 28 Nov 2017

Multicultural Arts Victoria is currently inviting Expressions of Interest for Emerge in the West 2018.

Call Out for Mapping Melbourne 2017 Volunteers

Tue 7 Nov 2017

Mapping Melbourne 2017 brings together an exciting mix of local and international artists to forge a unique creative experience encompassing exhibitions, workshops, live performance and artistic expression.

MAV Announcing 2017 Melbourne Festival Ambassadors

Mon 18 Sep 2017

Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with Melbourne Festival present Igniting Imagination 2017.

Announcing Gandel Philanthropy Funding for Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Emerge Cultural Leadership Program

Fri 15 Sep 2017

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) is the very proud recipient of a Gandel Philanthropy Major Grant for its Emerge Cultural Leadership Program for 2018-2019.

Position Open: MAV Seeking a Marketing & Communications Officer

Wed 13 Sep 2017

Are you passionate about multiculturalism, diversity and the arts?

Leading media organisations launched charter to promote screen diversity

Wed 9 Aug 2017

The Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network (SDIN), which includes many of Australia’s leading media organisations as well as screen agencies

MAV Seeking a Cultural Development Officer – Emerge Hub Bendigo

Mon 31 Jul 2017

The Emerge Cultural Hubs are dynamic evolving networks established by Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) to support emerging, and refugee communities within local and regional communities.

$350,000 Emerge Cultural Hub in will be established in Bendigo

Wed 26 Jul 2017

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) receives support from the Victoria State Government for Emerge in Bendigo 2017–2019

AFTERWARDS – A shared Australian history

Fri 7 Jul 2017

What does it feel like leaving behind the only house you ever lived in and everyone you have known

Expressions of Interest: Emerge in Yarra 2017

Fri 28 Apr 2017

Multicultural Arts Victoria is currently inviting program submissions for Emerge in Yarra 2017.

Expressions of Interest: Mapping Melbourne 2017 Visual ID

Wed 26 Apr 2017

MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA IS INVITING VISUAL ARTISTS OF ALL STYLES TO SUBMIT EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO DESIGN THE VISUAL ID FOR MAPPING MELBOURNE 2017

MAV welcomes new Board Member Huss Mustafa

Wed 12 Apr 2017

Multicultural Arts Victoria is pleased to introduce MAV’s new Board Member Huss Mustafa.

Notice of the Annual General Meeting for Multicultural Arts Victoria Inc.

Wed 12 Apr 2017

Notice of the Annual General Meeting for Multicultural Arts Victoria Inc.

Expression of Interest: Mapping Melbourne 2017 Independent Contemporary Asian Arts

Tue 11 Apr 2017

Multicultural Arts Victoria is currently inviting program submissions for Mapping Melbourne 2017.

Kleio Art Scholarship 2017 For emerging artists of Greek heritage

Fri 7 Apr 2017

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) is proud to announce the inaugural Kleio Arts Scholarship 2017.

2017 Green Room Award Winners Announced

Fri 31 Mar 2017

The 34th Annual Green Room Awards were presented live at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre on Monday night.

Welcoming Cities: creating cohesive, more inclusive communities

Fri 3 Mar 2017

The draft Standard was launched yesterday, and made available for public comment, at the 2nd national Welcoming Cities Symposium.

Jeprut community from Bandung Indonesia to join Tisna Sanjaya in Melbourne for Art Is a Prayer

Tue 28 Feb 2017

Jeprut community from Bandung Indonesia to join Tisna Sanjaya in Melbourne for Art Is a Prayer at State Library Victoria for Asia TOPA

Multicultural Arts Victoria welcomes new Multicultural Policy – Victorian. And proud of it.

Tue 21 Feb 2017

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) Board of Management and staff congratulates the Minister for Multicultural Affairs Mr Robin Scott MP and the Victorian Multicultural Commission on the new Multicultural Policy statement

Announcing China - Australia Cultural Exchange Program - Bluestonia Paperhood

Wed 8 Feb 2017

Traditional Chinese Papercut art meets contemporary Melbourne paste up art

Common Ground spoken word workshop videos are now available on YouTube!

Fri 3 Feb 2017

On Saturday 10 December 2016, 18 poets transform their papered confessions into spoken word by bringing their own voices and stories to the stage.

Announcing the opening of Memory Keepers exhibition and the launch of E-publication: RECALLING the JOURNEY

Tue 24 Jan 2017

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) proudly announces the opening of its first Memory Keepers exhibition of visual biographies for 2017

Melbourne Music Prize Winner – Kutcha Edwards

Fri 16 Dec 2016

A proud Mutti Mutti man, Kutcha has been an innovative music collaborator and a member of the MAV Black Harmony Gathering Steering Committee.

Announcing Helen Macpherson Smith Funding for MAV's Emerge Cultural Enterprise

Mon 14 Nov 2016

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) is pleased to announce that it is the proud recipient of a grant from the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust

Multicultural Arts Victoria launches Mapping Melbourne Program 2016

Wed 19 Oct 2016

Mapping Melbourne is a platform for strengthening arts networks between contemporary independent artists across the Asian region

MAV selected as Finalist in 2016 Melbourne Awards!

Fri 14 Oct 2016

Multicultural Arts Victoria is honored to be selected as one of three finalists in the City of Melbourne’s 2016 Melbourne Awards in the Contribution to Multiculturalism by a Community Organisation category.

Our Place, Our Home – a celebration of diversity

Fri 14 Oct 2016

Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with Melbourne Festival present Igniting Imagination 2016.

MAV congratulates Lella Cariddi on her VMC Ambassadors Award

Fri 14 Oct 2016

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) congratulates Lella Cariddi on the significant achievement of being awarded the prestigious Ambassadors Award in 2016 for her work in the multicultural arts sector.

Emerge in Dandenong 2016

Mon 10 Oct 2016

IN OCTOBER, DANDENONG MARKET WILL BE CELEBRATING OUR 150TH ANNIVERSARY. TO CELEBRATE, THERE WILL BE A MASSIVE 150TH JUBILEE FESTIVAL

MAV and Melbourne Festival present Igniting Imagination 2016

Thu 6 Oct 2016

Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with Melbourne Festival present Igniting Imagination 2016

Art is a prayer – Indonesian artist stage new work at State Library Victoria

Thu 29 Sep 2016

Multicultural Arts Victoria and State Library Victoria is proud to present Art is a prayer – a performance-based installation by Tisna Sanjaya

Creative Development residency for Mapping Melbourne 2017

Wed 7 Sep 2016

Tamara Pertamina arrived in Melbourne today to take part in a creative development residency for Mapping Melbourne 2017.

Announcing 2017 MTC CONNECT Ambassadors

Sun 28 Aug 2016

MTC CONNECT is a partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria that was established in 2014 to broaden the range of voices informing Melbourne Theatre Company’s theatre making and programming processes.

Melbourne Art Trams – artists announced!

Fri 5 Aug 2016

Eight striking mobile pieces of art are planned for the 2016 Melbourne Art Trams season, with a new community tram devoted to the destroyed historical Smith Street feminist mural.

Multicultural Arts Victoria is proud to continue our partnership with Melbourne Festival – Igniting Imagination 2016!

Tue 2 Aug 2016

Multicultural Arts Victoria is thrilled to continue its partnership with Melbourne Festival in 2016

Position open: Marketing, Development & Communications Officer!

Fri 29 Jul 2016

Are you passionate about multiculturalism, diversity and the arts?

Announcing Gandel Philanthropy funding for MAV's Emerge Cultural Leadership Program

Wed 20 Jul 2016

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) is the very proud recipient of a Gandel Philanthropy Major Grant for its Emerge Cultural Leadership Program in 2016-17

Australian artist Victoria Chiu selected for new Live@RAMArtist in Residency at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai

Tue 19 Jul 2016

Australian artist Victoria Chiu has been selected to undertake Shanghai’s Rockbund Art Museum’s new Live@RAM 10 day artist in residency program for performative art from

We are on the hunt for a new Project Officer for our Music Program!

Tue 21 Jun 2016

Are you passionate about multiculturalism, diversity and the arts?

Multicultural Arts Victoria secures 4-year funding

Wed 25 May 2016

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) has successfully secured funding from the Australia Council from 2017-2020

Update on the Feasibility Study for a House of World Cultures

Mon 16 May 2016

The House of World Cultures (HoWC) is a place of discovery and offers a unique opportunity to activate Victoria’s living cultural heritage.

City of Melbourne Arts Grants Information Sessions

Wed 11 May 2016

The City of Melbourne and Multicultural Arts Victoria invite you to a special information session with Arts Melbourne staff.

Notice of AGM for Multicultural Arts Victoria

Thu 7 Apr 2016

A corporation, group, association or organisation that is a member of MAV may appoint an individual to act as its representative at the AGM.

MAV Patron Ted Baillieu

Wed 2 Mar 2016

I’ve had a passionate commitment to both the arts and to multicultural Victoria and they come together beautifully in Multicultural Arts Victoria.

Expressions of Interest for Emerge in Yarra 2016 now open!

Wed 3 Feb 2016

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) is seeking Expressions of Interest for their annual Emerge Festival in the City of Yarra.

Save the date! Piers Festival returns in 2016 in April!

Thu 21 Jan 2016

The festival celebrates our Indigenous and shared migration stories at the historical Port Melbourne piers precinct with a range of diverse music, dance, food, forums and exhibitions.

The Black Orchid Stringband – Song & Story crowdfunding launch on Pozible!

Wed 20 Jan 2016

Comprised of West Papuan freedom fighters now living in Melbourne who sing to live and live to sing the songs of freedom.

MAV’s 2015 Music & Spoken Word showcase

Wed 20 Jan 2016

Multicultural Arts Victoria is proud to launch the videos of its 2015 Music and Spoken Word program spanning interfaith spoken word performances, new EPKs, exceptional musical collaborations and insights into some of Australia’s most exciting rising stars from our diverse communities.

New partnership with ‘ARC Centre for the History of Emotions’ for VCA

Thu 17 Dec 2015

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) is thrilled to announce a new partnership with The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE)

Congratulating Victoria’s 2015 Multicultural Awards for Excellence recipients

Mon 7 Dec 2015

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) congratulates all recipients of the Victorian Multicultural Commission’s 2015 Multicultural Awards for Excellence.

Minela Krupic: exploring cultural loss, art and identity

Tue 17 Nov 2015

Minela Krupic is an artist and former refugee from Bosnia Herzegovina. Exiled to Germany (1992) as a result of the Bosnian war, Minela settled in Australia in 1997 where she overcame language barriers, cultural differences, loss and discovery and continues to explore these challenges through her art practice.

Multicultural Arts Victoria X PBS Collaborative Radio Project wins Excellence in Training Award

Fri 13 Nov 2015

Over two months, Multicultural Arts Victoria worked in partnership with presenters and producers Madeleine Macfarlane

Congratulations! DYSC premiere at RAW!Land

Thu 5 Nov 2015

MAV CEO Jill Morgan AM travelled from Australia to China from 17-24 October for three major projects

Common humanity in Common Ground by Suzana Jacmenovic

Thu 29 Oct 2015

On the evening of September 19th at the State Library of Victoria a heart-warming and inspiring event was revealed to the Melbourne public

MAV selected as Finalist in 2015 Melbourne Awards!

Mon 12 Oct 2015

The Melbourne Awards are Melbourne city’s highest accolade, celebrating the inspirational Melburnians who dedicate their time and energy for the benefit of the city.

MAV presents "Innovation in Culturally Diverse Practice" Award at Melbourne Fringe 2015

Sat 3 Oct 2015

Multicultural Arts Victoria was thrilled to present the “Innovation in Culturally Diverse Practice” Melbourne Fringe Award to Shannan Lim and Vidya Rajan, of Asian Ghost-ery Store**, and also wishes to congratulate all other brilliant award recipients.

Vale Paul Clarkson AO

Wed 23 Sep 2015

He had a genuine love of the arts and the Giving Voice book will live on as true testament to his extraordinary life-long commitment to the Arts in Victoria in all its diversity. He will be sadly missed

APACA Conference: Info from Multicultural Arts Victoria, NEXUS & BEMAC

Fri 14 Aug 2015

Ignite your imagination on the diverse possibilities and potential for your programming and audience engagement strategies

Launch of ART contained

Fri 7 Aug 2015

The City of Port Phillip invites you to the opening of ARTcontained

Multicultural Arts Victoria announces new General Manager

Wed 5 Aug 2015

It is with great pleasure we announce the successful appointment of Andy Miller to the new role of General Manager at Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV), following our recent recruitment campaign.

Invitation to Community Consultations for 2015-16 What Happened at the Pier #2

Fri 17 Jul 2015

Are you or a family member a migrant who arrived in Australia by ship and disembarked at Port Melbourne?

Be a part of Common Ground 2015

Wed 8 Jul 2015

Common Ground 2015 will be a unique, multilingual project that utilizes poetry, spoken word, sound and film to build connections and understanding between young people of diverse faiths and cultures in Melbourne.

The Cambodian Space Project UK 2015 Tour

Tue 16 Jun 2015

CONGRATULATIONS CAMBODIAN SPACE PROJECT UK 2015 TOUR!

Are you a film/media/comms student?

Mon 15 Jun 2015

WE ARE INVITING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO PRODUCE SHORT PERFORMATIVE DOCUMENTARIES ON DIVERSE, REFUGEE AND EMERGING ARTISTS!

Seeking a General Manager for our multilayered cross art-form program for culturally diverse artists and communities

Mon 1 Jun 2015

Are you passionate about multiculturalism, diversity and the arts?

State budget announced Andrew’s government supports diversity and the arts

Wed 6 May 2015

The Victorian Government’s 2015/16 state budget announcement supports Multicultural Arts Victoria’s vision for a House of World Cultures (HoWC)

Notice of Annual General Meeting for Multicultural Arts Victoria Inc

Tue 5 May 2015

If you are a current member of MAV and would like to be nominated for the Board of Management, please contact the office for a nomination form. Nominations must be received by 20 April 2015.

MAV CEO on Korea Foundation Invitation Program for Distinguished Guests in Culture

Sat 7 Mar 2015

MAV CEO Jill Morgan AM was invited as one of 20 guests from 18 countries to participate in a Korea Foundation Invitation Program for Distinguished Guests in Culture from 28 February to 7 March 2015 in South Korea.

Minela Krupic joins MAV team in 2015

Tue 3 Mar 2015

Multicultural Arts Victoria is pleased to announce that visual artist Minela Krupic will join our team in 2015.

Newly released report on 2014 VLGMIN Forum

Wed 1 Oct 2014

Enhancing cultural well-being and cultural citizenship through the arts

Call for material!

Fri 8 Aug 2014

AAA’s collection is a dynamic, growing body of material intended to reflect contemporary artistic practice and developments of Asia within an international context.

Multicultural Arts Victoria receives visionary bequest of $350,000

Mon 16 Sep 2013

MAV feels very honoured to have been chosen as recipient of the bequest and looks forward through this generous donation to support our many talented artists to realise their dreams!