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

Multicultural Arts Victoria to establish Emerge Cultural Hub in Bendigo 

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

Creative Victoria has confirmed $350,000 over 3 years to establish an Emerge Cultural Hub in Bendigo.

MAV’s Emerge program locates emerging artists and cultural practitioners through community, government and agency connections; assisting in skill development, providing new networks & opportunities & building the capacity of communities to develop and promote traditional and contemporary cultural product.

‘Minister Foley announced Bendigo Arts and Design last year and as part of this new initiative, through support for Emerge in Bendigo, he is honouring his commitment to develop community participation programs that celebrate and give voice to multicultural communities in the region”. 

George Lekakis AO, Chair of MAV

MAV will work with established and emerging cultural communities in the area, the City of Greater Bendigo, the Dja Dja Wurrung and the Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services (LMCS) to assist in the delivery of the City’s Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Plan through the development of a Bendigo Emerge Cultural Hub – building on Greater Bendigo’s reputation as an arts and cultural destination.

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) is looking for a skilled and strategic Emerge Cultural Development Officer (part time – 0.6 EFT) for its new Bendigo Hub. Click here for position description: http://multiculturalarts.com.au/Bendigo-Emerge-Position-Description

Closing date: 5pm Monday 14th August, 2017

Emerge Program:

Emerge is MAV’s ongoing response to consultations with emerging and refugee communities to increase participation in the arts.  By working alongside local artists and cultural groups, mentoring cultural leaders and facilitating arts activities, Emerge establishes locally based, sustainable networks and initiatives that increase opportunities for participation in the cultural life of the community.

The program builds discourse and understanding of issues surrounding refugee migration and resettlement and increases social and economic contributions from our diverse communities to wider society. The first Hub was established in Fitzroy in 2003 with eight Hubs since developed across Victoria.