MAV Projects

Delivered through our programs, partnerships and auspice, MAV Projects are designed to create spaces for creative development, community, building capacity and platforming the voices and expressions of artists.

Past Projects


Past project

UpClose Yarra Sessions

Wed 14 Dec 2022 - Sat 31 Dec 2022

UpClose is back with Yarra Sessions taking place in the City of Yarra showcasing fresh acts with amazing performances captured at the Palace of Magnificent Experiences, a versatile live music venue. With appearances by Afro house outfit Brotha Asantï and Soulectric, bringing an electrifying performance of Afro house and Jazz influences; and Dani Padrón and JDro, performing an exclusive pre release of their new Dancehall track connecting Colombian Reggaeton with the vibes of Melbourne Hip-Hop. UpClose is an digital live music video program presenting intimate performances and interviews with culturally diverse Victorian singer-songwriters, creating high-quality video content supporting the artist’s career.

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Diasporas 2023

Thu 27 Oct 2022 - Sat 22 Jul 2023

Dreamed into being during 2020, DIASPORAS is a MAV program set to disrupt the dominant systems of working which often suffocate creatives of colour and our arts and culture sector.  We aim to platform and advocate for diverse & marginalised artists to create new work, new networks, sustainability in the arts and establish a new arts ecology.

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Ahead of the Curve: Workshop Series

Tue 25 Oct 2022 - Tue 22 Nov 2022

Ahead of the Curve: Workshop Series will provide young creatives of colour with professional development while focusing on wellbeing and sustainability in the arts.

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UpClose 2022

Mon 14 Mar 2022 - Fri 6 May 2022

The newest season of UpClose takes place in Darebin and features amazing local artists: Karina Lehman (Chile), Camille El Feghali (Lebanon), Sarita McHarg (India), and The New Monos (Argentina). Their music performances were filmed at Preston Market where aromas, languages, and cultures from all around the world meet. Harmonic Whale’s production team did a fantastic job capturing 2 songs per artist with a total of 8 music videos which will be released weekly from 16 March 2022 to celebrate Harmony Week. The Upclose program is an online live music video channel presenting intimate performances and interviews with culturally diverse Victorian singer-songwriters with the purpose of creating high-quality video content that supports the artist’s career.

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In Situ

Sun 6 Mar 2022 - Sun 5 Jun 2022

In Situ is a series of art installations, performances, gatherings, and events co-designed and programmed by local artists into public spaces across Dandenong, Noble Park, and Springvale from March – June 2022. Every activation is produced with the purpose to elevate and spotlight the strengths and creativity of diverse communities across the City of Greater Dandenong. Through the exchange of story, values, and creative practices across multiple artforms. Community method making and cultural design are at the core of its program delivery.