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.
From 30 Jun 2021
Diasporas is created for, by and with diverse creatives as an artistic intervention to increase visibility, participation and equity in the arts towards a new arts ecology. More than a festival, Diasporas holds space for the interrogation and development of arts and cultural practice with diverse artists and communities. Diasporas is a springboard for building culture, connection and knowledge and a training ground for the next generation of producers, designers, technicians, and creatives.
From 25 May 2023
Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) has partnered up with VicHealth's FUTURE RESET initiative to deliver programs to community that promote creativity and mental wellbeing through connection, culture and youth-led projects over the next 3 years.
Wed 31 May 2023 - Sat 10 Jun 2023
Shepparton Culture Kitchen is a significant arts initiative centering the diverse voices of local diaspora communities, to build a future in which our communities are connected through empowering, healthy, and sustainable food culture.
Sun 12 Mar 2023 - Sun 1 Oct 2023
NEWPRINT 2 returned for another season of live music gigs featuring the most exciting new acts and gigs across Naarm/Melbourne. NEWPRINT 2 supported 7 new and emerging POC/CALD producers to develop and deliver unique contemporary live music events throughout Metro Melbourne.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.