Fri 1 Jan 2016 - Tue 31 Dec 2019
The Emerge Cultural Network locates emerging artists and cultural practitioners through community, government and agency connections; assisting in skill development, providing new networks and opportunities and building the capacity of communities to develop and promote traditional and contemporary cultural product. In addition to providing a generative base for communities, the Emerge Cultural Network provides infrastructure that feeds into community-driven cultural initiatives and the range of presentation platforms offered by MAV directly and through partnership arrangements It is a locally based, sustainable network that supports and increases emerging and refugee communities’ cultural participation.
With the continued generous support of Gandel Philanthropy, MAV is working with emerging artists and communities, local governments and cultural organisations in outer metro and regional Victorian local government areas (LGAs), Wyndham, Outer North, Shepparton and Bendigo to collaboratively develop and deliver a cultural leadership program that responds to local needs and builds on local strengths.
Emerge Cultural Network Ambassadors represent the Emerge spirit, promoting and advocating for the network and for the importance of culture and diversity throughout their community.