Supplied by VicHealth


From 25 May 2023

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) has partnered up with VicHealth's FUTURE RESET initiative to deliver programs to community.

These programs will promote creativity and mental wellbeing through connection, culture and youth-led projects over the next 3 years.

MAV has engaged with these 7 local producers from within our community to undertake a co-design process with our Young Creative Lead, James Emmanuel McKinnon to produce the following programs:


Tiaal Mi Goa (Good Mental Health in Nuer)

led by Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY)

Tiaal Mi Goa is a mental health support group started by and CMY and Headspace Ballarat in response to a number of suicides in the South Sudanese community.

Working in collaboration with a youth advisory group, the outcome of this project will include a podcast series and more.

Higher Vision

led by Titan Dibirioun

Higher Vision is a project that provides opportunities to Arican youth in Tarneit and Point Cook to participate in filmmaking workshops with access to mentors and equipment.

Participants will produce showreels that will support their craft as screen practitioners.

Tasi Taa

led by May and Fionna

Tasi Taa will engage with young multicultural families and kids in Hampton Park neighbourhood to develop stories, and produce music theatre workshops and performances.

Diversity in Motion

led by Deng Tebir

Diversity in Motion is a dance-led project that will deliver workshops in school, mentorships and a talent quest.


led by NOMAD

BeFree will be delivering Hip Hop and RnB production workshops to Afro-Pasifika youth in Werribee and Tarneit.


led by Larra Juab

MADFestival is a music, art and dance festival that we be delivered to the Multicultural Youth in the outer south-east Melbourne.

We know that the pandemic has brought into clearer view widening global inequalities rooted in intersecting structures of race, class, gender, heteronormativity and ableism. The burden of these inequalities is reflected in various social, health and economic outcomes as well as people’s sense of belonging, safety, and (in)security in institutions and everyday contexts.

VicHealth developed the Future Reset program to respond to these challenges. It’s part of a growing body of public health initiatives around the world seeking to increase social connectedness and wellbeing more generally through community-based art projects.

Together with our friends at; Arts Access Victoria, Arts Mildura, Footscray Community Arts, Next Wave, The Push, Regional Arts Victoria, Western Edge Youth Arts and Yirrmaboi Festival, FUTURE RESET is VicHealth's latest partnership with the arts sector to move the dial on young peoples collective health and wellbeing as supported by the Victorian Government.