What's on

MAV advocates for the development and promotion of diverse creatives and artwork practices. Find out about our current projects, events, and news.

Some of our Projects

Now on!

Shepparton Culture Kitchen 2023

Wed 31 May 2023 - Fri 30 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.



From 12 Mar 2023

NEWPRINT is back with another season of live music gigs featuring the most exciting new acts and gigs in the Melbourne right now. Building on the success of the first iteration, NEWPRINT 2 will support 7 new and emerging POC/CALD producers to develop and deliver unique contemporary live music events throughout Metro Melbourne.


Diasporas 2023

From 27 Oct 2022

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.


Diasporas 2021

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.

Some of our Events

Coming soon

Shepparton Culture Kitchen Workshops

Sat 10 Jun 2023

Join us for a day of eating, cooking, and storytelling. Learn to make borek, bulani, ashak and Kubba and dive into the worlds of Ying, Rose, Dilly, Shaza, Sibel, and Muzhgan.

Coming soon

Shepparton Culture Kitchen Dinner Feast

Sat 10 Jun 2023

Join us for a delicious feast and dive into the worlds of Ying, Rose, Dilly, Shaza, Sibel, and Muzhgan.

Coming soon

We Tripantu / Inti Raymi

Sat 10 Jun 2023

Let's listen to the natural rhythms. Let's prepare for the longest night of the year. ISU TAKI and MAV present: Inti Raymi / We Tripantu featuring RODRIGO GALLARDO. Come join us to celebrate another cycle of the Sun, the NEW YEAR celebration of the natives of Abya Yala (aka Latin America) and beyond.

Coming soon

Wish U Were Here

Sun 11 Jun 2023

"Wish U Were Here…” is Mike Wang’s debut headline show to be held on the 11th of June at the iconic Gasometer Hotel in Brunswick. Join Mike as he drops his latest album after an 18 month hiatus.

Coming soon

A Climate for Art Launch Event

Thu 15 Jun 2023

Join us at Footscray Community Arts for a bright morning launch of co-ordinated climate action across the arts industry. A Climate For Art (ACFA) and its members will be launching their campaign and website through a series of talks over morning tea.

Coming soon

YAPPA YAPPA Release Party

Fri 23 Jun 2023

In the lead-up to Srirachi's debut mixtape 'Srirachi Safari', the Melbourne-based Vietnamese rapper is releasing her newest single 'YAPPA YAPPA'.


MAV appoints Lauren Mullings as Creative Director/Co-CEO and announces four new board members.

Tue 30 May 2023

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lauren Mullings as the organisation's new Creative Director/Co-CEO, effective July 2023. We are also pleased to elect community leaders; Shankar Kasynathan, Ursula Dyer Lepporoli, Kylie Crane and Michael van Vliet onto the Board

The 2023 Board Nominations

Thu 25 May 2023

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) announce the following community leaders as Board Nominees for 2023: Ayesha Bux, Emiliano Zucci, Kylie Crane, Michael van Vliet, Nela Tripkovic, Sandeep Agrawal, Shankar Kasynathan and Ursula Dyer Lepperoli.

Opportunity: Accounts Assistant

Fri 19 May 2023

We are currently seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to join our team as an Accounts Assistant. Reporting directly to the Finance Manager, you will play a vital role in managing various accounting functions and supporting our finance team. If you have a strong foundation in accounting principles, excellent attention to detail, and a passion for delivering high-quality results, we want to hear from you!

Lead MAV as the new Creative Director/Co-CEO

Wed 8 Mar 2023

Are you an influencer, a strategic leader? Is this you?

Congratulations on a new National Cultural Policy

Thu 2 Feb 2023

Revive is a five-year plan to renew and revive Australia's arts, entertainment and cultural sector – supporting Australia's creative workers, organisations and audiences of the future.

Join our team | Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Wed 1 Feb 2023

Are you a creative thinker and change-maker? Are you passionate about equity, cultural safety and justice in the arts? Can you meme in moderation and discourse with depth? MAV’s community, platforms and presence are growing, and we are seeking a sharp, creative and detail oriented person to lead the MAV Marketing and Communications Team. The Marketing and Communications Coordinator is a key role at MAV and is responsible for MAV’s strategic marketing, communications, audience development and brand management, ensuring that the organisation is in line with our vision: Arts as Diverse as our People.  If this is you, consider having a talk with us about the position. Or submit an application to Theresa Angela, theresa@mav.org.au by 11.59 pm, Wednesday 2 March 2022 with the subject ‘Application for MAV's Marketing and Communications Coordinator’. Please see full position description here. MAV is committed to equal opportunity employment, addressing the lack of representation of culturally and linguistically diverse leadership in the arts sector. We strongly encourage First Nations People, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse People, People of Colour and Deaf and Disabled People to apply. If you would like additional access support to complete your application, please talk with us. We are open to submissions in alternative formats. For information about the role please don’t hesitate to send your enquiries to Digital Media and Design Officer, Theresa Angela at theresa@mav.org.au. If you prefer to talk over the phone, please send a message with your phone number and we will be in touch.