MAV advocates for the development and promotion of diverse creatives and artwork practices. Find out about our current projects, events, and news.
From 6 Mar 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.
From 5 Dec 2021
MAV’s latest program NEWPRINT is all about supporting young artists of colour living in outer urban and regional areas.
From 11 Aug 2021
Duniya Behter: Creating a better world together.
From 19 Jul 2021
The Ahead of the Curve Commissions is for young and emerging artists of colour living around Melbourne, to create new digital artworks that respond to social challenges, including COVID-19.
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 31 Aug 2020
“A healthy food culture includes a large mix of different cultures and traditions…and foods that are created with love and shared with others” – Agoness Kuol
Sat 21 May 2022
Uprock (or more commonly known as Rocking/Rock Dance Et al.) is a dance that hails from various Boroughs of New York. Uprock is a competitive Battle Dance that uses movements like the jerk and gestures called burns in a sophisticated rhythmic game of Rock, Scissor, Paper. It can be argued that this dance is the precursor to modern-day hip-hop dances such as Breaking. As Dance Battles in the modern era appear to be a form of Mock Fighting through non-contact and non-violent movements, come learn an original form of “Battling” from hip-hop culture’s roots. Join us as Anthony Lawang (Lamaroc9) teaches us the basics of Rocking in the streets of Dandenong. Anthony is a Filipino-Australian dance artist that has been performing and actively curating workshops and events since 1998, is part of the Fresh Sox crew (5 time Australian b-boy Championships winners), Swiss hip-hop Culture Bearers the 7$ Crew and 1st generation (est. 1973) Hiphop crew the Mighty Zulu Kingz. Resio, a Melbourne based contemporary artist, will perform live art to compliment the night, His works are a unique combination of styles inspired by Abstract Expressionism, Action Painting and the global visual and physical language of graffiti. Followed by a jam session hosted by the Southeast Sessions. Come get your groove on and watch some live art and dancing!
Mon 23 May 2022
The MAV Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre (Ground floor, studio 1) on Monday 9 May 2022 at 5.30pm for 6pm start.
Sun 29 May 2022
NEWPRINT’s producers Ninth Planet X POOKIE Presents: WESTSIDE
Sun 29 May 2022
SEVO Sessions: Gigs in unique spaces around the south-east suburbs of Melbourne!
Wed 4 May 2022
The MAV Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Andy Miller and Zii Nzira as Co-CEOs until the end of 2022. Andy has been acting in the role since the departure of our former CEO Veronica Pardo. Andy has a proven track record of arts management and has been a steady hand over the past months in guiding the organisation while we looked for a new CEO. Zii has been a board member for the past year and comes to us from a background in project management in government and private sector. He also runs his own music business and has been a founder of the Black Music Alliance Australia. He has a proven track record in leading and engaging with anti-racism, racial justice and cultural equity frameworks, reflecting both professional and lived experience. The appointment of Zii acts on the Board’s commitment to be a leader in the arts and multicultural sector. The CO-CEO appointments will be until the end of the year, while the Board undertakes an assessment of the recruitment process to appoint a long-term CEO from 2023 onwards. The Board thanks Andy and Zii for their enthusiasm to share the CEO role. Zii will officially take up the Co-CEO role on Monday 30 May 2022.
Tue 8 Feb 2022
MAV’s digital community, its platforms and presence are growing, and we are seeking a sharp, creative and detail-oriented Social Media Assistant to join our MAV Team, part-time.
Tue 30 Nov 2021
Are you a young culturally diverse, person of colour 15 -30 years living in Bendigo? Do you have a story to tell and ideas to share about your experiences of the last 2 years living in a pandemic?
Sun 31 Oct 2021
Are you an influencer, a strategic leader? Is this you?
Mon 18 Oct 2021
Veronica has been instrumental in the development of MAV’s role as a change agent in the sector, with the design of resources for cultural equity that have enabled radical new conversations across our sector.
Thu 14 Oct 2021
The government has announced a total of $5 million to support independent creative practitioners who have been impacted by COVID 19 in 2021.