MAV advocates for the development and promotion of diverse creatives and artwork practices. Find out about our current projects, events, and news.
From 19 Jul 2021
The Ahead of the Curve Commissions was a call out for young and emerging artists of colour living around Melbourne, to create new digital artworks that responded 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.
Wed 12 Oct 2022 - Fri 14 Oct 2022
Anchoring wellbeing through creativity and connection.
Thu 8 Sep 2022
Shepparton Culture Kitchen is excited to announce that they are looking for new participants for 2022-23. It is a project co-produced by MAV and Greater Shepparton City Council to explore the diverse food cultures of Shepperton's diaspora communities and the vital role they play in addressing significant issues of health inequity and disadvantage facing the region. Participating in this project, you will connect, learn and cook with women from other cultures who are passionate about food. You will develop your storytelling, creativity and gain leadership skills. You will be supported by professional artists to help you present your own food culture event. You will be paid for your time and commitment.
Wed 31 Aug 2022
In partnership with Cinespace, MAV presents the Ahead of the Curve Film Mentorship program. This three-month mentorship program aims to pair four emerging filmmakers with mentors from different filmmaking disciplines. Apply now for the chance to jumpstart your filmmaking career!
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.
Wed 1 Dec 2021
Duniya Behter's workshop program focuses on the development of creative skills and self-expression. It’s all about building the creative workforce of now and the future. Through young people telling stories of their culture and their lived experience through digital works like podcasts, memes, Instagram reels, Tik Tok videos, short films, spoken word, music etc.
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?