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Multicultural Arts Vicotira End of Year Party @ The Suzuki Night Market

Multicultural Arts Vicotira End of Year Party @ The Suzuki Night Market

You are invited to Multicultural Arts Victoria's End of Year Party 2011 @ The Suzuki Night Market Main Stage, 6:30pm - 10:00pm Wednesday 14 Dec...more.
Wednesday 14 December 2011

Righteous: Rights by the River - Multicultural Music Festival

Righteous: Rights by the River - Multicultural Music Festival

Once again the Righteous youth events hit Signal in the city as schools out and summer is here. Celebrating International Human Rights Day, the Righteous festival has two events. Rights by the River is a culturally diverse youth music festival held @ signal...more.
Connect Youth
9 December 2011

Righteous: Rights at the Round Table - Youth Forum on Human Rights

Righteous: Rights at the Round Table - Youth Forum on Human Rights

Rights at the Round Table is a youth forum on human rights, this free forum is open to all cultures. The forum kicks off the day from 2-4pm and is followed by the music festival from 5-9pm, Rights by the River, a culturally diverse youth music festival...more.
Connect Youth
9 December 2011

Visible 6 CD Launch @ CERES Environmental Park

Visible 6 CD Launch @ CERES Environmental Park

The Visible 6 CD is the culmination of the year-long mentoring program and features the sounds of traditional and contemporary Ethiopia, a worldwide Hip Hop generation, Afro-pop, Sinhalese electro and the powerful Burundi Drummers...more.
Visible
3 December 2011 (rescheduled)

CHERRY CHERRY - A Dining Room Tale

CHERRY CHERRY - A Dining Room Tale

You are invited to dinner. Join us at the table for a unique tale of generosity and loss, of adventure, art, and the making of home. An intimate meal, home-cooked in a kitchen of song, drums, dance and storytelling. A performance experience like no other. Come share a meal with Neda... more.
Wed 30 Nov - Sat 3 Dec &
Wed 7 Dec - Sat 10 Dec
2011

The Suzuki Night Market - Free

The Suzuki Night Market - Free

Experience the Suzuki Night Market when it returns on Wednesday nights throughout summer. MAV in association with Queen Victoria Market present some of Melbourne's best world music ensembles & dance artists on two stages between 5.30-10pm every Wednesday. It's the place to be this summer for weird and wonderful wares (200+ stalls), world food, world music & Bars...more.
Wednesdays
Nov 16 2011 - 29 Feb 2012
Melaka Arts & Performance Festival 2011

Melaka Arts & Performance Festival 2011 (Malaysia)

Building on the success of last year's pilot initiative, over three days, artists from Malaysia, Australia and across Asia responding to the festival themes and historic sites in performance, visual arts, film and participatory arts...more.
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International
18-20 Nov 2011
Visible Sessions @ The Arts Centre Curve Bar

Visible Sessions at The Arts Centre Curve Bar

A unique series of FREE jam sessions and rhythmic exchanges exploring rhythm and blues, experimental sounds, European melodies, globalised fusions, afro-beat and jazz...more.
Visible
Mix It Up
Friday 18 November -
Friday 16 December 2011

Visible Live to Air @ PBS 106.7FM

Visible Live to Air @ PBS 106.7FM

Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with PBS 106.7FM presents Visible Live to Air. Each Thursday before Friday's Visible Session PBS listeners will get a taste of what is to come with a live performance broadcaste on the Breakfast Spread from one of the participating acts...more.
Visible
Mix It Up
Each Thursday from
November 17 -
15 December 2011

BRUSH STROKES OF ESSENCE Jayshree Leigh @ Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery

BRUSH STROKES OF ESSENCE Jayshree Leigh @ Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery

On Saturday 19th of November 2011, the flourishing partnership between Multicultural Arts Victoria and the Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery will unveil the second solo exhibition of Jayshree Leigh in Australia titled Brush Strokes of Essence...more.
Opening: Saturday 19 Nov
14 Nov - 16 Dec 2011

Music Deli Celebrates 25 Years! @ Melbourne Recital Centre

Music Deli Celebrates 25 Years! @ Melbourne Recital Centre

Music Deli Turns 25 and you're invited to party with our special guests the Bambooos, Husky and more! Music Deli has been a vibrant part of Australia's music scene and a showcase for our country's musical diversity...more.
Music Deli
Saturday
5 November 2011

igniting imagination - 'We Came from the East' Dance Master Class @ Melbourne Festival

igniting imagination - 'We Came from the East' Dance Master Class @ Melbourne Festival

A dance Master Class with Jecko Siompo of We Came from the East, Indonesia's world renowned dance choreographer from Papua. Melbourne's leading dancers/choreographers from diverse communities and cultural backgrounds will be attending, including Jacob Boehme founder and Artistic Director of Idja Dance Theatre, Victoria's first Indigenous contemporary dance company...more.
Wednesday 19 October 2011

Ashiki Africa @ Footscray

Ashiki Africa @ Footscray

Multicultural Arts Victoria presents the inaugural Ashiki Afrika youth music festival in the heart of Footscray introduced by international special guest Emmanuel Jal. Ashiki Afrika culminates the causes for peace in Africa, peace in our community and pride of culture through music...more.
Sunday 16 October 2011

igniting imagination - Aftermath Master Class @ Melbourne Festival

igniting imagination - Aftermath Master Class @ Melbourne Festival

A Master Class led by Leila Buck, who plays "Basima" in Aftermath, an original production by the New York Theatre Workshop that blends together stories of refugees fleeing the US-led invasion of Iraq. The Master Class will be especially tailored to a group of Melbourne's leading theatre makers and cultural producers with refugee backgrounds or with experience working in refugee and migrant community contexts...more.
12 October 2011

5th World Summit on Arts and Culture - Cultural Program

The 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture - Cultural Program

Multicultural Arts Victoria is proud to be providing a Cultural Program for the 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture. Through a selection of quality performances we will be representing the high calibre of artistic talent which can be found in Melbourne's melting pot of culturally diverse artists...more.
3 - 6 October 2011

Journeys of Love and More Love, Food Sharing Workshop @ Melbourne Festival (Free)
(Free)

Journeys of Love and More Love, Food Sharing Workshop @ Melbourne Festival (Free)

Would you like to be part of an edible journey through a tale of migration, homecoming and cookery? motiroti, Melbourne Festival and Multicultural Arts Victoria are seeking 15-20 participants to be part of a FREE food sharing workshop led by international Artistic Director Ali Zaidi...more.
Register: Friday 23 September 2011
Workshop: Saturday 1 October 2011

Melbourne Festival in association with Multicultural Arts Victoria - igniting imagination

Melbourne Festival in association with Multicultural Arts Victoria - igniting imagination

Melbourne Festival Director Brett Sheehey and Executive Director Tim Jacobs along with Jill Morgan MAV Executive Officer have welcomed six prominent and active members of Melbourne's culturally diverse artistic communities nominated by MAV to be Melbourne Festival Ambassadors ...more.
6-22 October 2011
Arts Law seminar for musicians (Free)

Arts Law seminar for Musicians (Free)

The music Arts Law seminar will consider how and why musicians run into legal trouble, and suggest ways to reduce legal risks in artistic practice. Learn about copyright law in relation to music, contracts, APRA royalties and issues for bands (e.g. band partnership agreement, protecting your name) ...more.
Sep 21 2011
Arts Law seminar for Film Makers (Free)

Arts Law seminar for Film Makers (Free)

One of the biggest areas that filmmakers starting out often need guidance with is rights and clearances. Knowing whether you have retained all copyright in your film and actually hold the rights to screen it at festivals or for wider distribution can be tricky and complicated. It is very important to understand rights and what rights you may have in your film before getting your film out there to the world...more.
Sep 21 2011

Lions on the Move - Ethipian Tour

Lions on the Move - Ethipian Tour

Multicultural Arts Victoria presents direct from Australia to Ethiopia some of the most talented Australian musicians on the world music scene. Lions on the Move is an extraordinary group of professional culturally diverse musicians, two of which are of Ethiopian heritage, Dereb Desalegn and Danny Atlaw Seifu...more.
International
5-18 September 2011

Kekkai - South Korean Residency and Collaboration

Kekkai - South Korean Residency and Collaboration

The concept of 'kekkai' originated in primitive Shinto and are deeply rooted inTYC Japanese traditions, not only as simple markers that symbolise physical boundaries, but also separate realms. In architecture terms, 'kekkai' represents a marker which separates two spaces: a fence, a screen, a rope, a shadow on a paper door, a light beam, even a sound...more.
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International
2 & 7 September 2011

ABC Radio National's MUSIC DELI Music from Australia and Asia @ Melbourne Recital Centre

ABC Radio National's MUSIC DELI Music from Australia and Asia @ Melbourne Recital Centre

Experience a great line up of musicians playing new and old music inspired by their cultural heritage. Japanese koto music from Satsuki Odamura and guests; Chinese melodies from the Australian Chinese Music Ensemble; Mongolian songs from Bukhchulun Ganburged and Vietnamese instrumental and vocal music from Dang Kim Hien, le Tuan Hung and Kim Le...more.
Music Deli
Saturday
27 August 2011

Giving Voice Book Launch as part of Melbourne Writers Week @ ACMI

Giving Voice Book Launch as part of Melbourne Writers Week @ ACMI

Multicultural Arts Victoria is delighted to announce the launch of Giving Voice as part of Melbourne Writers Week. Author Paul Clarkson and Phil Kafcaloudes tells the story of the organisation's four decades of celebrating and promoting cultural diversity in the arts...more.
Saturday 27 August 2011
Australian Multicultural Foundation Delegation to China

Australian Multicultural Foundation Delegation to China

The delegation will strengthen relationships between the Peoples Republic of China and Australia by sharing knowledge and experiences related to Multicultural Affairs. The delegation is designed to give an understanding of the Peoples Republic of China and its 56 ethnic minority groups as well as developing opportunities for collaborative work of the delegates in their respective fields...more.
International
AMF
8-14 August 2011
Emerge at The Drum

Emerge at The Drum

Following on from the huge success of the inaugural Emerge at The Drum festival in 2010, Dandenong's outstanding landmark venue, Drum Theatre, once again comes alive with the many flavours, sounds and colours of multicultural Dandenong...more.
Emerge
Saturday 16 July 2011

In The Arts Island Festival 2011 - Indonesia

In The Arts Island Festival 2011 - Indonesia

The genesis of this project is based on an idea originating in mengkolabrasikan, international contemporary dance artists have teamed up with the artistic traditions of Indonesia in a bid to gain a closer appreciation of the culture ...more.
International
12-20 July 2011

A Group of 8 - Artists with Polish links living and working in Melbourne

A Group of 8 - Artists with Polish links living and working in Melbourne

This exhibition showcases a diverse body of work by eight individual artists featuring sculpture, ceramics and a wide array of paintings in oil, pastels and acrylics...more.
11 July - 12 August 2011
Operning: Wednesday 13 July 2011

Urban Voices Music Video Launch

Urban Voices Music Video Launch

Represented by Youthworx Media and Multicultural Arts Victoria, Urban Voices is an exciting new youth project that has seen the merging of a new generation of music and film talent in Melbourne. Four emerging African and West Papuan musicians have combined forces with three emerging film makers to create four unique and original music videos...more.
Emerge
Saturday 9 July 2011

Music Business Skills Workshops for World Music Artists - Don't be Left out in the CALD

Music Business Skills Workshops for World Music Artists - Don't be Left out in the CALD

A unique opportunity for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and world music artists to learn more about the business of music, the Australian music industry and how to get heard!...more.
Emerge
Saturdays in July 2011
Burundian Independence Day Celebrations

Burundian Independence Day Celebrations

Come and experience traditional songs, dances and food from Burundi and be blown away by the sound of the ingoma - the powerful and distinctive traditional Burundian drums. This inaugural event will be a spectacular celebration of Burundian independence day as Melbourne's Burundian community put their talents and culture on show...more.
Emerge
Saturday 2 July 2011

Pacific Stories Screening - Exploring Pacific Islander Identities through Film

Pacific Stories Screening - Exploring Pacific Islander Identities through Film

Join us for the world premiere screening of short films from Melbourne's Pacific Islander community - a night of sights, sounds and storytelling Pasifika style! This evening is the culmination of Pacific Stories - a storytelling and film project that started in December 2010 ...more.
Emerge
Saturday 25 June 2011
Refugee Week Public Forum: Labels & Liabilities

Refugee Week Public Forum: Labels & Liabilities

In this timely public forum, recent and not-so-recent refugees discuss the positives and negatives of the refugee label, its influence on self esteem and life opportunities, and how long an individual has to reside in a new country before the categorisation is no longer applicable or desirable...more.
Emerge
Wednesday 22 June 2011
Emerge Festival 2011 Main Event

Emerge Festival Main Event

Attracting capacity audiences in past years, Emerge Festival commemorates the United Nations World Refugee Day and celebrates Refugee Week in Australia. From Africa to the Far East, from the traditional to the contemporary, from the emerging to the established, music, dance, visual arts, exotic foods, ancient crafts and ceremonies...more.
Emerge
Sunday 19 June 2011

Exhibition - Heartlands Refugeee Fine Art Prize 2011

Exhibition - Heartlands Refugeee Fine Art Prize 2011

Multicultural Arts Victoria and AMES are again collaborating in 2011 to bring you the Heartlands Refugee Fine Art Prize after its successful inception last year. The Prize celebrates the contribution of refugee artists who have arrived in Australia since 1970 with a prize pool of $15,000 up for grabs. This unique Fine Art Prize showcases the creative talent and social contribution of visual artists from a refugee background...more.
Emerge
Opening 14 June
15 - 25 June 2011
Emerge Festival 2011

Emerge Festival 2011

From Africa to the Far East, from the traditional to the contemporary, from the emerging to the established, music, dance, visual arts, exotic foods, ancient crafts and ceremonies. Emerge Festival is a dynamic celebration of Victoria's many rich and undiscovered refugee and emerging cultures...more.
Emerge
15 June - 30 July 2011

POETRY @ FEDSQUARE

POETRY @ FEDSQUARE

Dear poets, poetry lovers and supportive others, we understand that for some of you this a short notice, but we could not hold the event unless we had an indoor venue away from the current bitter chill...more.
Saturday 11 June 2011

City of Melbourne 2011 Arts Grants Funding Information Session

City of Melbourne 2011 Arts Grants Funding Information Session

Multicultural Arts Victoria invites you to a special information session with program managers from the Arts and Culture branch of the City of Melbourne to learn more about the 2012 Arts Grants Program...more.
1 June 2011
Fresh Mob - Music & Hip Hop Workshops

Fresh Mob - Music & Hip Hop Workshops

Take part in the FRESH MOB Music & Hip Hop workshops with music mentors Momo, Mantra and Monica Weightmann...more.
Connect Youth
Wednesdays, From 4 May, 2011

Hopak in the Park - Ukranian Cossack Dance Spectacular @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Hopak in the Park - Ukranian Cossack Dance Spectacular @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Melbourne will spring into action in spectacular style when an army of Ukrainian Cossack dancers hit the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Witness a cast of more than 300 Ukrainian dancers from across Australia kick up a storm as they showcase centuries of dazzling dance moves in the outdoor extravaganza...more.
Saturday 30 April 2011

ABC Radio Nationals Music Deli BANDITALIANA - IN CONCERT @ Melbourne Recital Centre

ABC Radio Nationals Music Deli BANDITALIANA - IN CONCERT @ Melbourne Recital Centre

Benvenuto! Multicultural Arts Victoria, Melbourne Recital Centre and ABC Radio National's Music Deli present an evening of international and Australian acts playing music from Italy...more.
Music Deli
Wednesday
27 April 2011

Kardes Türküler in concert

Kardes Türküler in concert

A world renowned multi-lingual music ensemble based in Istanbul, Kardes Türküler provide a musical perspective to the notion of "fraternity of people"...more.
Saturday
16 April 2011

Viva Victoria 2011

Viva Victoria 2011

With two stages of performances, kids' activities, a youth stage, and much, much more - Viva Victoria promises to entertain and amaze as Cultural Diversity Week kicks off on 27March. This year's festival features three stages and a stellar line up of some of Australia’s finest multicultural acts...more.
27 March 2011

Portraits - We are the same but different (New Star Art School Students Exhibition)

Portraits - We are the same but different (New Star Art School Students Exhibition)

This exhibition, celebrating Multicultural Diversity Week 2011, presents New Star Art School's young artists who have been encouraged to study and observe the characteristics, cultures and personalities of people from our diverse communities, highlighting the importance of people from diverse backgrounds working harmoniously together for the benefit of our Australian community...more.
Opening:
Saturday 26 March
Exhibition:
21 Mar - 29 Apr 2011

GIVING VOICE - A History of Multicultural Arts Victoria by Paul Clarkson

GIVING VOICE - A History of Multicultural Arts Victoria by Paul Clarkson

GIVING VOICE celebrates the history of Multicultural Arts Victoria. Giving Voice was launched by The Hon. Nicholas Kotsiras - Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship and Heidi Victoria - Parliamentary Secretary for the Arts...more.
21 March 2011

Black Harmony Gathering 2011

Black Harmony Gathering 2011

The Black Harmony Gathering is now in its 7th year celebrating national Harmony Day and the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Held on the luscious banks of the Yarra River at Fairfield Amphitheatre, Melbourne celebrates the music and dance of our black brothers and sisters...more.
20 March 2011

Ballarat Harmony Fest, 2011

Ballarat Harmony Fest, 2011

Ballarat will mark Harmony Week 2011 and celebrate "All of Us" with a spectacular Harmony Fest to take place on Friday 18th March in the CBD from 5pm...more.
18 March 2011

Kutcha Edwards - yuyukatha @ The Famous Spiegel Garden

Kutcha Edwards - yuyukatha @ The Famous Spiegel Garden

In the great Aboriginal tradition, Kutcha Edwards tells his incredible life's journey through a series of songs & stories - some funny, others heartrending. Kutcha shares his experience of the Stolen Generations as seen through the eyes of someone taken from the banks of the Murrumbidgee River as a young child...more.
5 March 2011

Eulogy for the Living @ Ballarat Mining Exchange

Eulogy for the Living @ Ballarat Mining Exchange

Internationally acclaimed Tony Yap Company present the Australian premiere of Eulogy for the Living. This moving performance brings together dance theatre, moving images, installation, music and vocals to create an immersive experience within the spectacular Ballarat Mining Exchange. We the living both preserve the past and allow things to pass. We eulogise ourselves in each moment. Life goes on...more.
TYC
5 March 2011

Mix It Up! Saturday Sessions @ The Famous Spiegel Garden

Mix It Up! Saturday Sessions @ The Famous Spiegel Garden

The Mix It Up! program continues in 2011 with Saturday Sessions, a weekly celebration of musical influences from around the globe. Staged in the Famous Spiegel Garden on Saturday afternoons, the program features artists from diverse cultures in ticketed and free performances. There's also art displays, workshops, dancing and more...more.
Mix It Up
19 February - 2 April
2011

ABC Radio Nationals MUSIC DELI Songs of Australia @ Melbourne Recital Centre

ABC Radio Nationals MUSIC DELI Songs of Australia @ Melbourne Recital Centre

Multicultural Arts Victoria, Melbourne Recital Centre and ABC Radio National's Music Deli present an event highlighting some of Australia’s finest contemporary songs, together with some classic Australian ballads...more.
Music Deli
Saturday
12 Feb 2011

Pilgrimage - John Mi: Photographer @ Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery

PILGRIMAGE John Mi: Photographer @ Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery

The flourishing partnership between Multicultural Arts Victoria and the Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery unveils its latest exhibition, offering new insights into the Tibetan culture, symbols and natural landscape and further reflects the artist's deep connection to this unique land of high altitude...more.
Opening: Monday 1 Feb
1 Feb - 11 Mar 2011

Melbourne Ska Orchester - Chile Tour

Melbourne Ska Orchester - Chile Tour

Multicultural Arts Victoria is proud to be presenting Melbourne Ska Orchestra at the Santiago a Mil festival in Chile in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Arts Victoria...more.
International
26 - 30 Jan 2011

MAMBO AT THE BOWL!  Australia Day concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl - FREE EVENT

MAMBO AT THE BOWL! Australia Day concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl (Free Event)

On Wednesday 26th January, Australia Day punters will be offered a world class, Latin American concert experience, headlined by the son of The King of Mambo, Tito Puente Jr! The free concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl will run from 4-5:30pm and will be packed with exciting Latin rhythms and scintillating salsa dance performances by local and international artists...more.
Wednesday
26 Jan 2011