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Sankofa (Return and Get It)

Sankofa (Return and Get It)

Asanti Dance Theatre presents the new afro-contemporary dance work a visceral and uplifting new work by Australia's leading African dancer/chorepgrapher, Appiah Annan...more.
14, 15 Dec @ Malthouse
20 Dec @ Drum Theatre
2012

Anti-Hate Campaign Launch - to tackle hate head on

Anti-Hate Campaign Launch - to tackle hate head on

Karen Toohey, Acting Commissioner Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission and Jill Morgan, CEO Multicultural Arts Victoria, invite you to the launch on International Human Rights Day presenting the performance of Couch World...more.
10 December 2012

Rights @ the Round Table - A public youth forum on human rights

Rights @ the Round Table - A public youth forum on human rights

A youth driven forum that provides a creative space for culturally diverse youth expression and celebration...more.
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8 December 2012

Walk for Human Rights - a main gate of locomotion for Human Rights

Walk for Human Rights - a main gate of locomotion for Human Rights

Get up and walk for human rights! We invite you walk with us for human rights along the Yarra from the Arts Centre Hamer Hall to Signal...more.
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8 December 2012

Couch World: Human rights, contemporary art, youth voices @ Signal

Couch World: Human rights, contemporary art, youth voices @ Signal

For four days of summer, a living art display will pop up as an outdoor 'living room' at Signal. Featuring several couches transformed on-site by street, visual and installation artists inspired by young people and their thoughts on human rights. Be ready to experience firsthand traditional street art, environmental art plus video and sound scapes...more.
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7-10 December 2012

Talk, Sit, Walk and Spray Out Talk, Sit, Walk and Spray Out @ Arts Centre Melbourne and Signal

Talk, Sit, Walk and Spray Out @ Arts Centre Melbourne and Signal

This year Human Rights Day is on Monday December 10 and Multicultural Arts Victoria will recognize and celebrate this day over four days in different ways giving oath to the voices of the young people...more.
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7-10 December 2012

Fresh Mob2 Album Launch

Fresh Mob2 Album Launch

This collective of young diverse artists launch their self-titled compilation hip hop album with a massive live performance as the support act for local sensations Fly Bz at the iconic Suzuki Night Market...more.
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Wednesday 28 November 2012

ReMastered Myths

ReMastered Myths

A series of four unique collaborations paying respect to ancient musical roots amongst a culturally interwoven environment...more.
Fridays
Nov 23rd 2012, Dec 21st 2012,
Jan 18th 2013 & Feb 15th 2013

Burundian Hip Hop Duo FlyBz release debut album Just Passing Through

Burundian Hip Hop Duo FlyBz release debut album Just Passing Through

Made up of young emcees Clik Fablice and G-Strom, FlyBz have combined forces with acclaimed producer Ptero_Stylus (Diafrix) for the production, refining their skills as quality lyric writers and beat-makers...more.
Thursday 22 November 2012

Visible in a New World Conference @ AWME 2012

Visible in a New World Conference @ AWME 2012

A conference discussing opportunities for new arrival musicians as part of the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME) 2012...more.
Visible
18 November 2012

Emerge in Brimbank Festival 2012

Emerge in Brimbank Festival 2012

The inaugural Emerge in Brimbank Festival will be an exciting family festival day welcoming a wave of amazing new cultures and talents from refugee and emerging multicultural communities who have made Brimbank their home in recent years...more.
Emerge
Sunday 18 November 2012

Visible Seven Album Release

Visible Seven Album Release

A compilation album featuring the sounds of multicultural Melbourne, launched at Visible in a New World conference @ the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME) 2012...more.
Visible
18 November 2012

The Suzuki Night Market - Free

2012-13 Suzuki Night Market Season

The Suzuki Night Market on Wednesday nights throughout summer, presents some of Melbourne's best world music ensembles & dance artists on two stages between 5.00-10pm every Wednesday. It's the place to be this summer for weird and wonderful wares (200+ stalls), world food, world music & Bars...more.
Wednesdays
14 Nov 2012 - 27 Feb 2013

Abaji

Abaji

French composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, ABAJI will perform a one-off, live concert at the Corner Hotel on Wed 7 November...more.
Wednesday 7 Nov 2012

The 7arakat Conference: Theatre, Cultural Diversity and Inclusion 2012

The 7arakat Conference: Theatre, Cultural Diversity and Inclusion 2012

Presented by La Trobe University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, this conference explores the practice, research and advocacy in the performing arts with a particular focus on Palestinian Theatre, Arab/Australian Theatre, and Applied Theatre with refugee/migrant groups...more.
Fri 2 & Sat 3 Nov 2012

Agung Gunawan Masterclasses - Artist Residency

Agung Gunawan Masterclasses - Artist Residency

Agung Gunawan will give two masterclasses in Melbourne in late October. Agung will draw on his extensive training in Central Javanese classical dance and his own individual contemporary approach...more.
Sat 27 & Sun 28 Oct 2012

Ten Things for Ten Year Olds to do for Ten Minutes @ Federation Square

Ten Things for Ten Year Olds to do for Ten Minutes @ Federation Square

From community arts events to major sporting moments, Federation Square has a lot to celebrate as it approaches its TEN YEAR BIRTHDAY. Come along and participate in a multicultural smorgasbord of interesting cultural activities aimed at ten year olds, their families and friends. ...more.
Sat 27 Oct 2012

igniting imagination - Fault Lines Dance Workshop @ Melbourne Festival

igniting imagination - Fault Lines Dance Workshop @ Melbourne Festival

A performance and dance workshop with Fault Lines choreographer and director, Sara Brodie as well as members of Leshan Song and Dance Troupe involving Melbourne's leading performance and dance artists from diverse communities and cultural backgrounds...more.
12 Oct 2012

igniting imagination - No Child Drama Workshop @ Melbourne Festival

igniting imagination - No Child Drama Workshop @ Melbourne Festival

A performance and drama workshop with NILAJA SUN, renowned writer and performer from North America involving Melbourne's leading actors / writers from diverse communities and cultural backgrounds...more.
12 Oct 2012

Festival Ambassadors - Igniting Imagination @ Melbourne Festival

Festival Ambassadors - Igniting Imagination @ Melbourne Festival

This year's Melbourne Festival offers once again new and exciting artistic experiences that bring Melbourne's diverse communities to the Festival experience: a common spirit that ignites imagination! ...more.
11 - 27 Oct 2012

Grobak Padi (Australia/Indonesia) @ Melbourne Festival

Grobak Padi (Australia/Indonesia) @ Melbourne Festival

An intimate exchange between cultures and cities through a multimedia fusion of food, film and dance, Grobak Padi is a little piece of Java manifested in the heart of Melbourne...more.
Wed 17 - Sun 21 Oct 2012

DasSHOKU SHAKE! - A Japanese Australian Butoh Cabaret Extravaganza

DasSHOKU SHAKE! - A Japanese Australian Butoh Cabaret Extravaganza

A Japanese Australian Butoh Cabaret Extravaganza by Yumi Umiumare with Theatre Gumbo & local and international Artists. Be ready to get lost in this funky cross cultural emo shake up!..more.
27 September - 7 October 2012

Living cultures of China @ The Arts Centre

Living cultures of China @ The Arts Centre

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Australia-China Diplomatic Relations, the China National Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble will perform for the first time in Australia a fascinating showcase of the living cultures of this vast land...more.
Thursday 27th September 2012
Melaka Arts & Performance Festival 2012

Melaka Arts & Performance Festival 2012 (Malaysia)

MAPFest is developing a strong reputation for bringing leading Malaysian, Australian and international artists together in performances and exhibitions throughout Melaka's stunning heritage precinct, including the majestic ruins of St Paul's Church...more.
tyc
International
21, 23 & 23 September 2012

Urban Spaces @ Steps Gallery

Urban Spaces @ Steps Gallery

Polish Art Foundation in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria invite all art lovers and their guests to the official launch of the latest thematic exhibition entitled 'Urban Spaces'. 'Urban Spaces' is a unique exhibition focusing on the interpretation of urban space in any media...more.
Friday 24th August 2012

Celebrate the Ukrainian Spirit - Ukraine's National Day 
@ Federation Square

Celebrate the Ukrainian Spirit - Ukraine's National Day @ Federation Square

A whirlwind of cossack dancing, a feast of Ukrainian song, intricate and beuatiful Ukrainian folk art including pysanky (easter eggs) and embroidery demonstrations, workshops and exhibitions...more.
Sunday 19th August 2012

Emerald Hill cultural Precinct Open Day

Emerald Hill cultural Precinct Open Day

Multicultural Arts Victoria relocated to the South Melbourne Town Hall early this year and on Sunday 19th August we're participating in the Emerald Hill Cultural Precinct Open Day. A number of Arts and cultural organisations in the Emerald Hill Cultural Precinct will throw open their doors for a day of arts, entertainment and family fun...more.
Sunday 19th August 2012

Emerge Hubs Consultations

Emerge Hubs Consultations

Multicultural Arts Victoria is hosting a series of consultations for artists and community leaders from new emerging and refugee, culturally diverse communities in several of our established hubs and in potential new areas that have expressed an interest in the Hubs program...more.
Emerge
6-28 August 2012

Emerge @ Drum Theatre Main Event

Emerge @ Drum Theatre Main Event

Emerge @ Drum Theatre Main Event will be held on Saturday July 21s in and around Drum Theatre, Dandenong, with many exciting diverse events being held over 2 stages, a vibrant market place, cultural workshops, childrenls activities, a cultural trail and delicious food from all corners of the globe...more.
Emerge
Saturday 21 July 2012

Heartlands Refugee Fine Art Prize @ Walker St Gallery, Dandenog

Heartlands Refugee Fine Art Prize @ Walker St Gallery, Dandenog

Now in its third year, Heartlands 2012 Exhibition features paintings, drawings, mixed media and photographic works by refugee artists entered in the Heartlands Refugee Art Prize...more.
Emerge
Opening: Thursday 5th July 2012
Exhibition: 5 July - 28th July 2012

Emerge Film and Arts Festival

Emerge Film and Arts Festival

In response to the influx of talented, young and emerging film makers from culturally diverse communities across Victoria, MAV is excited to include the inaugural Emerge Film Festival into the greater Emerge Festival program...more.
Emerge
Tuesday 3 July
Wednesday 4 July
Thursday 5 July 2012

Fresh Mob 2 @ The Arts Centre

Fresh Mob 2 @ The Arts Centre

Fresh Mob is a music mentoring program for young people looking to build skills in beat production, lyrical storytelling and song development. Come solo or bring a crew!..more.
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Every Monday from 2 July - Nov 2012

Nkumba Rumba

Nkumba Rumba

A series of spectacular multi-artform performances, Nkumba Rumba kicks off with a celebration of Democratic Republic of Congo Independence Day...more.
Emerge
Sunday 1 July 2012

Ubuzima Bushasha Burundi Film Project Screening @ ACMI & Independence Day Celebrations

Ubuzima Bushasha Burundi Film Project Screening @ ACMI & Independence Day Celebrations

The ingoma drum, traditionally a symbol of power for the Burundi Community of Victoria will roll in the launch of Ubuzima Bushasha Project...more.
Emerge
Saturday 30 June 2012

Arts Island Festival 2012 - Indonesia

Arts Island Festival 2012 - Indonesia

The Arts Island Festival (Indonesia) is an artist-led independent initiative in Indonesia, created and directed by dancer Agung Gunawan that has been supported by Multicultural Arts Victoria over the past three years along with tyc...more.
tyc
25 June, 28 June, 1 July 2012

Don't be left out in the CALD! Aritist Development Workshops

Don't be left out in the CALD! Aritist Development Workshops

There's no way to succeed in an industry that you don't understand! They will also provide a valuable networking opportunity with industry experts and other local artists...more.
Emerge
Saturdays &
Wednesdays
23 June - 28 July

Visible Music Sessions @ Melbourne Recital Centre

Visible Music Sessions @ Melbourne Recital Centre

Starting in June, monthly concerts in the Salon at the Melbourne Recital Centre will showcase the extraordinary talents of the producers and mentors who have shared their time and expertise with Visible participants over the past six years...more.
Emerge
Thursday 21st June;
Wednesday 18th July;
Thursday 16th August;
Tuesdy 12th September;

Emerge Festival 2012 Main Event @ Fitroy Town Hall

Emerge Festival 2012 Main Event @ Fitroy Town Hall

Be part of this massive cultural celebration as the magnificent Fitzroy Town Hall opens its doors for a feelgood street party guaranteed to get your hips shaking. Napier Street will be closed off for an all day block party with three stages of nonstop world music and a vibrant cultural marketplace...more.
Emerge
Sunday 17 June 2012

International Festival of Literatures & Translation (IFLIT 2012)

International Festival of Literatures & Translation (IFLIT 2012)

An inspiring three day free event full of poetry from all over the world, Japanese music, debate on the art of translation, and extraordinary insights into ancient texts...more.
Friday 15 June -
Sunday 17 June 2012

Hope in Settlement - A Creative Refugee Week Performance @ fortyfivedownstairs

Hope in Settlement - A Creative Refugee Week Performance @ fortyfivedownstairs

When refugees settle in Australia there is an emphasis on taking care of the essentials - food, housing, education and employment. Yet refugees also need resilience, courage and hope to face the challenges of settlement...more.
Emerge
Wednesday 13 June 2012

Sundanese Literary World

Sundanese Literary World

Poetry in Melbourne leaded by one of the most well-known contemporary Sundanese poets: Godi Suwarna and a series of unique performances and activities for Melbourne audiences celebrating the Sundanese literary world...more.
11 - 24 June 2012

Heartlands Refugee Fine Art Prize @ fortyfivedownstairs

Heartlands Refugee Fine Art Prize @ fortyfivedownstairs

Now in its third year, Heartlands 2012 Exhibition features paintings, drawings, mixed media and photographic works by refugee artists entered in the Heartlands Refugee Art Prize...more.
Emerge
Opening: Tuesday 5th June 2012
Exhibition: 5 - 16 June 2012

Reerguuraa (The Nomad) @ Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery

Reerguuraa (The Nomad) @ Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery

Reer-Guuraa, or The Nomad, explores the culture, landscape and nomad life of Somalia. The exhibition will feature the works of two renowned Somali artists Adam Jama Ganei and Abdiqadir Ahmed, who have both been displaced from their homelands due to the prolonged Somali civil war...more.
Emerge
Opening: Friday 1 June 2012
Exhibition: 1-28 June 2012
Emerge Festival 2012

Emerge Festival 2012

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
June 1st - July 31st 2012

First Drafts for 15 Movies - Exhibition by Luis Bayonas @ Collingwood Gallery

First Drafts for 15 Movies - Exhibition by Luis Bayonas @ Collingwood Gallery

I'm showing 15 oils on board and 6 life drawings. Some are recent, some not so recent, but the thing they've got in common is that they've been painted during the shoot of "Dancing Cows" and "Adios", now in postproduction...more.
Opening: Friday 25 May 2012
Exhibition: Fri 25 May - Thurs 7 June 2012

Human Rights Arts & Film Festival

Human Rights Arts & Film Festival

In its fifth year, HRAFF continues to provide a shared site whereby artists, human rights organisations and the Australian public are united in their desire to contribute to social change. For eleven days in Melbourne...more.
16-27 May 2012

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

Hopak in the Park - Ukrainian 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 28 April 2012

Regional Victoria Living Expo @ Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre

Regional Victoria Living Expo @ Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre

The Regional Living Expo, is aimed at providing Melbourne residents and businesses with all the information they need when considering relocating to regional and rural Victoria, including promotion of specific job and career opportunities...more.
27-29 April 2012

Emerge on the Goulburn Festival 2012

Emerge on the Goulburn Festival 2012

Emerge on the Goulburn Festival is a unique festival presenting the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Greater Shepparton. Be delighted by the music, dance, storytelling, visual arts, film, exotic foods, ancient and crafts and ceremonies happening at the main event on Saturday, with special guest appearance form Australian aboriginal singer, songwriter Shellie Morris...more.
20-22 April 2012
Main Event: Saturday 21 April

Juan Luis Guerra and 4.40 - A son de Guerra in Melbourne

Juan Luis Guerra and 4.40 - A son de Guerra in Melbourne

Juan Luis Guerra is one of the most iconic and representative musicians in the Latin community, for many years he has been touring the world and now he and his famous 4.40 band are coming to Australia...more.
Friday 20 April 2012

Multicultural Arts Victoria Open House!

Multicultural Arts Victoria Open House!

Stefan Romaniw OAM Chair of Multicultural Arts Victoria invites you as our guest for drinks and cultural surprises to warm our new home in South Melbourne Town Hall (RSVP esential)...more.
Thursday 5 April 2012

Wantok Stori Film Screening - Fundraiser Event

Wantok Stori Film Screening - Fundraiser Event

Screening of "Pacific Stories" - 8 short films written & directed by Australian Pacific Islanders. Traditional Solomon Islands dance performances by members of the Solomon Islands Victorian Association. Enter the raffle to win some great Island style prizes!..more.
Friday 30 March 2012

Rasa Sayang - Tony Yap Company @ Blacktown Arts Centre (Sydney)

Rasa Sayang - Tony Yap Company @ Blacktown Arts Centre (Sydney)

Rasa Sayang is an immersive, poetic and affecting work featuring dance, original music and visual arts installation...more.
Thursday 29 & Friday 30
March 2012
Open Tuesday-Saturday

Viva Victoria @ Federation Square

Viva Victoria @ Federation Square

With three stages of performances, kids' activities, a dance stage, and much, much more - Viva Victoria promises to entertain and amaze as Cultural Diversity Week kicks off. This year's festival features three stages and a stellar line up of some of Australia's finest multicultural acts...more.
25 March 2012

Turkish Pazar Festival

Turkish Pazar Festival

The 5th Queen Victoria Market will transform the market into a traditional "Turkish Pazar". The Festival is organized by the Moreland Turkish Association...more.
25 March 2012

Getting Lost in Niugini Talk @ Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery

Getting Lost in Niugini Talk @ Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery

An illustrated talk about people, life, art, nature & change in West Papua & Papua New Guinea through the lens of Robert Hewat...more.
24 March 2012

Bilums of Paradise workshop @ Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery

Bilums of Paradise workshop @ Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery

A practical workshop in the art of string making, knitting & weaving New Guinea String Bags...more.
17 March 2012

Black Harmony Gathering 2012

Black Harmony Gathering 2012

For the 8th year running, the annual Black Harmony Gathering brings together Indigenous and culturally diverse dance and music artists in a free Yarra-side concert held at the Fairfield Amphitheatre. It's an afternoon of free entertainment, promoting racial harmony and celebrating both the first nations of Australia alongside some of the newest arrivals. There'll be cultural foods available as well as entertainment for the kids...more.
18 March 2012

Music for the People 2012

Music for the People 2012

Music for the People takes the Brunswick Music Festival opening event to an exciting new outdoor location. So pack a picnic, gather family and friends and come along to enjoy this FREE celebration of cultural riches on the lush lawns of the picturesque Shore Reserve in Pascoe Vale South. Don't forget your dancing shoes!..more.
Saturday 25 February 2012

Heartlands Refugee Fine Art Prize Winner's Solo Exhibition

Heartlands Refugee Fine Art Prize Winner's Solo Exhibition

Artist Ma Late, winner of the 2011 Heartlands Refugee Fine Art Prize, will bring her first solo exhibition to the Point Nepean National Park from 16 February - 15 April 2012. Originally from Burma, Ma Late spent twenty years in a refugee camp in Thailand before arriving in Australia...more.
Opening: 16 February 2012
Exhibition: 16 February- 15 April 2012

Paradisaea Papuana @ Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery

Paradisaea Papuana @ Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery

Presenting traditional and contemporary art from Papua New Guinea and West Papua, Paradisea Papuana draws inspiration and materials from the Paradisaea birds and other elements of the rich flora and fauna of the Island of New Guinea...more.
Opening: 15 February 2012
Exhibition: 13 February-30 March 2012

Saturday Sessions: Music from Around the Globe

Saturday Sessions: Music from Around the Globe

Spend your Saturday afternoons at the Famous Spiegeltent and enjoy the myriad of cross-cultural melodies on offer. What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than listening to the finest, funkiest, toe tapping tunes influenced by traditions, cultures and places from around the globe?...more.
From Saturday 11 February
until Saturday 21 April 2012

Ballarat Harmony Fest 2012

Ballarat Harmony Fest 2012

Harmony Fest is on again and will this year be held on Friday 10 February. Come along and enjoy a cultural celebration featuring world music, dance, craft market, Doorie market, activities and international food...more.
Friday 10 February 2012

Fairfield Summer Concert Series 2012

Fairfield Summer Concert Series 2012

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than kicking back on the banks of the Yarra River watching the finest world music and cultural dances by artists from neighbouring countries around the globe? Ease out of each weekend with an afternoon at the Fairfield Amphitheatre enjoying the myriad of diverse yet local talent on offer...more.
Every Sunday in February 2012

The Piers Festival @ Port Melbourne

The Piers Festival @ Port Melbourne

The Piers Festival will bring the Port Melbourne piers precinct to life with a spectacular display of music, dance, food, historical displays, the tall ship Enterprize and more. This wonderful display of Melbourne's diversity will link in with Victoria's Australia Day activities and highlight the state's rich history of migration...more.
Saturday 28 January 2012

Celtic Ceilidh @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl - A traditional Gaelic social gathering

Celtic Ceilidh @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl - A traditional Gaelic social gathering

A spectacular celebration of Celtic culture, the concert will be packed with powerful Celtic rhythms, stunning contemporary melodies and dynamic dance performances by local and international artistsa spectacular celebration of Celtic culture, headlined by ARIA Award winner and Australian Idol winner, Damien Leith...more.
Thursday 26 January 2012

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