“…cultural diversity creates a rich and varied world, which increases the range of choices and nurtures human capacities and values, and therefore is a mainspring for sustainable development for communities, peoples and nations.”
- UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions 2005
Multicultural Arts Victoria has developed an artistic program to bridge and create a framework through which parts of the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 can be delivered in practical terms. It supports and embraces the objectives of the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, which states the need to create the conditions for cultures to flourish and freely interact in a mutually beneficial manner. MAV’s annual program aims to inspire new and diverse audiences, discourse and innovative forms of expression. It cultivates diversity in the arts ecology to in turn challenge, reflect, engage, investigate, and welcome the broad range of cultures and communities that define Australia.