John Cain

The Hon John Cain, former Premier of Victoria (1982-1990)

(appointed May 2010)

“I want to congratulate MAV’s efforts and honour these three decades of hard work by supporting Multicultural Arts Victoria, a vibrant organisation working arduously to foster acceptance and understanding of our cultural diversity both locally and internationally.
– Hon John Cain

“Multicultural Arts Victoria is committed to pursuing social justice for minorities and disadvantaged communities, it’s an honour to have Hon John Cain’s support for our future and strategic development.”
– Stefan Romaniw OAM, MAV Board Chairman (2001-2016)

“It is an absolute honour and a testament to all the creativity and cultural activity of the communities and artists associated with MAV to have the Hon. John Cain as the inaugural Patron of MAV. He has been a strong advocate for social justice in Victoria. We look forward to John’s contribution to strengthening Multicultural Arts Victoria”
– Jill Morgan AM, MAV CEO

Jason Yeap

Jason Yeap OAM

(appointed June 2014)

“It is a great privilege and honour to advocate for MAV because of its mission to reach out to the new arrivals to this country through innovative cultural engagements. It has brought better understanding and respect for all in Australia. Any advocacy for MAV that advances its mission is very essential and personally satisfying.
– Jason Yeap OAM

“Jason is an inspiration and mentor in striving to bring diverse art forms to the broader Australian community. He has a passion and walks the talk.”
– Stefan Romaniw OAM, MAV Board Chairman (2001-2016)

“As we move towards an election it is important that our Patron’s lead the campaign charge to garner support from both sides of government to ensure commitments of increased support for MAV, the only organisation of its kind in Victoria to support work specifically by culturally and linguistically divers artists and communities. It must be nurtured and valued.”
– Jill Morgan AM, MAV CEO

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Ted Baillieu

(appointed March 2016)

The history and essence of Victoria is steeped in cultures drawn from across the world.  Since the days of Victoria’s Gold Rush, the contribution of the arts has been treasured and nurtured.  Multicultural Arts Victoria continues to draw out the magic, music, minds and passion of our most multicultural and most creative State.  I am delighted to join other MAV Patrons in encouraging the growth of Multicultural Arts Victoria.

- Ted Baillieu

MAV is pleased to have another high profile and committed advocate for the Arts in a Multicultural Victoria  in Ted Baillieu. Ted will bring further strength to MAV as an advocate, mentor and visionary.”

- Stefan Romaniw OAM, MAV Board Chairman (2001-2016)

“Ted Baillieu has championed the arts as former Premier and Minster of the Arts and is passionate about our diversity contributing to the State of Victoria. It is an honour to have his support in the development and future of MAV.”
– Jill Morgan AM, MAV CEO

MAV acknowledges our past patron:

Malcolm Fraser

The Late Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser AC CH GCL PC, former Prime Minister of Australia (1975-1983)

(appointed June 2011 – March 2015)

“We should be proud of our record as a migrant nation and we will be made stronger by diversity. I want to support the outstanding and important work of Multicultural Arts Victoria, a vibrant organisation working in the arts to foster acceptance and understanding of our cultural diversity both locally and internationally through the arts.
– Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser AC CH GCL PC

“It was an honour to have Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser’s support – his reforms on refugees, multiculturalism, services to immigrants, and human rights are the things he was most passionate about.”
– Stefan Romaniw OAM, MAV Board Chairman (2001-2016)

“Malcolm Fraser has been a strong advocate for social justice in Australia and internationally. We are thankful for his contribution to strengthening our community and Multicultural Arts Victoria. Australia has lost a great leader, ambassador and upholder of human rights. He will be missed by many. It was a privilege to have his support. Vale!”
– Jill Morgan AM, MAV CEO