“It’s because of the influence of MAV and Melbourne Festival that I was able to meet other artists and interested people in [my new]work in China and in Hong Kong – and those kinds of opportunities are not normally available to an independent artist like me.
– Victoria Chiu, Melbourne Festival Ambassador

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) works with many independent artists to support the development of new Australian work. MAV’s recent artist collaborations include: the three stage Australia/Indonesia multidisciplinary film, art and community engagement project ‘Street | Life’; ‘Urat Jagat’ theatrical development, performance tour and educational workshop program in Indonesia; Yumi Umiumare’s Australia Council Fellowship PoP-Up Tearoom Series with Riza Manalo; Khue Nguyen and Minh Phan’s exhibition ‘Forty Acts of Remembering’; Paper Culture II (featuring works by Master Zhou, Zhou Bing and Philip Faulks) China tour; ‘Do You Speak Chinese?’ contemporary dance development in Hong Kong and China by Victoria Chiu; and multinational contemporary performance sister festivals Arts Island Festival (Indonesia) and MAPFest (Malaysia) by Tony Yap.