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May 2017
6.00 pm — 7.00 pm
@ South Melbourne Town Hall

Pop up Tea Room Series by Yumi Umiumare

Over the last 2 years Yumi has been experimenting on her PopUp Tearoom Series as part of her fellowship, funded by Australia Council of the Arts. This is an informal gathering for Yumi to wrap up her fellowship with a show-and-tell of her unforgettable and rich experiences, serving tea all over the globe. Free admission Tuesday 2 May, 6pm Theatrette, Ground Floor, South Melbourne Town Hall. (Enter via Fishley St) Bookings essential: yumi@yumi.com.au or call MAV 03 9188 3681 Multicultural Arts…

All Day
@ Shepparton
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EFFECTIVE GRANT WRITINGCULTURAL LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS 2017 Multicultural Arts Victoria invites culturally diverse and Indigenous artists and cultural leaders in the Goulburn Valley to participate in this series of FREE workshops in May. The workshops will provide unique opportunities to share ideas and develop skills in cultural leadership, creative enterprise and cultural management. It will also create spaces for networking with established artists and leaders, local governments and cultural sectors- discussing common issues with peers and experts. The workshops will be…

6.30 pm — 8.30 pm
@ Belles
MAV Hangout

B4UPLAY – #1 Cashflow w/ Cool Out Sun feat. Lamine Sonko + Nfa Jones

MAV has teamed up with Music Victoria to hold a series of free capacity-building workshops for emerging Victorian musicians. In a relaxed environment, the workshops are a place to network, talk with Industry legends and hear the stories of experienced professionals. Each workshop will focus on a practical topic and include a three-person panel discussing their personal journey and insights. The workshops will also showcase a unique collaborative performance by some of Melbourne’s most interesting artists. Come and join us…

7.30 pm — 10.30 pm
@ The Gasometer Hotel

Multifuturism: ReMastered Myths

Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria, Multi Futurism at The Gasometer on the 5th of May is the first in a series of events showcasing curated performances between artists and musicians representing Victoria’s multi-cultural soul. Drawing on MAV’s annual Re-mastered Myths and Visible music programs with an aim to deconstruct stereo types of what audiences may consider “World Music”, Multi Futurism brings together artists from the contemporary and traditional, the mainstream and the underground, the cerebral and the improvisational for a…

6.30 pm — 8.30 pm
@ St Albans Commmunity Centre, Brimbank

Emerge Cultural Network Gathering in Brimbank

Artists and community leaders from new, culturally diverse communities in Brimbank are invited to the Emerge Cultural Network Gathering. In partnership with the City of Brimbank, MAV invites local artists and communities to generate ideas, strengthen networks and discuss resourcing and opportunities for artistic projects. People can also share information about cultural or community events happening in the area, followed by a meal and conversation. RSVP is essential by 5pm Monday 8 May. Information and bookings,miriam.abud@multiculturalarts.com.au 9188 3681.The Emerge Cultural Network…

2.30 pm — 6.30 pm
@ South Melbourne Town Hall

City of Melbourne Arts Grants Info Sessions

The City of Melbourne and Multicultural Arts Victoria invite you to a special information session with Arts Melbourne staff on the City of Melbourne’s 2018 Arts Grants Program. Thursday 11 May, Theatrette, South Melbourne Town Hall Session 1: 2.30pm-3.30pm Session 2: 5.30pm-6.30pm Hear grant writing tips from previous assessment panellists and grant recipients, and get to know the staff and ask questions. Please view the Program Guidelines at www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/annualartsgrants Applications open on 1 May 2017 and close on 29 May…

7.30 am — 10.00 pm
@ St Albans Commmunity Centre, Brimbank

Stand-up Comedy Gala: Multicultural Arts Victoria

Multicultural Arts Victoria’s (MAV) Stand-up Comedy has some of the best comedians who call Australia home making astute observations about what it’s like to live in multicultural Australia. Join our line-up of mirth-makers as they take a hilarious and satirical poke at what makes us all so different but so much the same. MAV has evolved over four decades into one of Australia’s most important bodies for the discovery, development and promotion of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) contemporary art, heritage and cultural expression. Warning: Performances may contain strong language. Recommended for…

3.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne

Mahmoud Ahmed and Ali Birra with The JAzmaris

An electrifying celebration of Ethiopian jazz The Red Sea’s most seductive soul singer, Mahmoud Ahmed, and the king of Oromo music, Ali Birra, will join forces with Melbourne’s own Ethio-jazz band The JAzmaris, performing their respective classics as well as tributes to contemporaries from the bustling Ethiopian music scene. Undeniably Ethiopia’s most famous singer of its 1970s golden era, Mahmoud Ahmed rose to fame amid a turbulent political climate in which he did all he could to keep singing. Influenced…

1.00 pm — 7.00 pm

Emerge in the West

Emerge in the West will be on Saturday 20 May, 1pm-7pm. FREE on Nicholson St, Footscray   Emerge in the West is a partnership between Multicultural Arts Victoria, African Australian Small Business Association (AASBA), Metro West (Victoria University) and African Australian Multicultural Employment and Youth Services. Supported by the City of Maribyrnong and Federal and State Governments, Emerge in the West is a place for artists and communities to have a voice with music, spoken word, dance, craft, fashion, cultural tours, food…

June 2017
7.30 pm — 9.00 pm
@ South Melbourne Town Hall
Amataga O Le Alofa Best Of (Low Res JPEGs)-7

We are Pasefika!

Director: Asalemo Tofete Producer: Pacific Island Creative Arts Australia Inc. & Multicultural Arts Victoria Composer: Rita Seumanutafa A musical that highlights the search for ‘belonging’ within the Pacific Island community of Australia, giving hope and encouragement to those who are navigating their own cultural identities within their families, churches and community groups. The musical will showcase actors, musicians and dancers from the Melbourne Pacific Island community, including craftsmen and costume designers. Performers include: Pasefika Vitoria Choir and PICAA SKOOL Performing…

September 2017
8.00 am — 5.00 pm
@ The University of Melbourne

Peace, Empathy and Conciliation through Music: A Collaboratory

Organised by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, The University of Melbourne, in collaboration with the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts & Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, and Multicultural Arts Victoria, this collaboratory will bring together researchers, practitioners (musicians including performers, community musicians, music educators, music therapists; community development workers; social service workers; arts organisation delegates), and arts and community policymakers to share ideas around the ways that music is used to develop peace,…

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