music dance theatre visual arts film new media MAV f o l i o 55 a g uide to the ar ts victori l arts multi cultura Inside: P.2 Music – PENTEKOSTARION – Nadia Elbana – Listings P.3 Dance – The Light in the Shadow – CHIKA – at Dancehouse P.4 Word – Lella Cariddi – World Poetry P.5 Visual Arts – Joe Maselwa Malatji – Belonging – What’s On P.6-7 What else – Grants P.8 Editorial Sutueal – Page 5 MAV folio February – March 2005 Etienne Dinanga of Vox Congo Black Harmony Koori Youth Will Shake Spears" Prayer Bells - PENTEKOSTARION Music Presented by MAV in partnership with the Antipodes Festival listings The Union House Theatre, Wed 23 Mar, 7pm Black Harmony, Fairfield Park Amphitheatre, Heidelberg Rd Fairfield Sun 20 IHOS Opera; Composer - Constantine Koukias; Conductor - Peter Taplin, Mar 2-6pm Free concert of Indigenous, African and Islander musicians including with the voices of Cantores Sumus, prepared by Stephen Grant and John Nadia Elbana, Kutcha Edwards, Vox Congo, Richard Frankland and more. Info: MAV Stinson. A choral work for 3 solo cantors: Hebrew, Greek and Latin; a 9417 6777 chorus of 8 male voices with digital delay and a quarter tone set of 61 Prayer Bells, IHOS Opera Union House Theatre, Melbourne University, Wed 23 specially crafted handbells. The 61 bells were specially commissioned Mar, 7pm. Tickets: $15/22 Pre sale $20. Bookings: MAV 9417 6777 and cast for the Centenary of Federation and were used in the premiere of the piece during the Federation Festival in Melbourne in 2001. Afro Beats Festival, Federation Square, Melbourne Sat 5 Feb 10am-10pm Free concerts of music from sub Saharan Africa. Pentekostarion is divided into 21 prayers, some of which are performed See www.melbourneafrobeats.com.au by bells alone. The work is based on heterophony, as opposed to polyphony or harmony. This means that the melody or chant is used to ANZ Seniors Week Multicultural Concerts: featuring Ileana Posas & create a harmonic accompaniment and structure to the chant. Produced Andy Price, Marcello & Paulina D'Amico, Kavisha Mazzella & Irini Vela, Kutcha by IHOS Opera (Tas) and touring nationally as part of the Australia Square Council Edwards, the Stiletto Sisters and more. Presented by the Ethnic Community Beats– Azucar Council's kultour program. of Victoria. Geelong Thur 17 Mar, 12pm-1.30pm Geelong Performing Arts Centre $2 Booking Info: Multicultural Arts Victoria 9417 6777 5225 1200 Frankston Tue 15 Mar, 11.30am-1pm Frankston Arts Centre $2 Bookings 9784 1060 Co-presented by Frankston City Council. Darebin Wed 16 Mar, 2.30pm-4pm Darebin Arts Centre $2 Bookings 9416 8933 Nadia Elbana Alpha Blondy and the Solar System, Metro Nightclub, 20 Bourke St Nadia Elbana is a singer, musician and writer from Sudan. In Khartoum, Melbourne. Wed 9 Mar 8pm. Bookings: 136 100 Ticketmaster7 she wrote regular monthly columns for the Sudan Culture Magazine and the magazine of the National Council for Arts and Letters; she worked as Womadelaide, Botanic Park, Adelaide, Mar 4-6. Featuring Daara J, Kronos a cultural researcher and oral folklore literature collector; and she Quartet, Lo'Jo, Silvia Entcheva, George Rrurrambu & much more. Tickets 1300 30 prepared radio programs for community education. She has also worked 40 72 and studied extensively in Khartoum, Cairo, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and India in family planning and social work. In particular, she has developed Port Fairy Folk Festival, 11-14 Mar, Port Fairy, Victoria. Featuring Draoicht, programs of skills development for rural women, education, training and Janis Ian, Jali Buba Kuyateh, Raga Bliss & more. Tickets 03 55682227 recreational programs, writing, and conducting symposiums. In Australia, World Music at the Amphitheatre, Fairfield Park, Heidelberg Rd Fairfield. she is highly regarded as a performer and community leader. She Free concert series Sundays in Feb 5-7:30pm. Enquiries: the Boite 9417 1983 or performed at the 2004 Refugee www.boite.asn.au & Asylum Seekers Festival, and will be performing at Black Global Sounds At Sunset, Melbourne Museum Nicholson St Carlton. Harmony Day on March 20, Saturdays in February 5:30pm. Enquiries www.boite.asn.au Tickets: 13 11 02 along with Koori Youth Will Shake Spears, Kutcha Edwards, Richard Brunswick Music Festival, 3-20 Mar. Various venues in City of Moreland. Frankland, Vox Congo, Asiko, the Artists including Adel Salameh, Tony McManus, Jackie Orszaczky Trio, Lisa Miller, Dambai Dancers and more: at Kevin Welch & more. Info: 9387 3376 or www.brunswickmusicfestival.com.au Fairfield Amphitheatre, Cultural Diversity Week Gala Dinner for Parliamentarians. Melbourne Heidelberg Rd (see listings) Exhibition & Convention Centre, Southbank Fri 18 Mar 6pm. Featuring Chollo Dance Group, Los Romanticos, Jasna Dolic, Radio Rhythm Orchestra, Chinese Youth Society. Info: MAV 9417 6777 opportunities The JB Seed - New grants program for musicians Australian musician John Butler has established a new annual grants program, with specific categories for TPV holders and social activists, as well as professional MAV folio development and marketing. Info: www.thejbseed.com Page2 The Light in the Shadow Dance The Light in the Shadow A Dance Collaboration between Malaysian RiverGrass Dance Theatre and Australian “-” Butoh Company towards a performance for the 1st Malaysian Dance Festival 2005. Mew Chang Tsing (artistic director, RiverGrass) and Tony Yap and his artistic team have been in dialogue for the past 12 months on the idea of Light in the Shadow. As a result Tony and his artistic team have been invited to collaborate with Mew’s RiverGrass Dance Company. The Australian artists include musicians Madeleine Flynn, Tim Humphrey, and dancers Ben Rogan and Simon Ellis, and from Malaysia, two dancers and an actor. The Light in the Shadow is a dance installation inspired by the greater and lesser signs of decay of the angel as described in a Buddhist text. Looking at the metaphoric meanings and translating them into movements and into an at Dancehouse architectural installation, The Light in the Shadow will be a journey of how - 150 Princes St, North Carlton VIC 3054 Ph: 03 9347 2860 one sees dying and the ideals of dying. The dance will be drawn from Butoh and contemporary western styles - including Butoh and Malaysian Dancehouse will launch its 2005 dance calendar, major programs and new shamanistic trance practce. brand on Wednesday 16 February at 11am. This collaboration hopes to bring the dancers/performers and musicians from Delivering a program that draws upon the talent of local and international both countries into an exchange of skills and ideas to create a performance artists the program offers a range of artists the opportunity to develop and that challenges boundaries of the present dance practice. showcase new works. Melbourne audiences will most probably be able to see The Light in the 'In delivering this program, says Dianne Reid, Artistic Director, I have Shadow later in the year. sought to bring an innovative and exciting mix of performance that will engage, entertain and challenge.' The program for 2005 includes: CHIKA The Dance Card - A live mix of dance, sound and light. A Documentary Performance - by Mayu Kanamori Ten solo artists over ten nights, each evening presents a different mix of In association with ABC Radio National local, interstate and international soloists. Five artists per performance. Directed by Malcolm Blaylock Five dancers sit as a part of the audience to wait their turn to perform. The Lighting Design by Keith Tucker first dancer takes to the floor, performing in conversation with the live Musical Direction & Composition by Tom Fitzgerald accompaniment and the close proximity of the audience. Each offers a With Yumi Umiumare, Satsuki Odamura, Anne Norman, Toshinori Sakamoto glimpse of a particular character, a physical and emotional trace, before At The C.U.B. Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank leaving the floor for the next soloist to enter. For an audience, the intimacy 23 – 26 February 8pm (Sat mat 2pm) of watching at close hand combined with being able to see others Bookings: 9685 5111, Tics: $25/$15 experiencing the same thing is a unique and exciting dance experience. CHIKA is a multi layered production utilising documentary images and 10-minute dance solos, performed with an overlay of improvised, live, interviews, archival video, original music and choreography. It is sound and light, by Bob Eisen (New York), Helena Yuk (Korea), Vicky Kapo contemporary story telling, crossing the disciplines of journalism, visual and (New Zealand), Alice Cummins, (NSW), Kimberley McIntyre (NSW), Tim performing arts, incorporating live music, dance, and narration, projected Harvey (Vic), Sheridan Lang (Vic), Bronwyn Ritchie (Vic), Luke Hockley (Vic), images and recorded voices. It is a documentary performance telling the Sela Kiek (Vic). story of a Japanese woman who spent a decade in Australian jails for a The Dance Card from 9 - 20 Mar, Wed - Sat, 8.00pm, Sun 5pm. Tics: crime she has always insisted she did not commit. $15.00/$10.00 Bookings: 9347 2860 MAV folio Page3 Word 2005 Melbourne Emerging Writers' Festival Fri - Sun, 6-8 May, Victoria Hotel, Melbourne The 2nd annual Emerging Writers' Festival, presented by Express Media in conjunction with the Victorian Writers' Centre, in the art deco splendour of Melbourne's centrally located Victoria Hotel. Writers from 16 to 60 talk about their work. Panels, readings, workshops, forums and trade fairs covering everything from poetry to prose, screenplays to weblogs, and journalism to zines. Share your experiences with editors, publishers, agents, and your fellow writers. Lella Cariddi Contact/Bookings: Express Media, Richard Watts, Artistic Director, Lella Cariddi is a freelance writer, literary editor, screenwriter, and community development practitioner. She has undertaken (03) 9326 8367 or email firstname.lastname@example.org extensive ethnographic research on the life of immigrant women in Australia since the early seventies. The profile of the life of immigrant women, frequently inform her prose, poetry, and World Poetry screenwriting. She has pioneered a number of creative arts This is the name under which the former Australian Association for projects and community writing projects, and three of her projects the Promotion of Poetry in Translation now operates. have received grants from the Australia Council for the Arts. Her creative and ethnographic writings have been published in many Our survey of translators and of poets writing in languages other than publications and anthologies including, The Australian Womens' English is progressing well. To date we have had over 50 poets and Book review 1994, The Health of Immigrant Women 1995, translators registering with us. The languages represented are: Swyntex 1999 and Across the Margin 2000. She has edited indigenous Australian languages, Arabic, Assyrian, Chinese, Dutch, and/or co-edited several professional and literary publications, and French, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kurdish, the vast body of her creative work has been profiled in several Malay, Polish, Slovak, Spanish, Russian, Tamil and Vietnamese. There mainstream publications, including Beyond The Glass Ceiling is a lot happening out there! The deadline for answering the survey is Collins Dove, 1993 and in Healthy Women Choice Books, 2001. Since 2004, together with Janna Hilbrink, under the auspices of 28 February, so if there are any readers still interested in registering MAV, Lella has been undertaking the pioneering work needed to (or know of someone who might be), please ring (03) 9486 8483 for establish the Festival of Poetry in Translation to be held at the a survey form to be sent. Centre for Ideas in Melbourne, on 12, 13, 14 Aug 2005. The preparations for our inaugural festival In Other Words, to be held Pomegranate Lips the weekend of 12, 13 and 14 Aug 2005, are well under way. The themes of the festival are Language, Place and Identity. Mother's heaving breast-bone is a dome roofing corroded arteries. Funding for the survey and for community consultations was received With each fillet of pain she draws a long cough, from the Victorian Multicultural Commission. We also received a grant a ball of phlegm loosens from its moorings. from the City of Melbourne for promotion and publicity and are in the The ward manager, a vulture in flight throes of preparing submissions to go to other funding bodies. We with a mobile in each hand, exits the lift, are very pleased to announce that we are working in close kinks an eyelid, draws me to her and demands: partnership with the Centre for Ideas at the Victorian College of the “Has your mother had the last rites?” Then Arts and we greatly appreciate the continued support from our turns, fixes an angry stare on a subordinate, auspice body, Multicultural Arts Victoria. and declares: “I'm desperate to free-up a bed tonight.” Authors: Janna Hilbrink and Lella Cariddi At dusk, swathed in gardenia scented sheets, the woman who crossed the ocean to preserve her marriage, moistens her pomegranate lips and holds court with inconsolable grand-children. Go home darlin Have nice sleep Me get better, you see. MAV folio Page4 Joe Maselwa Malatji Joe Maselwa Malatji Sutueal Althe Many people may know Joe as a professional musician with his band, Thula Sana. He is talented not only in music, but also in visual art. What’s on Joe Maselwa Malatji was born in Mahlabatse near Thabazimbi in South Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Visual Arts African 1952. In 1975 Joe went to Botswana as a refugee. When he Award received a scholarship to study motor mechanics in Nigeria from 1977 Feb 05, Mon - Fri: 11am - 5pm, Sat: 2 - 5pm for three years, he also shared his time with art studies. In this period, RMIT Gallery RMIT Storey Hall, 344 Swanston st Ph: 9925 1717 his talent began to manifest itself. Since 1979 Joe has exhibited his The triennial tour includes work with reference to traditions such as bark painting works in Germany, Sweden, Holland and in the National Museum and and fibrework as well as avant-garde painting and sculpture. Art Gallery of Gaborone. Joe uses many different materials and techniques in his art to Anglo Indian Stories - A Passage From India communicate with his fellow beings. But his paintings are surely his 13 Feb Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne very personal way of doing African art. 10am -5pm daily Ph. 03 9927 2700 Since his arrival in Australia in 1985, he has concentrated on his music While this exhibition celebrates the more famous aspects of Anglo-Indian life - such as a new opportunity to express his cultural roots. He has recently taken as curry and hockey - it also examines the complex issues faced by Anglo-Indians painting back into his life as it has always stayed close to his artistic in Australia. Drawing on cultural artefacts, images and interactive audio-visual spirit. In 2003, he designed the concert program and the T-shirt for material, the exhibition depicts a vivid portrait of the Anglo-Indian community in “Nongoma - The Melbourne Millennium Chorus” at Melbourne Concert Australia. Hall organised by the Boite. He has been invited to exhibit his work at the State Museum of Pretoria in South Africa in September 2005. Joe Printemps ÈTÈ - Akira Isogawa Malatji's powerful and warm paintings are expected to be exhibited 27 Mar, National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, corner of Russel and here in Australia in the near future. Flinders streets, Mon - Sun: 10am - 5pm Akira Isogawa is one of Australia's most distinctive and respected contemporary Belonging - Recent works by Sam Neves Kitoko designers. This exhibition focused on the creative process that Isogawa embarked upon over a five month period in the lead up to the presentation of his 1 - 12 Feb 05, Tues - Fri: 11am - spring/summer collection in Paris in October 2004. 5pm, Sat: 12 - 4pm 45 Downstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, SILENT VOICES Melbourne. An exhibition of works by Sutueal Bekele Althe and Joe Malatji Opening Tuesday 1 Feb 5 - 7pm Performance by Carlos Panguana Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria and the City of Manningham (Mozambique). At Manningham Gallery, Manningham Council Municipal Offices 699 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster, Victoria. We all have the desire to belong to a 15 Mar – 9 April 2005, Opening Wed 16 Mar 2005 particular culture, religion, family, or Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 2pm-5pm to a certain region of the world. A sense of belonging enhances our Featuring two internationally recognised artists never before exhibited in Australia, self-esteem, and allows us to feel Joe Malatji, from South Africa, and Sutueal Althe, from Ethiopia, highlighting Cultural loved or attached to a certain group Diversity Week (Mar 17 – 23). For information, call MAV 9417 6777. where we feel valued. Sam draws inspiration from the artefacts of the Artholes Gallery presents Displacement ancient Kongo kingdom, dating back to the fourteenth century. His work a group show of photography by four artists: is underpinned by a theme of reciprocity: the discovery of a new way of ANNIE LYNCH, CONSTANCE LIAPIS, ROB YOUNG and CASSIE DUCKWORTH. life in a new society and the sharing that ensues. Opening Fri 4 Feb until Wed 16 Feb 2005. Sam Neves Kitoko was born in Mbanza Kongo in the northern tip of Artholes gallery 114 Gertrude St. Fitzroy Angola, the youngest of four children of Pedro & Ana Diya Kitoko. He Gallery hours Tuesday to Saturday 10-5 spent his formative years in Kimpese, in southern Congo, where he was Tel 9419 8727 www.mirrorframes.com educated first by his brother, then at a Belgian Mission School. In 1984 Sam was awarded a UN scholarship to complete tertiary studies in Australia. He has previously exhibited at Overlaps group exhibition at Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre, Preston, Melbourne, 2003; Solola at Barbukka, Fitzroy, Melbourne, 2003; Multiculturalism group show, Perth, WA 2000; Reconciliation day group show, University of Western Australia, 1999; and others. www.fortyfivedownstairs.com Contact: email@example.com MAV folio Page5 What else? opportunities Professional artists recognised The Australian Taxation Office has formally recognised professional artists, South 2: The Journey meaning they can claim tax deductions for materials. Tamara Winikoff, the Residencies and Networks - Laying foundations for cultural exchange executive director of the National Association for the Visual Arts, which In 2005 the South Project is focused on developing residencies and collaborative spearheaded the campaign, said the ruling affected artists, writers, performers, exchange opportunities for the extensive network of artists and cultural workers composers and choreographers. that has developed since the initiation of this project. The residencies are open to arts and crafts practitioners from through out the southern hemisphere. For "It's very important for artists across all mediums because for the first time they details see the residency outlines on the website: have a leg to stand on with the tax office that they make the claims they do for a http://www.southproject.org/residencies.htm very good reason," she said. The ruling, which could affect at least 80,000 professional artists, would have Saraswati arts Program implications for insurance and benefits such as social security, she said. The Australia Indonesia Institute, the Government's council for supporting people- "Previously, claims were very much dependent on the interpretation of an to-people links between the two countries, has teamed with Australia Council for individual tax assessor or commissioner." the first time to launch a new program to support more collaborative ventures for artists in both countries. It provides up to $20,000 for up to 10 projects per annum to organisations and individuals. Enquiries: Bill Richardson, Director Australia Indonesia Institute on (02) 6261 What Are Melbourne's True Colours? 3827 www.dfat.gov.au/aii At Craft Victoria, we're thinking ahead to winter and the third annual Melbourne Scarf Festival, which is set to colour Melbourne's Flinders Lane precinct from 30 Australian Photographic Portrait Prize 2005 June to 3 July, 2005. The Art Gallery of New South Wales invites photographers to submit works in The theme of this year's Festival is True Colours. Master classes, demonstrations competition for the Citigroup Private Bank. Australian Photographic Portrait Prize, and in-gallery forum discussions will focus on tribalism and the different ways in to be awarded to the best photographic portrait as determined by the judges. The which colours can be worn to proclaim allegiances. Festival favourite, the Scarf Prize winner will be announced at the same time as the Archibald, Wynne and Lane Market and exhibition, will offer the usual visual and tactile feast of diverse Sulman prizes on Friday 29 April 2005 and the exhibition held in conjunction with textures and techniques, as well as the opportunity to explore the relationship the Archibald Prize. between colour and personality. What are the tribes of Melbourne? How are they Info: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/aboutus/art_prizes/cpbappp represented through colour? email firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (02) 9225 1700 As we program the 2005 Melbourne Scarf Festival, we'd love to hear your Spark - mentoring program suggestions. The call for expressions of interest for makers wishing to submit Spark is a national program that supports young and emerging artists to develop scarves for the Scarf Lane Market will be circulated at the beginning of March, a mentoring partnership with a professional artist of their choice. Through support 2005. from Australia Council's Theatre and Dance Boards, Spark is open to young The Melbourne Scarf Festival is a “knowledge at hand” event which is part of theatre artists and young community dance artists and artsworkers from Craft Victoria's package of tangible programs. anywhere in Australia. Please direct all enquiries and suggestions to Anna MacDonald at Application close: 28 Feb, Info: (07) 3252 5115, email@example.com or (03) 9650 7775. Visit www.craftvic.asn.au email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www. yaq.org.au PENTEKOSTARION - Prayer Bells Grants well as appropriate consultation with project partners in the development process. Funding Rounds due: 1. Project Grants for organisations and individuals, up to $15,000 is available for projects involving professional artists in a project that has a public outcome in the Arts Victoria community in which it is based. Arts Innovation program Applications close 1 April 2005 2. Assisted Grants for organisations only, up to $5,000 and the assistance of a RAV Creative Companies for companies operating on a financial year calendar staff member for organisations that have not had any previous success in applying Applications close 15 Mar 2005 to the regional arts fund. Creative Enterprises for companies operating on a financial year calendar 3. Regional Cultural Partnerships for organisations only, up to $30,000 is available Applications close 15 Mar 2005 for the development of long term partnerships between RAV, Arts Victoria and the Artists in Community Applications close 15 Feb 2005 Applicant. Details of this fund will be available from 1 December 2004. Community Liaison Officers and Professionals in Residence Applications close 4. Quick Response for individuals and organisations, up to $1,500 for small-scale 15 Mar 2005 cultural development and arts initiatives, and up to $1,000 for professional Creative Community Partnerships Applications close 15 Feb 2005 development in regional Victoria. Applications may be lodged at anytime. Decisions Local Festivals Applications close 15 Feb 2005 will be made within 48 hours and notified within 5 working days of receipt of Public Art Galleries Applications close 11 April 2005 applications. International program Applications close 15 Mar 2005 for projects commencing See www.rav.net.au from 1 June '05 Music For The Future Contemporary Music Sector Development and Emerge Yarra Cultural Network is for cultural groups and artists from Contemporary Music Recording Application close 15 Mar 2005 emerging communities from all over Melbourne to find out about opportunities and to continue their cultural heritage in Melbourne's wider multicultural community. The Australia Council next meeting is on Tues 15 Feb 6.30pm-9.30pm at Yarra Community Youth Centre, It has just been determined that the Community Cultural Development Board 156 Napier St Fitzroy. Enquiries: Anita 9417 6777 or will offer part of the normal grants program for the first half of 2005. The following email@example.com categories will be available for community cultural development projects: Closing Date: 1 April 2005 > Ros Bower Award “not just for art's sake” > Young Leaders Award Community Arts Working and Thinking Conference Fri 4 Mar, St Kilda Town > Partners Award Hall 9am-5pm. A conference to explore and develop community art as a conduit to Closing Date: 15 April 2005 creating ownership for all members of our community. Including discussions on > Skills and Arts Development different media and performances, exhibitions and special guest Arnold Zable. For > New Work more info call Kate Daddo 9534 0777/0424 102 592. > Fellowships At this stage, information about how the applications will be assessed and by Mentor Program: whom is not available. Information about grants and grant categories. In the SPARK is a national program that supports young and emerging artists to develop second half of the year is also not available at this stage. The Australia Council a mentoring partnership with a professional artist of their choice. Through SPARK, will be releasing a 6 month handbook covering information on grants from all young artists will get money to work on their own creative projects, as well as Boards. This will be available on-line by mid-end of February and in hard copy by support, training and advice to fast-track an emerging career in the arts. In 2005, March. It has also been decided that the CCDB staff will continue with advocacy through support from Australia Council's Theatre Board and Dance Board, SPARK is travel in early 2005. In summary, CCDB staff will be hosting information sessions open to young theatre artists and young community dance artists and artsworkers and conducting meetings in the following locations around Australia: from anywhere in Australia. For more information and application form go to Victoria www.yaq.org.au or call YAQ on 07 3252 5115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. > 21 February -Bairnsdale Application closed: 28 Feb 2005 > 22 February -Melbourne SPARK is the Australia Council's national mentoring program for young artists in > 24 February -Warrnambool theatre and community dance. It is managed by Youth Arts Qld and is a part of the Full details, including times and venues will be available from CCDB Staff within Australian Government's Young and Emerging Artists' Initiative. 10 days and on the Australia Council website www.ozco.gov.au. This information does not supercede the proposed dissolution of the Community Cultural Development Board, the formation of a Key Organisations unit and other recently slated changes which remain part of the restructure plans. There is information about the proposed restructure available on the Ozco website. Regional Arts Victoria Fund Grants Applications Close: Mon 7 Mar The Regional Arts Fund (RAF) is an initiative of the Australian Government, supporting the arts in regional, rural and remote Australia. The Regional Arts Fund is designed to support arts and cultural projects that offer long-term impact, sustainability and skills development opportunities. The Fund has been created to support arts projects that demonstrate partnerships between professional artists, arts & cultural groups, businesses, local government and the wider community. Projects must demonstrate how they contribute to the development of the arts as editorial Folio Editorial Team In 2005 Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) will continue to produce will be showcasing two visual artists in a Editor and Chief Jill Morgan and support high quality, well-profiled artistic practice and advocate joint exhibition Silent Voices at the City of Sub-Editors for systemic change to ensure the development of increased Manningham gallery. The exhibition will Music Jill Morgan multicultural arts content and infrastructure. show the works of South African born Joe Dance Tony Yap Malatji and Ethiopian born Sutueal Bekele Visual Arts Naomi Ota Our 2005 program follows on from a remarkable December program Althe, who have never exhibited in Word Angela Costi which included the successful, Unidos Human Rights Concert at Australia. The work of both artists is BMW Edge and Unidos Exhibition at Space 39 and Eureka 150 dynamic and the exhibition will run from workshops program in Ballarat, Emerge project, CALD consultations Multicultural Arts Victoria Staff March 15th - April 9th. and Round Table held at the Arts Centre. Executive Officer Jill Morgan On March 23, MAV will be working in partnership with Antipodes The Round Table was part of a state wide needs analysis undertaken Finance Officer Anna Luzza Festival to present Pentekostarion (Prayer Bells) produced by Ihos by MAV in close partnership with the Victorian Multicultural Admin Officer Elda Koro/Miriam Abud Opera Theatre. Pentekostarion was first commissioned by Jonathon Commission (VMC). Nine consultations were held across Project Officer Anita Larkin Mills as part of the Federation Festival in 2001 and is now touring metropolitan and regional Victoria in 2004. All consultations kultour SW/C Jane Carew-Reid as part of kultour, the national touring program dedicated to touring stimulated lively and constructive discussion and were well attended Graphic Design Tony Yap quality multicultural arts. by a broad cross section of the multicultural arts and wider community. The final stage of the analysis was a Round Table held Emerge the Yarra Cultural Network project is continuing in 2005. Multicultural Arts Victoria at the Arts Centre held on December 14th on Arts in a Multicultural This is a significant project that is bringing together artists from new Fitzroy Town Hall Victoria. and emerging communities to create a framework to ensure new 201 Napier St Fitzroy pathways for artists from these communities. We have held one PO Box 2179 Fitzroy DC 3065 The Round Table was attended by 45 prominent Victorians including consultation in December and the next consultation is on Feb. 15th. representatives from the Arts industry, Arts Victoria, education, P 9417 6777 Ring Anita at MAV for more details. business and corporate sectors, representatives from Senator Rod F 9416 3342 Kemp's, Mary Delahunty's, John Pandazopoulos', Murray This year MAV again will be assisting the Ethnic Communities' E email@example.com Thompson's office, Bruce Mildenhall and Hong Lim from the Council of Victoria to present three concerts for the Victorian Seniors W www.multiculturalarts.com.au Victorian Parliament, Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria, Festival held on March 15, 16 & 17. These concerts are funded by Victorian Office of Multicultural Affairs, DIMIA, ABAF, Victorian Major ANZ and the Department of Human Services. The ANZ Concerts are Events, Department of Victorian Communities, AMES, Australian a great opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the contribution Multicultural Foundation, Commonwealth Games, VicHealth, MAV made by the mentors in our community. Board members and the Australia Council. On Sunday March 20 (Harmony Day) MAV has been funded by the There was recognition through the Round Table and the community City of Yarra and the Victorian Multicultural Commission to present consultation process that barriers do exist for our culturally and Black Harmony on the banks of the Yarra at Fairfield Park. Black linguistically diverse (CALD) artists and communities. This currently Harmony will uniquely bring together indigenous and non-indigenous influences both the level of participation of CALD Victorians in the black cultures. Artists and elders from the Aboriginal and emerging arts as well as the ability of cultural institutions, companies and African communities will work in partnership to present a organisations to distribute resources and offer opportunities to CALD professional concert program which will include the young in their communities and artists. communities to promote on Harmony Day to the local and wider community, that racism in any form is unacceptable. This community research and needs analysis will help to facilitate participation for culturally and linguistically diverse artists, The harmony concert will be free, so pack a picnic and join us at communities and audiences and it demonstrates that MAV in Fairfield Park to say No to Racism! partnership with the VMC are key leaders in improving access to the MAV would like to congratulate Tony Yap and his artistic team Arts for all Victorians. (Maddie, Tim Ben and Simon) who are currently in Malaysia MAV strongly supports diversity in the arts and works in partnership collaborating with RiverGrass Dance Theatre through the support of with many artists and communities in realising their dreams; Sam Arts Victoria. RiverGrass Dance Theatre is a progressive dance Neves Kitoko will be holding his first solo exhibition in Melbourne at company that ventures to the roots of cultures to seek its 45 downstairs at 45 Flinders Lane in the City. The exhibition titled contributions to contemporary Asian arts. MAV looks forward to the Belonging will be opened by Hass Dellal on Feb 1 so if you are in artistic outcome of this collaboration which will be performed at the the City, please drop in to the gallery to see some fine work from My Dance Festival in Malaysia later in the year. one of MAV's up and coming artists. In March, Victoria will celebrate DIVERSITY WEEK (17-23 March). 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