New initiatives for Cultural Diversity Week

27 February 2017

The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) is excited to announce many new activities for Victorians to get involved in celebrating Cultural Diversity Week 2017.

VMC Film Festival
The brand new VMC Film Festival is welcoming entries from young people to share their perspective on multiculturalism through the power of film. Finalists will have their films screened from 5pm at Victoria’s Multicultural Festival in Federation Square on Saturday 25 March 2017 and have the chance to win fantastic prizes or professional development with leading industry mentors. Enter before the competition closes on Wednesday 8 March 2017.

Culture Waves
A new music event for Victoria’s young people, Culture Waves will follow the VMC Film Festival at Victoria’s Multicultural Festival from 7pm to bring young, multicultural sounds to Cultural Diversity Week. In its headline performance, Culture Waves will feature the soulful rhythms of fast-rising hip hop artist Remi, who will be joined by uplifting indie pop outfit, Yeo, and gospel to R & B fusion masters, Billy Davis, for one night of incredible music at Federation Square.

Stay tuned for the full program of Victoria’s Multicultural Festival on Saturday 25 March, to be released shortly.

Primary Schools – Art Competition and Resource Kit
Each year the Primary School Art Competition aims to inspire our youngest Victorians with Victoria’s cultural diversity.

The competition is now seeking entries from budding young artists at Victorian Primary Schools with two fresh categories for film and photography as well as illustration. Students are asked to explore the theme, ‘What’s your multicultural story?’. Students should submit their entry before the competition closes on Tuesday 7 March at 12 midnight.

Schools can also find a range of exciting activities inside the new Teacher’s Resource Kit to engage students in Victoria’s cultural diversity.

Community events calendar and promotions
From a morning tea to a music festival, there are plenty of ways you can bring people together to share their story at your very own event. If you haven't planned your event already, use our event planning kit and don't forget to register your event with us to receive free promotional materials and merchandise. 

Visit the brand new Cultural Diversity Week Events Calendar to find events for Cultural Diversity Week in your area.

Premier’s Gala Dinner
Tickets and registrations of interest for this year’s Premier’s Gala Dinner are now closed. Please note that the demand for tickets far exceeded the number of tickets available. We thank everyone for their interest and support of this event.

Get involved
Find out more about how you can get involved in Cultural Diversity Week 2017: Our journey, Our stories and join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Stay in touch with developments at the Cultural Diversity Week website, on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or contact us.

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