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Downtown radio show - 25th Feb 2014 - Jess Fairfax

Jerry Guirguis & Janet Francis interview Jess Fairfax live-to-air from the studio of 96.5FM – Downtown [ Tuesday 25th Feb 2014 ].

8:15pm – Our first special guests tonight is Jess Fairfax, Project Officer for MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTOARIA.


Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) is Victoria's peak arts organisation promoting cultural diversity in the arts.

MAV is not for profit, is the only organisation of its kind in the State and for over four decades has provided significant

leadership for the advancement of multicultural arts locally, nationally and internationally.


Jess Fairfax

Project Officer



Level 1, 208 – 220 Bank Street, South Melbourne 3205

03 9188 3681


Welcome to 96.5FM – Downtown, can we start with the following question


Q1]       Why was MAV [ Multcultural Arts Victoria ]  formed ?

to produce and promote an outstanding high quality culturally diverse artistic program;

to provide vital connections, support structures and pathways that enable culturally diverse artists and communities to create exceptional art;

to engage in vibrant partnerships and cultural brokerages that engage, link, and connect with culturally diverse artists and communities that creates systemic change in the arts; and

to play a critical advocacy role in providing a forum, through the arts, to ensure acceptance and understanding of cultural diversity.


Multicultural Arts Victoria has a responsibility not only to multicultural artists and communities but also to the public at large in exposing them to all forms of art and cultural literacy. It is essential that we ensure access and participation and actively engage artists and communities from Non-English speaking backgrounds in the arts and celebrate cultural diversity as a State asset.


Multicultural Arts Victoria acknowledges that Indigenous Australians are the first people of this land. We pay our respects to all Indigenous people, past and present, and we recognise their continuing spiritual and cultural connection to the land.


Multicultural Arts Victoria embraces the principles of reconciliation and we have a strong commitment to respect Indigenous beliefs, values and customs as we learn from each other and build a future together.


Jerry Guirguis & Janet Francis

96.5FM - Downtown radio show


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