2018 Emerge Cultural Ambassadors

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) and Gandel Foundation recently acknowledged the 2018 Emerge Cultural Ambassadors at the 2018 Emerge Big Gathering. The Emerge Ambassadors are an integral part of the Emerge Cultural Leadership Program, supported by Gandel Foundation.
Since its inception, Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Emerge Program has cultivated strong relationships with community members, artists and cultural leaders, many of whom have contributed significantly to the success of the program.
Emerge Cultural Leadership is a unique initiative that acknowledges newly arrived, emerging culturally diverse, Indigenous artists and provides tangible opportunities for leadership and cross cultural sharing, celebration and connection with the wider community.
Through the Emerge Cultural Leadership program, MAV formally acknowledges many of the people who have unconditionally supported community, diversity and the arts in their local areas. The opportunity to be an Emerge Ambassador is offered to a selected group of up to 10 people from four Emerge municipalities (outer north metro, Wyndham, Shepparton, Bendigo) for a 12 month period.
The Emerge Cultural Ambassadors will have unique opportunities to participate in various events and programs, to develop networks and skills, and to gain recognition and visibility through MAV’s media contacts and publicity platforms. They are indeed future cultural leaders.
MAV is honoured to work in partnership with Gandel Foundation to support emerging cultural leaders in the Victorian community.
2018 Emerge Cultural Ambassadors
Nickel Mundabi
Dorcas Wilonja
Bashir Hazara
Betul Tuna
Jean Michel Batakane
Davidson Lopes
Peter Uzande
Miream Salameh
Lamine Sonko
Bushra Hasan
Joulunar Alnajar
Troy Firebrace
Akhila Fernando
Janet Bromley
Seisei Mu
Mary Anwat
Clive Gono
Wai Paki
Filomena Wairasi