Cultural Perspectives were thrilled to be invited to the official opening of the 2017 Arabic Film last night at Parramatta’s spectacular Riverside Theatre for the Australian Premier of “MAHBAS”.
Did you know that 25% percent of Australia’s young people come from migrant and refugee backgrounds?
CARMA Multicultural Festival 2017 will be held at Fogarty Park, Cairns on 19th August. This is certainly a highlight of Cairns Multicultural Month for its international performances, world cuisine, fashion shows, and family fun activities.
A report recently released by the Department of Communications and the Arts that estimates the total expenditure of government across federal, state, and local levels was $5,841.2 million for 2015-2016.
Cultural Perspectives is proud to have worked with our client Sydney Swans to launch its Chinese Engagement Hub on the Sydney Swans website, which is one component of their Chinese Community Engagement Strategy that we have been working on since June last year.
It was our honour to welcome Mr. Vic Alhadeff to our second Leichhardt Luminaries event yesterday, talking to us about the Keep NSW Safe campaign.
The Korean Cultural Festival will be held in Brisbane this Saturday, inviting everyone to celebrate Korean heritage, foods and cultural performances.
We’ve been talking a lot around the office about the first Leichhardt Luminaries event last month where we were honoured to have Dr. Anne Summer speak to us about the role of gender in Australian society. Particularly, her recent work of “Women’s Manifesto”, drafted for the International Women’s Day 2017, is designed to as an organisational tool to achieve the full equality women have long sought in our society.
The Welcome Game is calling everyone to come and see the Melbourne Football Club playing against St Kilda at MCG on Sunday, 13 August. It is an event that promotes diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism in Australia by inviting everyone to Australia’s iconic sports game and feeling a sense of belonging.
Following its success in 2016, the SBS National Languages Competition comes back this year in celebration of love of learning languages. It is a nationwide competition to engage school children and reflect on the cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity of Australia’s multicultural society.
Australia is renowned for its cultural and linguistic diversity, but just how linguistically diverse are we? And what does this mean for your business?
Australian Department of Social Services recently announced an opening of the Strong and Resilient Communities (SARC) grants that totals $65 million to support community organisations for their programs that can build stronger community cohesion.
The Australian Human Rights Commission released the National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities (2017) yesterday that provides greater insight into the nature, prevalence and reporting of sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.
The 2017 Australian Digital Inclusion Index was released today. There is a particular focus on Digital inclusion of Indigenous Australians, Disability, Areas of Geelong, Newcastle and Townsville and Mobile-only Australians.
At Cultural Perspectives, we’re keeping a look out at all the exciting events that are coming up during Queensland Multicultural Month this year. If you haven’t yet heard about it, “The Train” will travel across Queensland countryside with world-renowned artists from culturally diverse backgrounds and their music and storytelling for the regional and remote Queensland audiences during August.
Cairns is the next major Queensland region to join the state’s Multicultural Month celebrations. From 1 August till 9 September, Cairns Multicultural Month will present a series of events and mini festivals featuring a range of diverse communities to build community cohesion and enable belonging.
Ferragosto, Sydney’s most loved Italian street festival, will be held along Great North Road in Five Dock on 20th August. In its 20th year, the festival showcases the best of Italian culture, entertainment and cooking with over 160 food, wine and merchandise stalls. Spectacular dance and music performances will wow the crowds across four different stages with event organisers expecting about 110,000 visitors to join the Italian carnival.
Queensland will welcome its Multicultural Month in August. The the state’s largest multicultural celebration recognises and showcases its unique diversity and the benefits covering four major areas: arts and sports, digital technology advancement, business success, and cultural competence. Spread out throughout four weeks with a different focus for each week, August in Queensland is filled with a festive multicultural atmosphere.
Bigger and better, the Childers Festival is back at south west of Bundaberg this weekend with five stages of entertainment and over 400 stalls of world cuisine from the globe. Always held in the last weekend of July, the festival is one of signature multicultural events in Queensland, attracting a crowd of over 5000 people each year.
Victoria Government is launching the Community Harmony Grants Program on Monday, 24th July, that’s set to receive applications from diverse communities and organisations to fund their partnerships, projects, and initiatives. The grants program is to boost greater community harmony and social cohesion, and ensure every Victorian feels valued.
This Saturday will see the first AFL pride game between Sydney Swans and St. Kilda at Sydney Cricket Ground, celebrating diversity in the community. This is a signature event with which Sydney Swans launches its Diversity Action Plan (DAP).
The 14th Arabic Film Festival launches in Sydney on 17 August with the opening night screening its feature movie – MAHBAS, at Riverside Theatres Parramatta. The six feature movies and five short movies will tell a variety of stories reflecting cultures in a number of Arabic speaking countries including Lebanon, Egypt, Algeria, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, and Tunisia. The festival will then move through to Melbourne (25-27 August), Canberra (01–02 September) and conclude in Perth (09 September).
The Cultural Perspectives team have been doing a lot of work in Far North Queensland recently and what better way to unwind than heading the Townsville Cultural Festival!
Mr Pino Migliorino AM, Managing Director of Cultural Perspectives Group and Founder of International Students Access, has recently been appointed Chairperson of Information and Intercultural Exchange (ICE), a leading Western Sydney arts organisation.
The staff at Cultural Perspectives Group has ended the week on a high after the first of our Leichhardt Luminaries series. Leichhardt Luminaries is a series of monthly guest speaker events held at our office in Leichhardt for staff to learn and to be inspired, offering precious opportunities for us to listen, question, and learn from some of the most interesting intellectual personalities in Australia about important issues for both our work and minds.
Western Australia celebrates the Language Week 2017 to recognise the benefits of language and linguistics diversity of the community. More than 270 languages and dialects are spoken in Western Australia today, and the Language Week provides opportunities for people to explore language learning and the culture that comes with it.
The Way Out West Festival, also named WOW Festival, kicks off at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre today! Launched in 2011, the festival is committed to providing creative opportunities for kids in Western Sydney which has the highest population of children in NSW. Western Sydney is one of the most diverse areas of NSW with a large population originally coming from countries where English a second language.
The 21st Byron Writers Festival will be held on 4th – 6th of August in Byron Bay, NSW. It is the largest regional writers’ festival with a seven-day program that engages the local community of more than 65,000 individuals and reaches over 4,000 school students.
Gold Coast will present its multicultural festival in the Southport Broadwater Parklands on 6th August, showcasing its cultural diversity of the Gold Coast and Southeast Queensland.
Perth Poetry Festival is on soon! We love the multicultural voice – World in Words which is an event presenting much loved, talented poets from different cultural backgrounds. Poetry is like the music of being human that can travel through cultures.