Now in its fourteenth year, Emerge in Yarra is continuing to showcase new emerging artists and their work in the Yarra area of Melbourne. The festival’s mission is to promote Melbourne’s cultural diversity which so clearly enriches the artistic landscape of our multicultural country.
With 10 events, over 10 days following Refugee Week, the Festival will include commissioned works and new collaborations across visual arts, multimedia, theatre, dance, music, storytelling, spoken word, poetry and more.
According to the 2011 Census, 19% of Yarra residents were born in a non-English speaking country, and 23% speak a language other than English. Top three languages spoken in Yarra other than English are Vietnamese, Greek, and Italian; and top three birthplaces of residents in Yarra are the U.K., Vietnam, and New Zealand.
To learn about the festival programme, please go to http://multiculturalarts.com.au/event/einy/