Since 2011 we have joined forces with Multicultural Arts Victoria to present Igniting Imagination.

This project builds dynamic new bonds with our culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and brings exceptional artistic talent from Australia’s emerging, Indigenous and refugee communities to the stage.

In 2016, Igniting Imagination encompasses the Festival Ambassadors—leaders in artistic practice who represent the changing face of  diversity in the arts—and our closing event Our Place, Our Home on Sun 23 October.

2016 Festival Ambassadors

Danny Atlaw
Ajak Mabia Kwai
James Henry
Victoria Chiu
Mindy Meng Wang
Tomoko Yamasaki
Astrid Mendez
Chaco Kato
Suzanne Kalk


IMAGE | Visible Music Sessions, 2015 Melbourne Festival, photo by James Henry