Arts West to promote the arts to multicultural communities

Victorian Minister for the Arts, Heidi Victoria   

Victorian Minister for the Arts, Heidi Victoria


John Pyrros, Neos Kosmos [17 July 2014]

New Arts West initiative hopes to unite ethnic communities through the arts

Arts West, a joint initiative with the support of the Victorian Government and private contributors, made its official 2014 launch on Wednesday.

The initiative was brokered by nine arts organisations in Melbourne’s western suburbs, which aim to encourage collaborative work in an effort to build sustainability.

Funding from the Victorian Government and considerable contributions from Gandel Philanthropy and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation gave the initiative life.

Neos Kosmos spoke to Fotis Kapetopoulos, who assisted with the marketing and development of the project. He says that, above all, it is about empowering arts organisations.