THE NEW BEGINNINGS: REFUGEE ART & CULTURE FESTIVAL 2017 IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE HOPE, UNITY AND NEW BEGINNINGS AND TO COUNTER NEGATIVE OPINIONS ABOUT REFUGEES AND PEOPLE SEEKING ASYLUM. HERE ARE SOME WAYS YOU CAN GET INVOLVED. 

 
 
Festival goers enjoy Ethiopian coffee.

BECOME A FESTIVAL PARTNER

Partnership opportunities are available for businesses and organisations that are keen to make a difference in the community, achieve corporate social responsibility objectives and expose your brand to a large and relevant audience.

 
Assyrian dancers.

DONATE

The New Beginnings: Refugee Arts & Culture Festival 2017 is a chance to improve public understanding of refugees and the contributions they make to Australia. Your support will ensure that messages reach the largest audience possible. Donations will be used to cover costs including performer and artist fees.

Whether you’re donating $10 or $100, your support will help to produce a high-quality showcase of the rich cultural heritage and expressions that refugees bring to their new homes. It’s your chance to show that the Australian community does not just tolerate diversity, it celebrates it.

 
volunteers at New Beginnings 2016

VOLUNTEER

Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities at the 2017 festival events! For more information on the SSI Volunteer Program, click Volunteer below.