Selecting Community Festivals

How do we select communities and themes to create a festival?

Festivals are selected and developed through a variety of means. They may stem from an exhibition at one of Museum Victoria’s museums, they may come from a proposal submitted by a community group, or they may be initiated by the museum to mark a significant anniversary or event.

The Immigration Museum will also consider factors such as representation of established and emerging migrant communities, whether the community has previously had an opportunity to present a festival, potential community benefit.

We recommend you browse through our Past Festivals to get a sense of the kinds of events we have held in the past. If you or your community are interested to propose a festival at the Immigration Museum, please submit an expression of your interest to our Discovery Centre in the first instance.