Supporting Victoria's Multicultural Festivals and Events

By Dustin Halse MP

14 December 2021

Dustin Halse today announced local recipients of the Andrews Labor Government’s 2021/22 Multicultural Festivals and Events (MFE) Program.

The Multicultural Festivals and Events (MFE) Program funds multicultural and multifaith community organisations to hold cultural festivals and events for their local communities.


Chiquitines Cultural Workshop Inc will receive $13,600 for the Ventana Fiesta 2022 and Melbourne Chapter of
Vedanta Centre of Sydney will received $2,200 for Birthday of Sri Ramakrishna 2022.

The pandemic has shown just how important community is, and Victoria’s multicultural festivals such as Ventana Fiesta 2022 and Birthday of Sri Ramakrishna 2022 offer a great opportunity for people to reconnect after a challenging 20 months.

To find out more about the Multicultural Communications Outreach Program, visit


Quote attributable to Dustin Halse:

“Right now, a sense of connection to community and culture is vital. I thank Chiquitines Cultural Workshop Inc and the Melbourne Chapter of Vedanta Centre of Sydney for your commitment to share and celebrate multiculturalism in Victoria.”