The Cultural Arts Collective

is a dynamic arts business that collaborates with artists and communities, across artforms and cultures, to create distinctive cultural events, new music and festivals.

It works with communities from diverse cultural backgrounds to create new work and projects, including refugee, migrant and Aboriginal artists, by creating platforms for capacity building and cultural exchange via artistic and cultural initiatives. 


Music - Producing, composition, management and Label

Festivals - Initiating, curating and producing

Consultancy - Visioning, place making and capacity building

Cultural Arts Collective @ The Cantina - LIVE

‘Cultural Arts Collective @ The Cantina’ is a series of pop up concerts at 63 The Mall Bankstown (just down from Hoyts Cinema).

Cultural Arts Collective @ The Cantina will create a thriving venue for artist from diverse cultural backgrounds to perform and a place for the local community to come together and have a great time.

On concert nights, our neighours, the Min Barah Cafe will open their doors (into the Cantina) and provide great food and drinks to fuel your dancing! The first series of concerts feature:

  • Karifi and the African Union Dancers - showcase the diverse cultures of Ghana with authentic drumming, chant, dance and rituals. A non stop display of culture that will have you dancing, shouting and laughing!
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  • EQUUS -a bold, imaginative music project that succeeds in the formation of an entirely new sound. These are the traditional songs of Mongolia played as you have never heard them before. described as ...."One of the most evocative albums I have heard ...This is pure musical pleasure, exciting, fun and challenging, all at once." Music Forum magazine.

  • Blue Mary -Their live shows are a captivating and engaging experience, ranging from intimate acoustic settings, with conscious storytelling through lyrics, strong melody and harmonies, supported by African and/or Indian percussion, acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonium and upright bass.

  • More announcements soon

  • Thank you to Create NSW and Humanity Matters for making this adventure possible

PROJECTS - A snapshot

   Shohrat Tursun Trio   - is a dynamic combination of ancient melodies and African rhythms woven into contemporary compositions that can only be found in Australia. Photo Gerrie Malla

Shohrat Tursun Trio - is a dynamic combination of ancient melodies and African rhythms woven into contemporary compositions that can only be found in Australia. Photo Gerrie Malla

  Sydney Sacred Music Festival  - a celebration of diverse devotional music, ceremony and art, annually in September. Photo Jim Giannis

Sydney Sacred Music Festival - a celebration of diverse devotional music, ceremony and art, annually in September. Photo Jim Giannis