MAFA (Melbourne Artists for Asylum Seekers) is a group of volunteers dedicated to hosting quality art workshops to Asylum Seekers both inside and outside of detention. We met during informal visits to detention centres in 2012 which then evolved into doing art visits. We are currently expanding to conduct art classes inside detention and in the community. We are musicians, dancers, painters, drawers, animators, art therapists, activists, child entertainers, sculptors, crafters and art enthusiasts who welcome anyone and everyone who would be interested in getting involved in our projects.
PEN Melbourne - Defending freedom of expression, PEN Melbourne focuses on women writers, Indigenous Australian writers, writers in prison, and has an interest in the Asia and Pacific region.
Refugee Art Project
Refugee Radio 3Cr Tune in each Sunday 10am
RISE: Refugees, Survivors and Ex-detainees - Nothing About Us Without Us - RISE: Refugees, Survivors and Ex-detainees is the first refugee and asylum seeker organisation in Australia to be run and governed by refugees, asylum seekers and ex-detainees.
Rural Australians for Refugees - RAR - is an informal network of regional and rural groups supporting and advocating for refugees and people seeking asylum.