Arts is a way of maintaining cultural heritage, connecting different generations, and sharing that with the community. Arts and culture make considerable and necessary contributions to the well-being of communities. I passionately work with my Eltham Arts team to connect people through arts and to bring creative opportunities within our community.
Culture is a strong part of people's lives. It influences their views, their values, their humour, their hopes, their loyalties, and their worries and fears. So when we are working with people and building relationships with them, it helps to have some perspective and understanding of their cultures.
I started an initiative “Cultural Connection” in 2017 with an aim to connect people from different cultural backgrounds within the community. With the help and support of volunteers, we use events, meet ups, workshops, talks and other sources to share and celebrate cultures, traditions and heritage to build stronger communities.