September 15, 2013

About Us

Celebration of African Cultures

The Africultures Festival is an annual festival showcasing the rich heritage and culture of Africa. The celebration is a one-day event thats held in Wyatt Park, Lidcombe, NSW Australia. The diverse program for the day includes, African cuisine, Dance, Music, Fashion, Sports Tournament, Exhibition and Kids Zone. Our aim is to bridge the cultural gap and awareness of Africans in Australia. Sign-up to our Newsletter today and for regular updates follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Who we are

The festival is organised by an African-Australian committee made up of different African countries, service providers and Auburn City Council.

The Africultures Festival began in 2009 and provides a great opportunity for the wider Australian community to increase their understanding and knowledge of traditional and cultural facets from the African continent. The festival invites all communities to actively participate in the event and increase their network to the African community.  Through the Africultures Festival, African and non-African communities have an opportunity to engage with each other, promoting links with the local businesses, organisations and service providers.

We have been able touch people’s lives in profound and unimaginable ways. Today, we are an inseparable part of African – Australian life and expression. We could not have done it without the African and Australian community with whom we have partnered to create an amazing event.

Our Mission

Bridging the gap between Africans and Australians by providing an entertaining, informative, safe, festive and family event. Celebrating both cultures through music, art, crafts, dance and food

Objectives

  • Provide an entertaining, informative, safe and festive event
  • Bridging the gap between Africans and Australians by celebrating African music, art, crafts, dance and food
  • Strengthen relationships between the local communities, the wider community, business leaders and African community through better cultural awareness programs and events
  • To stimulate and provide channels for individuals, groups and skill based participants to develop cultural and community services in Australia.
  • Promote and support community based cultural projects and events where communities create positive influence and participation to the African community in Australia
  • Stimulate and provide opportunities for community development programs with a focus on cultural projects that have tangible social, community and artistic development outcomes