Episode Notes

We talk a lot about the challenges for artists of colour to break into the arts sector and the pervasive stereotypes they face based on cultural backgrounds. But what if, on top of all that, you’re also trying to manage the added difficulties of language barriers, work and trauma as a recently arrived refugee to Australia? In this episode, we meet an extraordinary woman, Carolina Triana who has created huge opportunities for artists from refugee backgrounds by establishing the New Beginnings Festival. The festival has created a rare opportunity for exiled artists to showcase their work in front of an audience they may never, otherwise, have had the chance to reach.