Heartlands 2019

Tell us your story

AMES Australia invites young people from migrant or refugee backgrounds to submit digital stories reflecting their experiences, challenges, achievements and aspirations.

Much of what we see in the media about refugees, migrants and emerging communities is portrayed through the prism of mainstream society.

Heartlands 2019 is an opportunity for culturally and linguistically diverse youth to tell their own authentic stories using accessible digital tools; and to have a voice in the public conversation around migration and multiculturalism.

Short-listed emerging artists will be exhibited at The Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre, Dandenong from the 4th - 27th of July 2019 and awarded enrolment in a digital arts course. 

How to enter

Using your smartphone or other digital device, create a digital story which can be either a short video (up to three minutes), or a series of still photographs, or a graphic design that responds coherently to the theme: ‘Exploring the challenges, achievements and aspirations of refugee and migrant youth’.

Entries close 31st of May 2019.

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