- Sector: Building Cultural Understanding / Society and Culture
- Country location: Australia
- Grantee: Islamic Society of South Australia
The Al Salam (Peace) Festival is an initiative that endeavours to address concerns currently prevalent within the wider Australian community and to change negative attitudes towards Muslims and migrants from the Middle East. We use the stage and an exhibition to explain how Arab inventions and culture have influenced the West today and dispel common misconceptions relating to culture, tradition and ideology of people coming from the Middle East.
- Council for Australian-Arab Relations grant offer: $15,000
- Total project value: $70,000