Al Salam Peace Festival

Project Summary

7 September 2018

  • Sector: Building Cultural Understanding / Society and Culture
  • Country location: Australia
  • Grantee: Islamic Society of South Australia
People walking around show grounds.
Veale Gardens, March 2018. Credit: Been There Photopgraphy - Yasser Badr.

Project description

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.

Key dates

  • Al Salam Festival, Veale Gardens, 10 Mar 2019

  • Council for Australian-Arab Relations grant offer: $15,000
  • Total project value: $70,000

Last Updated: 7 September 2018