March Project Spotlight | Cultural Exchange

From Brisbane to Brazil, this month we’re looking at projects that are crossing continents to celebrate South American culture on Australian soil. Through dance and music these creators are connecting people, and creating new communities united by art and culture.


‘The Brisbane Tango Orchestra (BTO) are commissioning an entirely new repertoire of tango music by Australian-born/Argentinian-based composer and bandoneónist Owen Salomé. This thrilling repertoire will be performed at several venues around South East Queensland, providing audiences with original concert experiences.

Donations will be used for overall expenses in order to keep concerts tickets as affordable as possible.




Established in September 2015 by three Forró lovers, Sydney Forró Dance is a volunteer run community that provides weekly dance classes for locals. The classes engage locals, visitors and wanderers alike to share values of respect, tolerance, patience, love, harmony and awareness of Forró as a medium.

Donations will be used to cover expenses such as venue fees, insurance and stationary so that classes can be held free of charge.





Moonlight Tango is a not-for-profit association devoted to promoting the benefits of dance, with particular focus on Argentine culture, music and, most importantly, tango dance. Their Moonlight Tango Winter Festival invites international guests to perform for our local community in addition to giving our musicians a chance to learn from the best.

Donations will be used to pay musicians, venues, and sound systems for the concerts.




If you have an upcoming project and would like to #makeculturehappen, start your fundraising journey by registering on the ACF!