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About the
Mzuri Dance ArtisTree Fund


– Mganda Wa Kikuti, Traditional song dance story of Hope, Modorgoro Tanzania


Our Organization

Mzuri Dance ArtisTree Fund Inc is a Melbourne not-for-profit organisation and registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient Status delivering free dance, education, wellbeing, and 'pathways to employment and micro business' programs for women and young people facing barriers to participation.    

We currently work with women, parents and young people living in Yarra social housing estates and are building capacity towards the fringes of Melbournes Western Suburbs, staying connected to those families who have re-located. 

Our Mission

Our community driven and co-facilitated wellbeing programs, creative programs, mentorship programs and community dance and music events foster leadership skills, mentorship and role modelling opportunities, leading to social and economic participation including pathways to employment and self employment. These opportunities build capacity for young people and families experiencing marginalisation and disadvantage. We achieve this through:

  • Co- design and facilitation with community members,
    Leadership programs

  • Mentoring for entrepreners

  • Cultural arts performances

  • Dance, music and story telling

  • Real Life Education programs

This also build's meaningful social connection and resilience, leading to self -empowerment, dreaming, believing and belonging. 



At our practice, we strongly believe in upholding the principles of human rights, promoting intercultural experience, encouraging civic participation, fostering community leadership, duty of care to child safety, and building strong partnerships. These values are at the core of everything we do, and we strive to ensure that they are reflected in all aspects of our work.

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Feedback from a parent of recent Culture Club Project 2023 

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Responding to community needs

Watch video to learn about Mzuri Dance Food Relief program over the covid pandemic in 2020 and 2021.  

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