On Thursday 24 November 4A received the prestigious Australian Multicultural Marketing Award (AMMA) in Arts & Culture for project Vertical Villages, 2013 that provided insight into the international tertiary student population living in Sydney’s CBD and Jarkarta.

Winners were announced at a gala award ceremony held at the Sydney Opera House.

The awards celebrate the achievements of organisations running innovative campaigns and projects that speak to culturally diverse audiences across a range of industries including business, sports, media, the arts and community.

Vertical Villages was a collaborative partnership between Ruangrupa ArtLab (Indonesia), Keg de Souza (Australia) and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, working with international students in Sydney and communities in Jakarta. The project comprised of: artist-led community workshops: the creation of collaborative new works: dual exhibitions at 4A and in Jakarta as part of the 15th Jakarta Biennale: public programs curated by community groups and students: and a project blog, and print publication and active engagement with these communities via 4A’s Facebook and instagram.

Now in its 25th year, The Australian Multicultural Marketing Awards is coordinated by Multicultural NSW. Full details of winners can be seen here.