Peter Mousaferiadis is a thought leader in the space of culture, and of utilising culture as a driver of peace, sustainability and innovation.
Peter began his professional life with an extensive and varied career in the arts as a creative director, producer, artistic director, music director and composer. He directed and produced some of the largest outdoor and indoor events in Australia including nine Australia Day Concerts, and countless international Opening and Closing Ceremonies for clients including the United Nations and Parliament of World Religions.
Peter’s current and past positions include: Chair of the Lahore International Conference on Culture, associate of the UNESCO Chair for Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue (Asia-Pacific), and Global Trustee of United Religions Initiative. In 2013, Peter developed the winning slogan for the United Nations Alliance of Civilization’s “Do One Thing for Diversity” campaign, titled “Diversified We Grow”. In 2017 he received the Peace Ambassador Award from the Centre of Peace Studies in Sri Lanka.
In 2002, Peter founded Cultural Infusion to foster an appreciation of cultural diversity throughout Australia and the world. Cultural Infusion’s education program “Discovering Diversity” is delivered to more than 350,000 students annually. By harnessing the power of art, education, technology and multimedia, Cultural Infusion regularly delivers creative services, events, workshops, training courses, consulting services and has produced a range of digital acclaimed resources including Learning Lands, Joko’s World, Sound Infusion and Diversity Atlas. In 2017, Cultural Infusion launched the Living Culture Program in Pakistan and Tanzania. This program places culture bearers into communities as a way of successfully transmitting and sustaining intangible cultural heritage. Cultural Infusion has been recognised internationally for its innovative approach to education and the use of EdTech in building intercultural understanding. Cultural Infusion has been a winner of over ten international awards including the United Nations Alliance of Civilization’s (UNAOC) Intercultural Innovation Award. Cultural Infusion is a formal partner of the Australian National Commission for UNESCO.
Peter lives by the motto: “I exist because of You, You exist because of Me, We exist because of each other”. Websites showcasing Peter’s work include: