Kultour is a national network of arts organisations that aims to increase awareness of Australian multicultural arts through touring. Kultour promotes excellence, and through its members produces and presents to a wide audience high quality, multifaceted work, reflecting all art forms.
Kultour - touring multicultural arts, changing Australian Culture
Established in 2001 by the Australia Council as an initiative of the Arts in a Multicultural Australia policy, Kultour operates as a not for profit Company Limited by Guarantee committed to increasing awareness of Australian multicultural arts through its annual touring program of Australian multicultural art.
Kultour provides opportunities for local professional artists to reach new audiences in new areas whilst the annual touring program offers audiences insight into multicultural issues and arts through a professional quality touring program.
Kultour's national network of Company Members represent organisations within each state and territory of Australia and between them have immense expertise in presenting and producing innovative and high quality work. Each Company Member of Kultour nominates a representative to act as Director on the Kultour Board.
Each year Kultour and its Board of Directors invite artists and art workers to apply for inclusion in the annual touring program. If you are interested in applying, please read through the Kultour guidelines and application process, as detailed in How to Apply.
CEO - Magdalena Moreno
Chilean born Melbourne creative producer, Magdalena Moreno has been with South Project since 2004 (inaugural Director since 2008). After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1997, Magdalena undertook an ethics research fellowship in Paris as the 1999 recipient of the Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Fellowship.
She has presented at several local and international symposia on themes relating to networks, cross-cultural arts projects & partnerships, and public art in Latin America and the south.
She is a 2008 Fellow of Asialink's Leaders Program. Her current appointments include: Public Art Advisory Panel for the City of Melbourne, Advisory Committee for RMIT School of Art, Steering Committee for the International Network of Foundations and Cultural Networks for Transnational Cooperation, and most recently Board Member of the Arts Industry Council (Victoria).
Programs and Communications Manager - Georgie Sedgwick
Georgie Sedgwick has over a decade of experience working in Indonesia and Australia on various arts projects and programs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Indonesian Studies from Monash University and a Graduate Certificate in Arts Management from the University of Melbourne.
Georgie was formerly Manager of the Visual Arts Residency program and the Indonesia-Australia Arts Management Program at Asialink, the University of Melbourne (2004-2007) and Communications and Program Coordinator at both Regional Arts Victoria (2007-2009) and the South Project (2009). Georgie has also co-curated numerous independent arts projects including RuangPerRuang (Yogyakarta 2005); Under My Skin (Manila, Singapore and Hanoi 2008-09), and Kompilasi (Bus Gallery, Melbourne 2009). She has contributed articles and reviews to publications including Artlink, Art & Australia, Groundwork and the International Institute of Asian Studies Journal.
Touring Program Coordinator - Miranda Jacques
Miranda Jacques has returned to kultour after a trip to Africa with her family. Originally from London she has been based in Melbourne for the last 12 years working with various Australian companies including Melbourne International Festival, Arts Projects Australia, Company B, Melbourne Fashion Festival, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and Circus Oz.
She has toured extensively as a Tour Manager in Europe and the States. She has worked in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Nepal, Kenya, Europe and Barbados but family life has slowed down her nomadic lifestyle!
Kultour Financial Officer - Hung Nguyen
Hung is currently the finance officer of Multicultural Arts Victoria, the auspicing body of Kultour before 2008. He has been involved in Kultour's financials when he first started at MAV in 2006. After finishing the Master of Accounting program from Swinburne University in 2005, Hung migrated to Australia in July 2006. He has extensive experience in finance administration gained from many years working in large multinationals in Vietnam, South East Asia.
Hung is an associated member of CPA Australia and currently undertaking the CPA program. He is also a member of finance committee of Kultour and Multicultural Arts Victoria and is the finance officer of Ausdance Victoria.