Kultour is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its art funding and advisory body, as an initiative of the Arts in a Multicultural Australia policy.
|Advocacy and Kultour|
Kultour is a national key organisation that leads the arts sector in advancing cultural diversity. We advocate for greater representation of artists from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds across the arts, so that the national arts landscape in Australia reflects the society in which we all live.
We develop submissions in response to government inquiries and make contributions to other opportunities. We contribute to the national arts dialogue and debate through our representation on ArtsPeak, a group of peak organisations that advocate for the inclusion of all art forms in the lives and education of Australians.
A snapshot of our work for the past three years follows and are listed in chronological order.
In 2013 our advocacy efforts included:
In June 2013 the Senate passed the Australia Council Act 2013, which included the four new functions proposed by ArtsPeak and supported by Kultour. This was a significant outcome for Kultour and the sector given the challenging conditions at that time.
In 2012 our advocacy efforts included:
• Submitted a response to the Draft National Arts and Health Framework; and
• Continued to inform the development and implementation of the draft National Cultural Policy through participation on ArtsPeak and through discussions with the Office of the Arts.
In 2011 our advocacy efforts included:
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