Kultour is the national voice that advocates for the importance of cultural diversity in the activation of and participation in the arts for the benefit of all Australians, reflecting our multicultural society.
Kultour is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, as an initiative of the Arts in a Multicultural Australia policy.
PULSE, Kultour's artistic development program, builds upon the momentum of our annual touring program whilst providing a more holistic and tailored approach to the artistic development of an artist or company over a two-year period.
Kultour has identified that outside of touring there are myriad platforms and services that support an artist’s development and we are thrilled to be able to provide these opportunities to artists who are contributing to cultural diversity in the arts in Australia. Areas where we provide support are: producing, budgeting and finance, business acumen, funding/grant making processes, marketing, audience and/or community development, touring and establishing strategic partnerships and networks. Kultour also works with artists to identify and secure opportunities to undertake artistic internships, participate in artist-in residence programs, attend conferences and arts markets and other strategic presentation platforms.Read more...
The national peak body for cultural diversity in the arts, Kultour welcomed the Federal Government’s release of the Creative Australia National Cultural Policy (NCP) but raised concerns over omissions around cultural diversity and key action plans.
CEO of Kultour, Julie Tipene-O’Toole said the policy and the $75 million in new funding for the Australia Council was a significant milestone for the sector but more attention was needed to address cultural diversity in the arts.
“The new policy fails to recognise artists from culturally diverse backgrounds and their right to freedom of expression in the form of art. Social inclusion is fundamental to the national creative voice and our national identity,” she said.
Ms Tipene-O’Toole said Australia is recognised as one of the most multicultural countries in the world and art and cultural engagement plays an integral role in a citizen’s participation in the community.Read more...