Inform and Connect Program is Kultour's largest service and outreach program, encompassing Services, Workshops, Seminars, Mentoring/Trainee/Intern Program, Publications and an online resource centre for CALD arts. Services are delivered as one to one support for artists and presenters through a range of workshops, professional development opportunities, seminars and publications. Inform and Connect includes the following key outputs:
Professional Development Program
The Professional Development Program is for company members to exchange skills and knowledge with other members on a national level. It is the platform for supporting presenters with audience and market development and provides services to the broader sector for both arts practitioners and arts and cultural workers.
The Mentorship Program continues Kultour's 2009 Producer mentorship program and invites an emerging CALD arts worker to be part of the Kultour team for 12 months. The recipient is awarded a nominal salary and allocated a project tailored to their interest and needs. In addition to the placement within Kultour, Kultour will extend this program by partnering with specific arts organisations interested in employing new junior staff and being supported by Kultour's mentoring program.
This program is particularly targeted at Kultour's member organisations and mainstream organisations seeking to diversify their staff, and knowledge of CALD arts and inter-cultural work.
Envisaged to coincide with Kultour's AGM face to face meetings, this presents additional opportunity to deliver a program that rotates from state to state and is co-presented by a company member in that state. It strengthens the communication and visibility of Kultour's advocacy role and provides increased opportunities for local artists to access the breadth of expertise from the Kultour network and its partners. It is a critical platform to profile the importance of multicultural arts in Australia in different parts of the country. In May 2010, the first in this series was the National Multicultural Arts Symposium in Adelaide led by Nexus Multicultural Arts in partnership with Kultour. The next will be FECCA in November 2011.
Biennial Publications (commissioned writing)
This program complements the touring program by extending its reach beyond the audience that experiences the tours [productions/artworks?] when they tour to their locations. It is delivered on the off year of the forum and provides additional opportunities for capturing [expanding?] many of the topics raised at Kultour forums/symposia. It presents writers of various cultural and disciplinary backgrounds with opportunities for commissioning new works related to multiculturalism, arts and theory.