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.
Kultour is the national body whose purpose is to ensure that arts in Australia reflects our cultural diversity.
How we do this takes various shapes and forms through services and lobbying. Kultour is developing close relationships with the sector, three tiers of government, philanthropy and the international community on cultural diversity in the arts. Kultour is an active member of ArtsPeak - an network of arts peak bodies from across Australia, chaired by Ausdance Australia.
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INTERNATIONAL STANDARD OF COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY OF CULTURAL EXPRESSION AND CULTURAL RIGHTS
Australia became a party to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions on 23 September 2009.
There are a number of obligations that are incumbent on the Parties, which are called upon to:
Australia is a signatory to the United Nations International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
The States Parties to the present Covenant:
Agree upon the following articles (1 to 29):
1. All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.
1. The States Parties to the present Covenant recognize the right of everyone:
(a) To take part in cultural life;
(b) To enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications;
(c) To benefit from the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.
2. The steps to be taken by the States Parties to the present Covenant to achieve the full realization of this right shall include those necessary for the conservation, the development and the diffusion of science and culture.
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