Kultour is a national organisation committed to advancing cultural diversity in the arts in Australia.
Kultour is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its art funding and advisory body.
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Kultour is the national organisation working to advance cultural diversity in the arts in Australia. We advocate for greater national representation of artists from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds so that the arts reflects Australia’s true cultural identity.
Kultour develops submissions in response to governmentinquiries and contributes to other national opportunities. We contribute to the national arts dialogue and debate through representation on ArtsPeak, a confederation of national arts organisations advocating for inclusion of all art forms in the lives and education of Australians.
A snapshot of our work follows and are listed in chronological order.
In 2014 our advocacy efforts included:
· Calling on the WA Government to continue to support multicultural arts in WA with the closure of Kulcha WA (include link to media release as per e-bulletin March 2014)
· Participation at ArtsPeak meetings
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.
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A recent release of ABS estimates measuring the contribution cultural and creative activity contributes to the economy is $86.0 billion (6.9%) towards Australia’s Gross Domestic Product in 2008-09.
Australia is a signatory to the United Nations International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.