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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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KG2014 Goes on the road

“For me it was an important historical moment that not only brought artists together to discuss their practice but acted as a type of 'stocktake' of the state of the field , including a reminder of what had been forgotten.” Teresa Crea – KG2013

This August, national arts organisation, Kultour, commences the roll-out of its Gatherings 2014 (KG2014) program. A series of conceptual laboratories and associated forums for artists working in culturally and linguistically diverse contexts around Australia.

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Grace Barbé

Kultour Pulse program artist Grace Barbé | TOURING NOW!

The Afro Sound of the Seychelles

A colourful and energetic fusion of tropical island rhythms with African percussion, pop, jazz, reggae, rock and latin flavours, Grace’s “Afro-Kreol” sound is original, fresh and funky.

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Kultour Conversations 2014

"Technically we are all free to express ourselves. But when the cultural representations mirrored back to us don't reflect our diversity, we lose our sense of meaning. This is what binds us into a community and affirms that we belong. Without it we are rendered non-existent." Teresa Crea, Co-founder of Doppio Teatro, Australia

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A spotlight on KG2013 artist Panos Couros

Kultour National Gathering 2013 (KG2013)

Panos Couros is an artist, arts producer, educator and creative associate. He works primarily with sound and digital imagery and his works include sound installations; sound design and music composition for theatre and dance, sound design for multimedia and the corporate world; video installation and mixed/trans media works. As a creative producer he has generated a vast range of arts and corporate events around the country; from innovative multimedia performance events to major arts festivals. He is currently engaged as the Executive Director of the NT Writers Centre and continues his practice as a freelance artist.

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Kultour Receives Major Funding from the Australia Council for the Arts

Kultour Receives Major Funding from the Australia Council for the Arts

Kultour has received confirmation from the Australia Council of multi-year core funding for 2014-2016 and an additional $150,000 from the Unfunded Excellence Pool for the delivery of a Special Initiative in 2014. Kultour CEO, Julie Tipene O’Toole has welcomed the announcement and thanks the Australia Council for their ongoing support and recognition of Kultour and the programs and services it delivers across Australia.

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Cultural cringe? A step forward

Kultour CEO, Julie Tipene-O'Toole, applauds the statement made by Playwriting Australia's Artistic Director, Tim Roseman, "lamenting the lack of diversity of Australian actors on our stages" and agrees that this is only part of the problem.

"Much of the current argument surrounding culturally diverse representation and participation in the arts is founded on anecdotal discourse. Kultour has initiated an important research partnership to identify the compelling information and statistical data to reinforce our position and advocate for change " said Ms Tipene-O'Toole. "This research partnership will initially focus on the evidence measures to help monitor the presence of cultural diversity in the arts in Australia – to establish the current baseline and move forward". Read more...

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