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.
Mobile K is a curated residency-based program that provides opportunities for deeper engagement between communities and visiting artists. It also provides artists with the opportunity to explore their practice in new contexts over an extended period of time. Mobile K projects may include studio/rehearsal visits, workshops and public engagements leading up to the presentation of an existing work. Mobile K projects can be also developed over a three-year period and encompass experimentation, creative development, presentation and national and international touring opportunities as well as the establishment of long-term partnerships with venues, cultural centres and galleries.
Kultour accepts expressions of interest from both presenters and galleries wishing to take part in Mobile K. Preference is given to proejcts taking place in remote, regional or outer metropolitan environments.
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Mobile K Projects 2011/12
Opal Vapour - Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal, Paula van Beek & Ria Soemardjo in partnership with Cairns Festival and Salamanca Arts Centre
In 2011 choreographer/dancer Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal will collaborate with composer/musician Ria Soemardjo and theatre/image-maker Paula Van Beek to create Opal Vapour, an interdisciplinary arts installation dance performance that addresses the loss of ritual in contemporary culture. The artistic project aims to create moving and deeply reflective performances which relate to present-day Australian sensibilities. The artist will be in residence at The Glasshouse, Port Macquarie and Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart and will be engaging local artists in interdisciplinary arts workshops that draw inspiration from the form and symbols of Wayang Kulit - Javanese shadow puppet theatre. Kultour will be looking for presentation partners for Opal Vapour for 2012-13.
Range/Terrain: Hybrid Performance Residency - Khaled Sabsabi, Tony Yap, Paschal Daantos Berry & Karla DIckens in partnership with NORPA and supported by the Australia Council for the Arts
Range/Terrain is an on-site residency/lab in regional Australia for artists of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background, aimed at providing a creative environment for artistic exchange, risk, dialogue and engagement with each other and the community in which they will reside. The project will provide an open lab environment that emphasises cross art form engagements in consultation and collaboration with the local arts and non-arts community. By employing experimental and hybrid art forms and aesthetically diverse art practices, Range/Terrain seeks to generate innovative reconsiderations of genre and audience engagement. Participating artists are: Tony Yap, Khaled Sabsabi, Paschal Daantos Berry and Karla Dickens.
Fa’amolemole, Pe Mafai Ona Tatou Lalaga Fa’atasi? (Please Can I Weave with You?) - Maryann Talia Pau (venues tbc)
Samoan-Australian artist, Maryann Talia Pau, will be embarking on a national weaving project in 2012. The residency project, entitled ‘Fa’amolemole, pe mafai ona tatou lalaga fa’atasi?’ (‘Please, can I weave with you?’) is an invitation to diverse communities to make together using the ancient craft of weaving. Maryann will engage with artists that have a weaving culture or who want to revive this craft that was once practiced. The project emphasises respect for the handmade and honours the unique story of each design and the materials used. It also aims to challenge the commonly held perception that the craft of weaving is located in the ancient, immutable past rather than a contemporary expression of dynamic cultures capable of adaptation and innovation. The project will culminate in a major exhibition in 2013.
Contact Kultour Program Manger Georgie Sedgwick for more information