Kulchajam

Community Arts & Cultural Development

Support our Kulcha

Support the growth and ensure the viability of KULCHAJAM – our vibrant community arts and cultural hub in Byron Bay.

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Kulchajam is a vibrant arts and cultural organisation based in Byron Bay’s arts industry estate.

Support us to expand our operations onsite.

(Donations on this website are tax deductible. Go to our website www.kulchajam.org/supportourkulcha if you prefer a reward to a tax deduction)

WHY SUPPORT THIS PROJECT?

In our six years of operation we have run digital arts and performance art festivals, cultural exchange programs and youth art mentoring programs, hosted national and international artists, launched a local street market, while providing a venue for a steady stream of fundraisers, performances, skill sharing and classes. We operate an organic food cooperative on site providing affordable organics and consumer education to the community.

We facilitate creative, personal and professional matchmaking amongst local artists, and remain dedicated to continuing to inspire and support the creative community.

We face a critical point in our growth as an organisation, as our founding director leaves to go overseas and we are asking you to support our plan of action to ensure we can thrive well into the future.

WHAT YOU’RE FUNDING?

For the last year we have been working on planning this transition which includes providing disability access and wet weather outdoor hangout spaces, upgrading our kitchen and gallery to house a cafe and getting all our systems in place so we can thrive as a community and artist-run cultural hub.

Construction is underway, the cafe is set to open at the end of June and we want to bring you the best, most sustainable and inspiring version of creativity and culture possible.

We want to bring you the highest calibre of programs showcasing culture and arts workshops, performances, classes, gatherings and collaborations, while serving the finest organic food and drinks in a lush and sustainable environment.

Your contribution will help us to realise these visions:

  • launch a dynamic regular event program of films, music, performances, talks, workshops and classes
  • establish a cafe serving lunches and dinners, and a regular late night hang out space for creatives
  • establish a monthly arts and cultural zine as a hub for promoting local art and artists
  • ensure our space meets the needs of all our users and is a showcase of sustainability, including solar power, air conditioning for our performance space and equipment upgrades for regular food service and arts programming
  • improve our accessibility for wheelchairs and for all members of the community

The funds will support this process of transition as more people step up to be part of our organisation, and will be the culmination of six years of establishing an independent and thriving artist hub in Byron Bay.

Please support our kulcha.

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Kulchajam is a not-for-profit arts and cultural organisation cultivating new models of creative collaboration and shared resources. We are set up as a model of community cultural development that integrates social enterprise principles, sustainability, cultural exchange, and artistic excellence.

Our hub in the Byron Arts & Industrial Estate includes a performance space and dance studio, meeting room/lounge, commercial kitchen and outdoor courtyards. The centre provides a platform, facilities and support to local artists, cultural workers, creative and small scale sustainable food business to engage in the local economy.

Current projects include artist residencies and the kulcha artist coop, TEKSTAR digital arts and technology program, CO*OP Kulcha, a community food cooperative in Byron Shire, and KENE Peruvian women artisan solidarity project.

We welcome new members, volunteers, supporters, and partners in our work so please get in touch for more details on our programs and to get involved in our work.

Here at Kulchajam we see culture as the heart of all that we as humans say or do.

By focusing on strengthening and sharing culture, we share our passion for creativity, art, community and our environment.

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