About Us

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 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 INSCRIBE youth mentoring street art project, artist 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.

Philosophy
By focusing on strengthening and sharing culture, we share our passion for creativity, art, community and our environment. We create spaces for the sharing of the common elements of all cultures… story, song, dance, music, and food amongst the diverse people that form part of our community. We reach out to other communities and peoples, nationally and internationally to collaborate, co-operate and form relationships of respect and understanding.Motivated to work for social justice and lasting social and environmental change, we see that these things are best cultivated in the melting pot of shared Kulcha.

Supporters and Partners
We deeply appreciate the support and assistance of a range of grantmakers, supporters and partners who have made our projects, programs and continued operations possible.
    •    Australia Council for the Arts for Island Rhythm, Nareeba Kungeel Barool and ongoing partnership development.
    •    NSW Regional Arts Fund Fund for the <in.scribe> youth arts mentoring program
    •    NSW Arts Partnership Development Program for Tekstar 2013
    •    Arts Queensland and Regional Arts Development Fund (Qld) for Island Rhythm and Nareeba Kungeel Barool

Community partners
The following businesses provide ongoing assistance and support to our operations:
    •    Linknet - linkent.com.au provides us with high speed wireless connection that enables us to offer live streaming of events at Kulchajam
    •    Spirit Web Solutions - Database and website

Project Partners
    •    Southern Cross University
    •    Byron Shire Council
    •    Byron Youth Service
    •    Nortec Youth Connections
    •    Rainforest Information Centre
    •    Munch Crunch