Kape Communications Pty Ltd is an agile agency adept in specialised, at times sensitive, cultural communications, audience development and research, project management and international engagement.
Its founder Fotis Kapetopoulos has 25-years of experience in the arts, political, media, and multicultural as well as, commercial industries. When necessary Kape Communications draws on expertise from a large national and international network of specialists and organisations.
Kape Communications clients have included; Creative Victoria, Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Queensland, Arts SA, the Department of Culture and the Arts in WA, Australian Multicultural Foundation, RMIT University, the Australian Ballet, the National Gallery of Victoria and Walker International Communications Group Inc. NYC.
Non-culture industry clients include; Australian Minerals Council, Goody’s Burger House, Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD), Farmers Union, QUIT and Neos Kosmos Media.
Some of the projects undertaken by Kape Communications Pty Ltd are; Tianjin Senior Cultural Leaders’ Creative Industry tour, Arts West, Melbourne Rebetiko (Greek Blues) Festival, Athens Burns Bright Creative Ecology Tour, a cooperative arts marketing initiative; Bite the Big Apple Arts & Cultural Management Tour of New York; and the development of a unique national cultural leadership program, as an MBA elective, at RMIT University.
Kape Communications host international speakers such as, Dr Richard Kurin, Director of National Programs, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; Donna Walker-Kuhne, President of Engagement for the New Jersey Performing Arts Centre, NJ; John Haworth, former-Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York and Denise Montgomery, former-Director of Communications and Marketing at the Museum of Contemporary Arts San Diego.
From 2011 to 2013, Fotis Kapetopoulos was the Multicultural Media Adviser to the Premier of Victoria, Ted Bailleu. Between 2007 and 2011 Fotis Kapetopoulos was Editor in Chief of Neos Kosmos newspaper, Australia's largest and oldest national Greek Australian newspaper. The English edition has an on-line presence of 1.2million unique users per annum.
Kape Communications Pty Ltd was commissioned by The Australia Council for the Arts to write two national reports; ‘Who goes there? National multicultural arts audience case studies’, and ‘Adjust your view: Developing multicultural audiences for the arts: a tool-kit’.
Fotis is a PhD Candidate in communications at Deakin University, holds a Masters in Tourism Marketing from Monash University and a BA Hon in Politics from Flinders University. He was awarded an Arts Management Residency at the National Arts Council of Singapore and a Leadership Grant for a short term fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.
He contributes to various publications such as Daily Review arts and entertainment news, Neos Kosmos English Edition, Opinion On-Line and others. He speaks at conferences as: National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters Conference, Perth; Adelaide Festival of Ideas, Programme for Innovation in Artform Development (PIAD) Bloemfontein, South Africa; Commonwealth Foundation’s Diversity Matters Forum, Singapore; and the American National Arts Marketing Conference, Chicago.
Fotis teaches communications, marketing and branding at VCA and MCM, University of Melbourne, Masters of Creative Industries, Melbourne Polytechnic, and for the Chinese Leaders Program, RMIT University. He occasionally guest lecturers at LASALLE College for the Arts, Singapore.