Kape Communications Pty Ltd director is Fotis Kapetopoulos with over 25 years experience in the creative industries and media. The company specialises in cultural communications, arts management, audience development and international engagement.
Recent projects undertaken by Kape Communications include; Arts West, a cooperative arts marketing initiative for Creative Victoria, the Victorian Government's arts funding body; development for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and the annual Bite the Big Apple! Arts & Cultural Management Tour of New York.
Fotis also lectures in cultural and arts branding and communications for the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University and RMIT University. Between 2011 and 2013 Fotis was invited to take on the role of Multicultural Media Adviser to the Premier of Victoria, Ted Bailleu. He developed culturally diverse and youth media strategies for the Office of the Premier of Victoria and other government departments.
Between 2007 and 2011 Fotis Kapetopoulos was Editor in Chief of Neos Kosmos newspaper, Australia's oldest national Greek paper. He saw the paper develop into a stand-alone English edition and develop an on-line presence with 110,000 unique users per month.
Kape Communications hosts international thinkers in arts and cultural policy, programming and audience development from the USA, Netherlands and Britain 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, Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York and Denise Montgomery, Director of Communications and Marketing at the Museum of Contemporary Arts San Diego.
The Australia Council for the Arts commissioned Fotis Kapetopoulos to write ‘Who goes there? National multicultural arts audience case studies’, and ‘Adjust your view: Developing multicultural audiences for the arts - a tool-kit’, available on www.australiacouncil.gov.au.
Fotis is a PhD research in communications at the University of Canberra, holds a Masters in Cultural Tourism form Monash University and a BA Hon. in Politics from Flinders University. He has been awarded the 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.
Kape Communication partners and clients include the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, Arts Queensland, Arts SA, the Department of Culture and the Arts in WA, Australian Multicultural Foundation, RMIT University, LASALLE College for the Arts Singapore, the Arts Centre Victoria, the National Gallery of Victoria and Walker International Communications Group Inc. NYC.