Kape Communications Pty Ltd specialises in culturally and socially diverse communications; audience development and research; PR, ethnic media, and stakeholder, community and international engagement.
Kape Communications' founder Fotis Kapetopoulos has 25-years of experience in the arts, political, media and engagement in the not-for-profit, government and commercial sectors.
Kape Communications current and past clients have include: National Ethnic & Multicultural Broadcasters Council, Australian Minerals Council, Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD), Farmers Union, Neos Kosmos Media, Creative Victoria, Australia Council for the Arts, the Department of Culture and the Arts in WA, Australian Multicultural Foundation, RMIT University, the National Gallery of Victoria, Footscray Community Arts Centre, and Walker International Communications Group Inc., NYC, among others.
Selected projects include; the Gansu Senior Cultural Leaders' Creative Industry tour, Arts West Arts Marketing Cooperative, Melbourne Rebetiko (Greek Blues) Festival, Athens Burns Bright Creative Ecology Tour; Bite the Big Apple Arts & Cultural Management Tour of New York; and a national MBA accredited cultural industry leadership program for 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; and Denise Montgomery, former-Director of Communications and Marketing at the Museum of Contemporary Arts San Diego.
Fotis Kapetopoulos was the Multicultural Media Adviser to the former-Premier of Victoria, Ted Bailleu. He was Editor in Chief of Neos Kosmos newspaper, Australia's largest national Greek-Australian media outlet with over 120,000 unique users per month. He also led Victoria's peak multicultural arts agency, Multicultural Arts Victoria where he oversaw increased membership and a range of national and international arts programs.
Kape Communications Pty Ltd was commissioned by The Australia Council for the Arts to write two national multicultural audience case studies and toolkit; ‘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 where he initiated the cultural MoU between Singaporean and Victorian, Australian, governments. He received a Leadership Grant for an internship at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.
He contributes to various publications such as Daily Review, Neos Kosmos English Edition, Cosmos Science Magazine and others. Fotis speaks at conferences like: the 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 Kapetopoulos lectures in marketing and branding at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. He coordinates the industry-based Audience Development and Cultural Leadership programs in the Masters of Creative Industries for the Melbourne Polytechnic and lectures on cultural policy for the Chinese Leaders Program at RMIT University. He is an occasional guest lecturers at LASALLE College for the Arts, Singapore.