KALACC Festival

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts
20 October 2014
Image: Bunuba girls at Ngumpan KALACC Festival.  Credit: Carole Edrich (Photo Courtesy of Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Cultural Centre)
Image: Bunuba girls at Ngumpan KALACC Festival. Credit: Carole Edrich (Photo Courtesy of Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Cultural Centre)

KALACC  is an annual regional cultural festival celebrating Kimberley Aboriginal dance, art, politics and culture.

KALACC received $60,000 through ATSIA’s 2013 Presentation and Promotion category.

From 2015, applications for projects like this can be submitted through –  Arts Projects - Organisations (between $10,000 - $150,000) program.


The KALACC Festival is a three day program that features traditional cultural knowledge and history through song and dance. The Regional cultural festival celebrates Kimberley Aboriginal dance, art, politics and culture, with traditional cultural performance of 30 language groups in the Kimberley.

With the Australia Council’s support, the 2014 festival  will run a cultural knowledge transfer through youth programs, visual arts, men’s and women’s business, and dance and song from Kimberley communities. The festival is free for Kimberley Aboriginal people, with other festival attendees paying to increase revenue and share culture. 

The calibre of performers is reflected by Indigenous groups participating in the event, such as internationally renowned Bardi and Karajarri Dancers. The festival continues to be an integral part of the regional fabric, promoting the cultural diversity and linkages of land, law, culture and language. 

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