Following Kate’s work as Co-Creative Director and Producer of Oz Fest India 2012 – a highly successful initiative that is seen as best practice for Australian cultural diplomacy – Kate was invited to provide curatorial services for Australia Festival in India.

An initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia Festival was a festival of Australian culture with 75 events, staged from Sept 2018 – March 2019, across 20 cities in India.

The festival was aimed at presenting a contemporary and diverse view of Australian culture to Indian audiences, and featured bands, comedy, food, theatre for young people, dance, intercultural collaborations, film, visual arts, literature, sport, design and a creative industries summit.