Culture Jam is a creative crew from Melbourne who specialise in themed narrative driven events, decor, and eclectic mashes of music and culture.
The events are immersive and interactive, often based around a narrative key to each event. For example The World Beyond event tells a story of potential future realities and makes a political commentary. The Town, has a story each year that plays out in the lead up and at the event, this year the theme being Gentrification and corporate take-over. The themes always make a commentary on the real world, while allowing participants to engage in it in a very positive way.
The fundamental idea is that art, and theatre, should be a two way experience, opposed to something that is consumed.
Spaces come to life with actors, performers, installations, and epic set design. Those who come to event have created a culture of bringing their own surprises to share with the space, as this is where all the true magic happens. Dress-ups, skits, gifts, role-play and absurdity is all common language out our events.
Our events have a strong environmental focus, and apart from World Beyond are family friendly. We like to create environments that are full of natural creativity and connection, opposed to consumption. The vibes speak for themselves and they always attract amazing respectful people from all walks of life. Our events are inclusive and invite all who can come in to this fun and respectful vibe with an open mind.
Culture Jam has now expanded to a hire company, creating experiences, set designs, characters, creative direction and production for other events of all types.
As we expand we plan to grow into even more branches including a gaming and media subset too.
We pride ourselves on unique creativity, mind blowing ideas, and positive uplifting events and vibes. Check the ticket page for upcoming events and we will see you in the next World we co-create.
Message from the Director
Culture Jam is my first child and I've watched it grow from a nightclub gig with Opiuo in 2010 into beautiful pop-up worlds put together by some of Melbourne's best artists.
I essentially steer the ship and have a grander vision for where Culture Jam can head. Into unexplored creative and philanthropic experiments that aren't just restricted to Festivals but enrich every day lives, and help those in need.
If you want to hear more about the vision, or contribute, all messages here go straight to me, and I would love to have you onboard in whatever way you are keen. I am also love working with interns who want to learn about the event process, and collaborating with other big thinkers and doers.
Culture Jam relies on external support outside of the events too, and we are always looking for contributors who can help us bring our bigger visions to life. Please feel to make donations here to specific non-commercial projects.
"We are but characters in life's dream”
"Through exploring fantasy worlds and stepping outside ourselves, we find truth”