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Arts Organisations Triennial Funding Program

Closing date:
24 September 2018 (midnight)

The Arts Organisations Triennial Funding Program (AOTFP) is for emerging and established organisations and groups delivering an annual program of arts and cultural activity within the City of Gold Coast. Organisations/groups supported actively engage in shared outcomes to assist the City to deliver on the strategic outcomes of the Culture Strategy 2023.

Funding will be provided towards operations and programs over a three year period (2019 – 2021).

The program aims to build the City’s arts sector ecology and:

  • profile the local arts sector’s capabilities and strengthen opportunities for partnership and collaboration
  • support the development of new work, innovation, entrepreneurship, artistic excellence and cultural leadership
  • encourage a strong and diverse local arts sector to provide increasing access and engagement for the local community
  • support the arts sector to create sustainable employment opportunities for the city’s creative workforce
  • support the arts sector to build diverse income streams through creative business models and broadening funding opportunities with other agencies; and,
  • raise awareness of arts and culture in the city contributing to the City’s reputation.

Funding recipients 2019 - 2021

  • Everybody Now – delivering dynamic contemporary arts experiences. Funding will support the company to bring people together with a focus on belonging, connection and expression.
  • Gogi Dance Collective – an immersive dance and physical theatre company. Funding will support the development of a large-scale work, touring and schools initiatives, and the presentation of work locally.
  • Gold Coast Film Festival – bringing diverse Australian and International films, filmmakers and screen events to the Gold Coast. Funding will support the promotion and skills development of emerging local and Australian filmmakers.
  • Gold Coast Music Awards – an exciting and recognised industry awards event. Funding will support GCMA to review and strengthen its business model and expand its impact into sector professional development initiatives.
  • Relative Creative – an ever-evolving creative space for design, social innovation and cultural activity. Funding will support the introduction of a unique and industry leading Design Lab, incorporating a contemporary program of collaborations, workshops, exhibitions and forums.
  • Shock Therapy Productions – a growing independent, multidisciplinary performance company and local leader in the creation of innovative new work. Funding will support engagement of a creative producer amongst other initiatives.
  • Somerset Storyfest – a leading children’s literature festival that is growing to encompass the broader community. Funding will support a series of literary events writers’ festival, workshops and masterclasses.
  • The Farm – an award-winning collective of dance and theatre artists, creating innovative work through collaboration. Funding will support the company to grow its repertoire, expand touring opportunities.
  • The Walls Art Space – connecting people with current and experimental art on the Gold Coast. Funding will support organisational resilience, artists ‘in-residence’ opportunities, plus an annual program of curated exhibitions and events.


For further information, please contact:

Emma Calverley
Arts and Culture Program Lead – Partnerships and Investment
Phone: 07 5582 6871

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