The Gold Coast's arts and creative community are leading a cultural revolution. Our city is being re-imagined. We are energetic, unexpected and distinctly Gold Coast.
Our commitment to deliver the ambitious vision, set in the City of Gold Coast's first Culture Strategy by 2023.
Our $7 million arts sector investment, via the Accelerated Cultural Development Program that has helped produce outstanding works for Festival 2018 Gold Coast the arts and culture program of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, and the delivery of the $365 million cultural precinct, will ensure that the city is alive with cultural offerings during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The new strategic direction has already seen a fresh focus in several areas, including increased arts funding, elevating and celebrating our rich indigenous heritage, contemporary music, and mentoring local talent in non-traditional and innovative art forms.
We will support our local artists and cultural community through new initiatives to ensure they have the opportunities they need to thrive.
The search is on for an artist to deliver iconic gateways to the Gold Coast that are visually bold, expressive and memorable. The Gateways Public Art Commission will “bookend” the city becoming a beacon of our cultural life, creating a sense of arrival and welcome for locals and visitors.
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An Urban Oasis will soon sprout from the ground in the centre of the Gold Coast’s bustling tourist precinct. The work, titled Urban Oasis, to be created by international artist Alex Pentek, comprises four stainless steel shield ferns, standing eleven metres tall together accompanied by a series of ground panels.
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The Culture Strategy 2023 steers us toward a future where culture is central to our community wellbeing, our city's reputation, liveability and our economic growth.
The Arts and Culture unit supports the development of the local arts and cultural community to create a vibrant, distinct and world class city.
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