Arts and culture
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, will ensure that the City is alive with cultural offerings in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games™ and the delivery of the $365 million cultural precinct.
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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From farmland to the city’s cultural future, Evandale continues to evolve as the beating cultural and civic heart of the Gold Coast.
Almost 40 years ago the opening of the city’s new civic headquarters marked a major milestone in the development of the Gold Coast, and now progress will usher in a new era.
A unique display of artwork at the Arts Centre Gold Coast provides visitors with an intimate journey through the creative experiences of local Indigenous artists.
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.