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Urban Oasis public art commission

It's down to the final five in the search for an artist to deliver an Urban Oasis in the heart of the Gold Coast's bustling tourist precinct. Check out the artists.

Arts and culture initiatives

Arts and cultural development on the coast is progressive and ever-changing. We regularly re-evaluate our programs and priorities to reflect this vibrant and exciting time.

Indigenous culture

The City of Gold Coast has a strong commitment to valuing and elevating our indigenous culture.

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Built on creativity and transformed by imagination

Our local artists and creatives will help to create a vibrant, distinct and world class city.

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 and ensure they have the opportunities they need to thrive.

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Urban Oasis public art commission

It's down to the final five in the search for an artist to deliver an Urban Oasis in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Urban Oasis is a space to dwell, a 24 hour, sub-tropical pivot point to our cultural heart. Check out the shortlisted artists - visit More Gold Coast


The evolution of Evandale

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.

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My Story exhibition offers an intimate look at the experience of local artists

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.

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Our strategy

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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.

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Our team

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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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More Gold Coast

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Discover everything Gold Coast. From local events, creative arts and restaurants, to sport, universities and business profiles; it's time to share our city.

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