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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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Music Action Plan 2021

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

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Arts & culture

The Gold Coast's arts and creative community is leading a cultural revolution. Our city is being re-imagined. We are energetic, unexpected and distinctly Gold Coast.

Our commitment is 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, has resulted in an outstanding cultural legacy for the city:

  • providing professional development and building capacity of the arts sector
  • inclusion of world class, high quality local content in Festival 2018 Gold Coast, the arts and culture program of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
  • delivery of a transformative public art program
  • delivery of the $365 million cultural precinct.

These activities ensured that the city came alive with cultural offerings during the 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.

Arts & Culture funding opportunities

Funding opportunities

  • Regional Arts Development Fund
  • Arts Organisations Triennial Funding Program
  • Other funding and resources
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Arts & culture industry development & events

Industry development & events

Find more about Arts & culture events and development opportunities.

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Initiatives

  • Music Action Plan 2021
  • Culture Strategy 2023
  • Public Art
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Contact us

Our Arts and Culture team can be contacted on:

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Phone: 07 5582 9258
Email: cultural@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Address: PO Box 5042 GOLD COAST MC QLD 9726

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