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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 opportunities

It's often unexpected and sometimes surprising, but it’s always distinctly Gold Coast. That is why we're on a mission to fuel the creativity of our artists, creatives and anyone who loves art.

We deliver workshops, programs, funding, panel discussions and professional development opportunities to our local community. Keep up to date with the latest opportunities here. 

Artist mentoring opportunity

Are you an emerging or mid-career Gold Coast artist? Are you looking to expand your experience in understanding how to create works for the public realm? The City is offering a $10,000 grant to an emerging/mid-career artist to help develop a one-on-one professional development opportunity through a mentorship with renowned New York based art and architecture studio LOT-EK.

beingNOWhere Creative Lab with Jeremy Neideck

Applications are invited for six arts and cultural workers to participate in the beingNOWhere Creative Lab. Each participant will be paired with someone of a different artistic, creative, cultural, or linguistic background with whom they will embark on a six-week part-time program of collaboration, experimentation, and play.

To lead this program, we welcome back to the city guest speaker from the FUSE Cultural Diversity in the Arts Forum 2016, Jeremy Neideck.

Public Art ‘In Conversation’ Talks

Yimbun and Muyum 2017 - John Graham

Public Art ‘In Conversation’ Talks

Join us for our first Public Art ‘In Conversation’ featuring John Waldron with John Graham. A very special evening facilitated by leading Arts Professional John Waldron in conversation with local Indigenous artist John Graham, Friday 16 June 2017.

Live Music Advisory Group

We're looking for members to join the Live Music Advisory Group. If you have experience in the local music sector as a musician, venue owner or within professional services including management, PR or technical you can play an important role in shaping the future of the live music scene on the Gold Coast.

Urban Oasis: G:link wrap commission

We searched for artists to create an artwork on the Gold Coast’s own light rail - the G:link. Now you decide on the art that wraps the light rail for the summer. Thanks to support from the Queensland Government’s Department of Transport and Main Roads, GoldlinQ and GoTransit.

South Stradbroke Island Indigenous Artist Camp 2017

The annual South Stradbroke Island Indigenous Artist Camp has successfully contributed to the development of the local sector over the past three years, with participants not only increasing their skills and exploring new art forms, but gaining new networks and professional opportunities.

Young Artist Development Salons

Friday night just got a whole lot better. Gold Coast creatives 30 years and under are invited to grow their creative career in 2017. This salon series is designed specifically for young people who want to carve out a career in the arts, cultural or creative industries. If you’re a young and emerging artist or cultural worker who wants to push your creative practice, build industry know-how and connect with collaborators and peers, this is for you.


While it’s not all about the money, it certainly helps.

If you’re a local artist, creative business or organisation, funding is available to GERMINATE, GENERATE and ACTIVATE your big ideas.

Generate program

Embracing the opportunity that the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) brings to the City, GENERATE is a unique program of development and production for individual artists and/or organisations that are creative, ambitious and bold.

This three stage program will bring together artists, creatives and collectives to develop content for the GC2018 arts and cultural program.

View all other funding and resources

View a wide range of funding available for artists and arts/cultural organisations through state and federal government sources.


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