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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. 

Grant writing for the Arts with Lenine Bourke

GC Arts Leadership Exchange 2017
Photo courtesy of Jo-Anne Driessens

Grant writing for the Arts with Lenine Bourke

Join us for a two hour grant writing workshop facilitated by Lenine Bourke. We’ll look at different grants available and the basics of grant writing, support material and budgeting.

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Arts and Culture Sector Gathering

Photo courtesy of Salvador Cantellano

Join us for an Arts and Culture Sector Gathering

Are you a practising artist, creative or cultural worker on the Gold Coast? Do you want to connect with other local artists? Come along to our Arts and Culture Sector Gathering on Tuesday 13 June 2017. Facilitated by Lenine Bourke, it will be a night of networking, conversation, collaboration, updates and opportunities.

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2970° Generator – Five day masterclass with Alex Kelly & guests

Applications are invited for 10 people from multiple industry sectors (arts and non-arts) to participate in a five-day, hands-on masterclass in increasing engagement and impact for future shaping, cross-sectoral projects. To lead this program, we welcome back to the city Keynote Speaker from 2970° The Boiling Point in 2015, Alex Kelly.

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Australian Performing Arts Market – Gold Coast info session

Are you a performing artist or company ready to tour your work internationally? Keen to network and meet national and international performing arts industry? Join us to learn more about the Australian Performing Arts Market 2018.

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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.

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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.

View the finalists and vote for your favourite

Gateways Public Art Commission

Gateways Public Art Commission

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

View all other funding and resources


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