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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.

City of Gold Coast delivers workshops, programs, funding, panel discussions and professional development opportunities to our local community. Keep up to date with the latest opportunities here. 

Gold Coast Arts Leadership Exchange

The Australia Council for the Arts and City of Gold Coast encourage local leaders and emerging leaders to apply to be part of the Gold Coast Arts Leadership Exchange. This free, one-day exchange with national arts leaders offers an interactive learning experience to inspire and enhance arts leadership. The program has been tailored to suit leaders from a range of career levels and will respond to local challenges and opportunities. Independents and people working for organisations are encouraged to apply.

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Producer Professional Development Program opportunity with Bleach* Festival 2017

We are looking for the next wave of creative producers, project managers, event coordinators and arts administrators to support the growth of our city’s rapidly evolving and growing arts and cultural sector. We are offering an opportunity for an emerging arts and cultural worker – or an emerging event/project manager with a demonstrated interest in arts and culture – to increase their professional skills, experience and networks by undertaking a paid placement with Bleach* Festival.

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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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