GC Creative Spaces

GC Creative Spaces is an initiative delivered by the Arts and Culture Unit. The program helps connect Gold Coast creative businesses, practitioners, companies and Council-owned spaces.

GC Creative Spaces Program plays a significant part in the vibrant cultural life of our city. The program promotes traditional and contemporary arts practice. It supports creatives to access spaces to build their practice, connect with others, develop new work, and reach new audiences.

Image: CJ Anderson, Ormeau Art Shed 2022


Need a space to create?
Hone your creative skills?
Work alongside creative peers?

This is a self-led studio program. The program provides creatives with independent access to a variety of co-working studio spaces across the Gold Coast.

Creatives can select from 4 co-working creative spaces, suitable for a range of activities. Studio space locations across the city include Ormeau, Southport, and Coolangatta. At least 2 artists inhabit each space.


  • Space 1 – Art Shed 1, Ormeau Community Centre, Ormeau – 2 creatives
  • Space 2 – Art Shed 2, Ormeau Community Centre, Ormeau – 2 creatives
  • Space 3 – The Garage, Coolangatta Community Space (Danger Den), Coolangatta – 2 creatives
  • Space 4 – The Burrow, Coolangatta Community Space (Danger Den), Coolangatta – 2 creatives/group/collective

Download GC Creative Space Guidelines(PDF, 273KB)

Applications for studio program are now closed and will re-open mid 2024.

The 4217 studio, Surfers Paradise

The 4217 studio program is a new initiative commencing February 2023, providing artist and collectives with space to create, grow their arts practice and invigorate the 4217 Surfer Transit Centre.  Studios are currently home to Nextdoor ARI (Artist Run Initiative), 3/3 studio and a 4 artist collective at the Level Up studio.

The 4217 studios provide local artists with valuable space to make artwork, host exhibitions and connect with community through creative activations and local gatherings.

Level Up Residency @ Mint Art House Studio, Burleigh Heads

Level Up Residency is for early career visual artists aged 18 to 30 years, embedding early career visual artists within the Mint Art House Collective. This residency provides studio space to develop new work and connections to a community of artists with links to studio artists from the City’s GC Creative Spaces Program.

For more information, visit Level Up Youth Arts Program.

Applications are closed, next intake will open March 2024.