Funding boost for local arts sector

Published on 25 October 2021

Arts Organisations Triennial Funding Program
A $2.1 million cash splash will kickstart the Gold Coast’s art industry, with 12 local arts and cultural organisations to benefit from the City’s Arts Organisation Triennial Funding.


A total of $700,000 in funding will be allocated to successful recipients annually over the next three years.


Acting Mayor Donna Gates said the City was committed to supporting the ongoing growth of the Gold Coast’s creative sector. 
“It’s been a very tough 18 months for our arts community and local creatives. 


“These grants will allow local arts and cultural organisations to continue delivering new work and provide creative employment opportunities for Gold Coast artists.


“There is a wealth of talent within our city and it’s vital we continue to nurture and future-proof the sector.”


Funding for the successful recipients will be delivered across a three-year period from 2022 to 2024. 


The Arts Organisation Triennial Funding is a key funding program for the City and supports the continued growth of the sector, building capacity for these organisations to deliver high-quality cultural products which in turn provide an economic benefit for the city. 


Successful recipients of the 2022-2024 funding:


The Farm

$ 130,000

Everybody NOW! Ltd


Shock Therapy Arts Ltd (Shock Therapy Productions)

$ 100,000

Blank Gold Coast (Music Gold Coast)

$ 70,000

Karul Projects

$ 60,000

Somerset Storyfest Ltd

$ 60,000

SWELL Sculpture Festival Ltd

$ 50,000

Gold Coast Film Fantastic Ltd (Gold Coast Film Festival)

$ 50,000

ARC Circus Co

$ 35,000


Corrina Bonshek and Collaborators Limited

$ 15,000

Gold Coast Multicultural Arts Group In Collaboration Inc (GC MAGIC)

$ 15,000

Mint Art House

$ 15,000