Creative Tourism Grants Program

The Creative Tourism Grants Program helps the City deliver on our Culture Strategy 2023 – supporting the Gold Coast’s distinct culture. The program aims to:

  • enrich our city’s visitor experience –  to surprise and delight
  • expand the range of creative tourism experiences for visitors and locals
  • build our city’s profile, appeal and reputation for unique creative experiences
  • increase audiences for our creative cultural product
  • generate local economic activity through creative and artistic projects.

Supporting our creative industry

Creative Tourism Grants support projects underpinned by the work of professional artists – their ideas, platforms and/or products. Projects must show they will have a reasonable tourism impact. Grants of up to $50,000 are available to Gold Coast based organisations and groups towards:

  • new creative tourism projects
  • a new phase of development/delivery for existing creative tourism projects
  • unique partnerships between the arts and tourism sectors/operators
  • start-up ideas that need further testing, research and development
  • projects engaging with creative products and businesses in new and interesting ways
  • one-off events or activities.

Important dates

  • Applications open: 27 September 2021
  • Applications close: 15 November 2021
  • Notification: February 2022

Key documents & how to apply

For more information on who is eligible to apply, the assessment process and how to submit an application, review the following documents:

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Before you start your application, you are encouraged to contact the Arts and Culture team to discuss your application.

Phone: 07 5582 9258

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