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Our local artists and creatives will help to create a vibrant, distinct and world class city.

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Arts and culture funding

Our culture is distinctly Gold Coast

The City offers funding for Gold Coast-based artists, arts organisations and creative practitioners working across all art forms and disciplines. We support professional and emerging artists and industries to develop excellent contemporary practice, creative collaborations and sustainable outcomes.

Our arts and cultural grants are aligned with the vision outlined in the Culture Strategy 2023.

Regional Arts Development Fund

Regional Arts Development Fund - Woman standing in the waves at night

RADF promotes the role and value of arts and culture in communities by investing in local arts and culture initiatives.

Arts Organisations Triennial Funding Program

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The AOTFP is for emerging and established organisations and groups delivering an annual program of arts and cultural activity within the city.

Music Business Improvement Grant Program

DJ playing a gig at Miami Shark Bar. Credit Peter Wheeler Photography.

The MBIP is a Music Action Plan 2021 initiative, providing funding to music venues and businesses for operational and premises improvements.

Other funding and

Arts & culture industry development & 2019 Generate group

View a wide range of funding available for artists and arts and cultural organisations through state and federal government sources.

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