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Arts and Culture initiatives

Arts and cultural development on the Gold Coast is progressive and ever-changing. We regularly re-evaluate our programs and priorities to reflect this vibrant and exciting time.

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Indigenous culture

The City of Gold Coast has a strong commitment to valuing and elevating our Indigenous culture.

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Music Action Plan 2021

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

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Arts & culture

COVID-19 Update

In support of Gold Coast artists, arts practitioners, arts groups and arts organisations coping with the impact of COVID-19 the City of Gold Coast Arts and Culture unit remains committed to the provision of funding, development opportunities and initiatives.

Visit the links below for more information. Keep up to date with the most current news and opportunities through the Gold Coast Arts and Culture Facebook page.

City of Gold Coast: built on creativity, transformed by imagination.

The Gold Coast's arts and creative community is leading a cultural revolution. Our city is being re-imagined. We are energetic, unexpected and distinctly Gold Coast.

Our commitment is to deliver the ambitious vision set in the City of Gold Coast's first Culture Strategy by 2023.

Arts & Culture funding opportunities


  • Regional Arts Development Fund
  • Arts Organisations Triennial Funding Program
  • Other funding and resources
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Arts & culture industry development & 2019 Generate group

Development opportunities

Find out about our current development opportunities for artists, arts practitioners and industry.

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  • Culture Strategy
  • Public Art Plan
  • Music Action Plan
  • Indigenous culture
  • Sector development
  • Partnership and investment
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Culture Strategy 2023

The Culture Strategy 2023 identifies three catalysts for change:

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™

GC2018 delivered a once-in-a-generation opportunity for arts and cultural development for our city, leaving an outstanding cultural legacy.

Cultural Precinct - HOTA

Our new cultural precinct is the heart for arts, culture and creative enterprise on the Gold Coast. When completed, HOTA will support the city’s already thriving cultural evolution.

A new City approach to cultural development

Our dynamic Arts and Culture team is committed to delivering an exciting program of opportunities. We assist with:

  • business and skills development across a range of art forms
  • supporting an ecology of cultural organisations
  • investing in our arts and cultural workers through funding programs and in-kind support to ensure they have the opportunities they need to thrive.

The Gold Coast is a city alive with creativity. To find out more about the abundance of performances, exhibitions, festivals, and arts and cultural events across the city, visit our Events calendarWe Are Gold Coast and HOTA, Home of the Arts

Our community centres are creative hubs providing programs and facilities at a local level. Head to community centres to explore the arts and cultural programs at your local centre.

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Contact us

Our Arts and Culture team can be contacted on:

Phone: 07 5582 9258
Address: PO Box 5042 GOLD COAST MC QLD 9726

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Artwork credits:
All Eyes On Us – The Commonwealth Star, Stuart Green 2018; Wave – G:link Art Wrap, Cynthia Cabello 2016.