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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 & culture development

We deliver workshops, programs, panel discussions and professional development opportunities in our community.

Programs are updated here as they are announced.

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Image: Jaye Carcary & Tessa Bergan


The City's Arts and Culture Unit are seeking expressions of interest from teams or individual practitioners (to be allocated into teams) who practice in one of the following specialty areas to work with a Team Leader and Cultural Influencer on LENSGC 2019 – writers/poets, digital content creators, photographers, filmmakers/videographers and sound artists.

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Image: Peter Wheeler Photography

Music Action Plan – The Business Of Music

Connecting you with mentors and respected members of the industry to take your music business goals, skills, knowledge and networks to the next level.

Image credit:  Stafford Brothers, Nightquarter. Photo by James Wills.

Image credit: James Wills.

Professional Attachment Program 2019 – Music Action Plan

To support the development of music industry professionals on the Gold Coast, the City is offering highly motivated individuals the opportunity to undertake professional paid attachments with a range of organisations to establish new relationships with industry leaders, artists and peers, and accelerate career opportunities.

Image credit: Home Sweet Home by Art-Work Agency

Image credit: Art-Work Agency

Professional Attachment Program 2019 – Public Art Plan

To support the development of public art professionals on the Gold Coast, the City is offering one highly motivated individual the opportunity to undertake a professional paid attachment with Art-Work Agency to establish new relationships with industry leaders, artists and peers, and accelerate career opportunities.

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GENERATE GC Labs 2019 – call for Expressions of Interest

Expressions of interest are now open for GENERATE GC; a bespoke, two-year program designed to develop new site specific work generated by Gold Coast artists and creative practitioners.

LENSGC 2019 - Visual Literacy: Between Photographs & Words

In support of LENSGC 2019 the City is offering the opportunity for 12 Gold Coast artists to participate in a workshop - Visual Literacy: Between Photographs & Words - with previous LENSGC program participant Aaron Chapman.

Music Action Plan – AAM Music Managers Round Table Workshop

The Association of Artist Managers Australia (AAM) in collaboration with the City's Music Action Plan 2021 (MAP) is excited to deliver a music managers ‘round table’ focused on developing emerging Gold Coast music managers.

Workshop: Grant writing skills for the music industry

How do you find the right grant for your project? How can you demonstrate your project’ s impact? What do assessors look for when evaluating viability?

Artist Development Salons

Artist Development Salons

Are you a Gold Coast creative who wants to grow your creative career in 2019?

This salon series is designed specifically for people who want to carve out a career in the arts, cultural or creative industries.

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