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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 initiatives

A place where culture is everyday

The Culture Strategy 2023 has invigorated arts and culture across our city.

The strategy aims to:

  • recognise and nurture the energy and creative vision of our local artists and creative industries
  • encourage new ideas and creative collaborations
  • engage our community in world-class cultural experiences.

The arts and cultural initiatives support our arts and cultural community to innovate, surprise and thrive.

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.

Culture Strategy

Cover of the Culture Strategy 2021 document

The Culture Strategy 2023 sets a vision for our city where culture is central to our community wellbeing, our city's reputation and liveability, and our economic growth.

Public Art Plan

The art pylons at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure facility - Carrara

Our Public Art Plan delivers a distinct vision for public art additions to our city to engage, excite and inspire our locals and visitors alike.

Music Action Plan

A singer on stage at the Music Action plan launch

The Music Action Plan envisions a vibrant, creative city, where artists and the music industry are valued and provided with opportunities to develop sustainable careers while continuing to live on the Coast.

Indigenous culture

A group sitting on the beach at South Stradbroke Indigenous Artist camp 2019

We are committed to valuing and elevating our rich Indigenous culture and heritage. We aim to support local artists and instigate initiatives that develop and promote Indigenous arts and culture on the Coast.

Sector development

A group of people standing on the beach as a Generate 2019 art installation

We support the creative and professional development of our local artists and cultural industries by delivering regular arts and cultural opportunities, including workshops, programs, networking events and more.

Partnership and investment

Dancers on a stage for Yes we dance by Everybody NOW - Festival 2018

The City of Gold Coast offers funding for Gold Coast-based artists, arts organisations and creative practitioners working across all art forms and disciplines.

Artwork credits:
All Eyes On Us – The Commonwealth Star, Stuart Green 2018

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