Arts & culture

The Gold Coast's arts and creative community is leading a cultural revolution. Our city is being re-imagined. We are committed to delivering the ambitious vision set in the City of Gold Coast's first Culture Strategy by 2023.

To find out more about the abundance of performances, exhibitions, festivals, and arts and cultural events across the city, visit our Events calendar, We 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.

Here you can learn more about the opportunities, funding and initiatives available to our arts community.

Arts & culture initiatives photo image credit: All Eyes On Us – The Commonwealth Star, Stuart Green 2018

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. HOTA supports the city's already thriving cultural evolution.

A new City approach to cultural development

Our dynamic Arts & 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.

Contact us

Our Arts & culture team can be contacted on:

Phone: 07 5582 9258
Email: cultural@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Post: PO Box 5042 GOLD COAST MC QLD 9726

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