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Central Highlands Regional Council area


Central Highlands Regional Council area has a small but committed arts and cultural scene with three art galleries in the region. The Council has developed a well-considered Community Plan and value the role of arts in developing resourceful and vibrant communities. Central Highlands celebrate and promote diversity through arts and cultural activities, and by preserving their indigenous and pioneering heritage.  They encourage and provide access to a diverse range of arts and cultural initiatives, programs and events.

Arts and Culture

Current relevant plans and strategies

Central Highlands Arts and Cultural Policy

Festivals and Events

Central Highlands Arts in August Program

Gemfest "Festival of Gems"

Central Highlands Multicultural Festival

Central Highlands Easter Sunflower Festival

Arts and Cultural Assets


Blackwater Civic Centre

Capella Cultural Centre


Emerald Art Gallery

Bauhinia Bicentennial Art Gallery Springsure

Museums and Heritage

Capella Pioneer Village


Arts Queensland investment

We are proud to partner with Central Highlands Regional Council to support a range of local arts and cultural initiatives through the Regional Arts Development Fund in addition to investments through our other funding programs.

View previous funding recipients.

Other Queensland Government investment 

The Queensland Government also provides funding for local arts and cultural activities through the following investment programs: