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Townsville City Council area


Townsville Local Government Area has a vibrant arts and cultural scene and is home to several major performing and visual arts companies.

Arts and Culture

Current relevant plans and strategies

Townsville City Council Community Plan |  Townsville City Council Community Development Strategy  

Festivals and Events

Celebrate Townsville Turning 150

Townsville Cultural Festival

Australian Festival of Chamber Music

Compact Prints - International Biennial Print Exhibition / Exchange

Townsville Fashion Festival 

The Percivals

Bohemian Masquerade Ball 2014 - Arstpaced Inc

Screengrab7 - International Media Arts Award


Arts and Cultural Assets


Townsville Civic Theatre

Riverway Arts Centre

The Strand

School of Arts Building

Old Magistrates Court Building (Old Court Theatre)

Thuringowa Civic Centre


Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Pinnacles Gallery

eMerge Gallery

Umbrella Studio

Art at Jezzine - Townsville Art Society

The Drill Hall Studio

Museums and Heritage

Museum of Tropical Queensland

RAAF Museum Townsville 

Maritime Museum

Army Museum of North Queensland

Townsville Museum and Historical Society Inc


Arts Queensland investment

We are proud to partner with Townsville City 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: