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City of Gold Coast Council area


Gold Coast Local Government Area has an established and active arts and cultural scene. It is well served by a range of arts and cultural facilities, organisations and events, many of which are managed or supported by the Council.

The Council has a comprehensive website highlighting the city’s many arts and cultural attributes and opportunities

Arts and Culture

Current relevant plans and strategies

Gold Coast Culture Strategy 2023 |  Gold Coast Corporate Plan

Festivals and Events

Bleach Festival


Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival

Cooly Rocks On  (Rock and Roll Festival)

Broadbeach Country Music Festival

Broadbeach Jazz Festival

Gold Coast Film Festival

Swell Sculpture

Arts and Cultural Assets


The Arts Centre Gold Coast


19 KAREN Contemporary Art Space

Watling Art Services and Art Gallery

Gold Coast City Gallery

Museums and Heritage

Gold Coast Local Heritage Register

Arts Queensland investment

We are proud to partner with City of Gold Coast 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: