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Ipswich City Council area


Ipswich City Council area has an established and active arts and cultural scene. It is well served by a range of arts and cultural facilities plus events which are managed or supported by the Council.

Arts and Culture

Current relevant plans and strategies 

Ipswich City Council Corporate Plan 2012 – 2017  |  Ipswich City Council Cultural Policy


Festivals and Events

Ipswich Festival

Ipswich Art Awards

Art Beat Festival

Ipswich One Act Play Festival

Ipswich Festival of Children’s Literature


Arts and Cultural Assets


Incinerator Theatre

Ipswich Civic Centre

Woodlands of Marburg

Studio 188


Ipswich Community Art Gallery

Museums and Heritage

The Workshops Rail Museum – North Ipswich

RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre

Rosewood Railway Museum – North Ipswich

Queens Park Environmental Centre

Cooneana Heritage Centre - 1041 Redbank Plains Road New Chum Qld 4303


Arts Queensland investment

We are proud to partner with Ipswich 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: