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Our portfolio

The Queensland Government arts portfolio encompasses Arts Queensland, arts statutory bodies and government-owned companies.

Statutory bodies

The arts statutory bodies are established and operate in accordance with their own enabling legislation. Each body is governed by a board and receives administered funding from the Queensland Government.


The arts companies are established under and operate in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). The State of Queensland, represented by the Minister for the Arts, is the sole shareholder of the companies (except Major Brisbane Festivals Pty Ltd, which is jointly owned by Brisbane City Council).

Information about the appointment process for Arts Portfolio Boards can be found here.