Gold Coast arts sector to benefit from $2.1 million cash splash

The city’s struggling arts sector is set to benefit from a massive $2.1 million in funding announced by Council today in a bid to kickstart the industry following the pandemic.

Twelve local arts and cultural organisations have been chosen and will receive $700,000 annually over the next three years.

Some of the successful recipients include the Somerset Storyfest, Swell Sculpture Festival and Gold Coast Film Festival.


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Acting Mayor Donna Gates said the ongoing growth of the Gold Coast’s creative sector remained one of the city’s top priorities.

“It’s been a very tough 18 months for our arts community and local creatives,” she said.

“These grants will allow local arts and cultural organisations to continue delivering new work and provide creative employment opportunities for Gold Coast artists.

“There is a wealth of talent within our city and it’s vital we continue to nurture and future-proof the sector.”

The money is being supplied from the city’s key Arts Organisation Triennial Funding program.