Arts & culture vibe

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The Gold Coast’s unique arts scene is brimming with entrepreneurial culture creators and spirited creativity.

We are a city with an exciting emerging cultural scene. It is entrepreneurial, organic, and taps into the youthful energy and spirit of our city.

We are a city with stories to tell – from the agricultural past of Mudgeeraba to the fibro shacks of the southern Gold Coast. We are home to international film studios and world-class universities. We boast a vibrant live music scene and a community of talented artists who call the Gold Coast home. Every weekend our city is buzzing with design markets, community events and festivals.

We are culturally diverse with over 28 per cent of our population born overseas and there is a deep and rich indigenous heritage and culture on the Gold Coast. This cultural ‘buzz’ happens against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty and sublime sub-tropical weather. We are a city with huge creative potential.

Through the City of Gold Coast’s Culture Strategy 2023 we are pushing boundaries and challenging perceptions to uncover and promote our unique culture and explore new creative territory.

Above all, the city’s arts and culture scene is forever exploring new ways to support local artists and cultural practitioners to create excellent, contemporary art, that could only be made on the Gold Coast.