The Triennial Funding Program provides three years of funding for local arts and cultural organisations.
The City of Gold Coast Arts Organisations Triennial Funding Program (AOTFP) provides three years of funding for local arts and cultural organisations. The program invests in organisations to support the development of new work, innovation, artistic excellence and cultural leadership.
Under the 2019–21 program, $1.8 million was invested in nine Gold Coast organisations:
- The Farm – an award-winning collective of dance and theatre artists, creating innovative work through collaboration. Funding will support the company to grow its repertoire, expand touring opportunities.
- The Walls Art Space – connecting people with current and experimental art on the Gold Coast. Funding will support organisational resilience, monthly curated exhibitions and events, local artists talks and ‘in residence’ opportunities, publications and off-site projects.
- Gold Coast Film Festival – bringing diverse Australian and International films, filmmakers and screen events to the Gold Coast. Funding will support the promotion and skills development of emerging local and Australian filmmakers.
- Gold Coast Music Awards – a recognisable, stand-alone brand representing Gold Coast music to a national audience. Funding will support GCMA to review and strengthen its business model and expand its impact into sector development initiatives.
- Shock Therapy Productions – a physical theatre and performance company developing innovative and transformative arts experiences. Funding will support engagement of a creative producer amongst other initiatives.
- Everybody Now – socially engaged, contemporary arts with a focus on performance-driven projects. Funding will support the company to bring people and connect with local communities through art.
- Gogi Dance Collective – an immersive dance and physical theatre company. Funding will support the development of a large-scale work, touring and schools’ initiatives, and the presentation of work locally.
- Relative Creative – an ever-evolving creative space for design, social innovation and cultural activity. Funding will support the introduction of a unique and industry leading Design Lab, incorporating a contemporary program of collaborations, workshops, exhibitions and forums.
- Somerset Storyfest – a leading children’s literature festival that is growing to encompass the broader community. Funding will support a series of literary events writers’ festival, workshops and masterclasses.