Arts & Culture

Townsville has a vibrant arts and culture community. Council has a variety of venues across the region including live theatre featuring live performance from local, national and international artists, two galleries featuring exhibitions from local artists as well as travelling exhibitions.

Council's Grants and Partnerships supports local initiatives and pursuits of excellence for arts and culture via the provision of financial assistance to community organisations and individuals.

2020-2024 Arts Strategy

The 2020-2024 Arts Strategy brings together Council’s visual and performing arts areas in one strategic document. It recognises the alignment of the two areas under common themes as well as their distinctiveness in providing programs and services for the community. Notably the strategy acknowledges the importance of the arts to community wellbeing and economic growth. It is informed by thorough community and stakeholder engagement.