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.
- 2020-2024 Arts Strategy (PDF, 2.6 MB)
Council has two premier theatres and art galleries, as well as Strand Ephemera bi-annually.
Supports local initiatives and pursuits of excellence that enhance community wellbeing and opportunity.
We have an array of awards programs throughout the year recognising the achievements and contributions of our residents.
No matter what your interests are, Council’s variety of events has something to suit everyone.
Council’s street art collection extends arts experiences outside to activate community spaces, grow audiences and foster collaborative relationships.