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About Us

Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Environment and Science, is dedicated to growing a vibrant and sustainable arts and cultural sector in Queensland. 

We recognise the public value of Queensland's dynamic arts and cultural sector and its delivery on the Queensland Government’s community objectives. Specifically, its contribution to the creation of jobs and a diverse economy, and building safe, caring and connected communities.

Arts Queensland is committed to ensuring integrity, accountability and consultation in delivering on our responsibilities and approach, and communicating outcomes.

Our responsibilities

  • Support the Minister for the Arts in setting the state government’s strategic policy direction for arts and culture in Queensland.

  • Facilitate delivery of the Queensland Government's arts and cultural priorities and administer government investment in funding programs and capital works programs.

  • Oversee and report on the Queensland Government's investment in arts and culture and ensure the best use of public funds.

  • Manage the state’s arts and cultural assets, including Brisbane's Cultural Precinct, South Bank; 381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley; Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts; and Centre of Contemporary Arts, Cairns.

  • Support the governance and compliance of arts companies and arts statutory bodies in the arts portfolio.

Our approach

  • Foster a community of the arts and facilitate growth of the arts and cultural sector.

  • Support arts and cultural growth through partnerships, programs and events.

  • Invest in all levels of the arts and cultural sector through streamlined processes.

  • Support the arts statutory bodies, venues and companies in the arts portfolio.

Our outcomes

  • Enable access to arts and culture.

  • Build an innovative and resilient arts and cultural sector.

  • Grow Queensland's cultural reputation and cultural tourism offering.

Our services