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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 Our Future State: Advancing Queensland Priorities. Specifically, its contribution to the creation of jobs in a strong economy, and engaging young Queenslanders.

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