Arts and culture

Brisbane City Council is dedicated to fostering an innovative and creative community and to providing opportunities for everyone to participate in the cultural life of our diverse and vibrant city. See the LIVE guide event calendar for up and coming arts and cultural activities in Brisbane. Most of these activities are free entry and for all ages.



Find out what shows and events are on at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, the opening hours and how to get to Mt Coot-tha.


Find out what's on and how to get tickets.  Also find the terms of entry, how to hire Riverstage and other location details.

Artwork on traffic signal boxes

Turn Brisbane into a brighter place by painting traffic signal boxes with original artwork.

Creative Events Register

Opportunities for local arts and cultural workers to deliver arts, cultural events and projects throughout the city.

Public artwork in Brisbane

Read Council's Art in Public Places policy and search for public art in Brisbane.

Creative Sparks

Grants for local artists, arts workers and cultural organisations.

Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards

Find out about the annual Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards.

Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships

Professional development and training of artists and arts workers aged between 17 and 30.

Arts and cultural facilities

Council provides funding for major arts and cultural facilities like the Museum of Brisbane and Brisbane Powerhouse.

Festivals and events

Council provides funding for a broad range of festivals and events including major festivals like Brisbane Festival and Brisbane International Film Festival. Council also promotes suburban community festivals like 2High Festival, Teneriffe Festival and Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols, and multicultural festivals like Paniyiri, Italian Week, Oktoberfest and the Brisbane Chinese Cultural Festival.

Free public events

A citywide, curated program of free public events ranging from workshops, performances, cultural activities and festivals including BrisAsia Festival, Fete de la Musique Brisbane, Bands in Parks, Clem Jones City Hall Concert Series, Games Night, Lord Mayor's Seniors Cabaret Showcase, Stylin' Up, The Remix and Christmas events.

Cultural community

Council supports funding for major cultural organisations including Brisbane Eisteddfod, Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra, Brisbane Writers Festival, Queensland Choir and Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Community generated ideas for arts and cultural projects are welcome, and may be submitted via: