Our vibrant, creative city
In 2031, Brisbane will be a vibrant, 24-hour, cultural city - a city that attracts creative endeavours and people, enables innovation and applies its ingenuity to activities that have an enormously positive effect on the economy, including in the digital sphere.
An exciting cultural scene, creative enterprises, recreational opportunities, attractive surroundings and open, accepting attitudes will make Brisbane an attractive place to live, study or work.
- the number of Queensland's creative industry businesses will increase compared to 2011
- the majority of Queensland's creative industry workers will be based in Brisbane
- as indicative of general cultural sector enterprise, the level of business partnership and investment in Brisbane Powerhouse, Museum of Brisbane, and Brisbane Festival will increase compared to 2013.
What you can do
- visit your local library, access information and learn new skills at free internet training sessions
- check out a creative event in the LIVE program
- learn more about Brisbane's art, culture and heritage
- visit the Museum of Brisbane
- find out what's on in your local area and take family, friends and visitors
- attend an event at Riverstage or the Powerhouse.
What Council is doing
Brisbane City Council's plans and strategies, projects, programs and initiatives include:
- Library programs - children's storytime, babies, books and rhymes, sustainability talks, school holiday programs
- awards grants to help local organisations host arts, cultural and festival events in Brisbane suburbs
- Valley Music Harmony Plan
- Creative Sparks program
- The Lord Mayor's photographic awards
- the LIVE guide publishes free events, live entertainment, festivals and workshops which are available across Brisbane for all ages
- one-stop shop for filming enquiries to promote and assist the local film and television industry.
Council's achievements since 2006:
- completed the major restoration of Brisbane's iconic City Hall in April 2013, re-establishing it as the 'People's Place' in the city
- developed the Brisbane Festival as an annual celebration of our city, with over 1 million people attending both free and ticketed events in 2012
- enhanced the reputation of The Brisbane Powerhouse, now featured in the World Theatre Festival and the Australian Performing Arts Market
- increased the number of community festivals by 30% over the past six years, with 24 new community festivals now in place
- developed the Riverstage in the City Botanic Gardens into a major music venue attracting big-ticket acts such as the five sold-out Farewell Powderfinger concerts with 42,000 attendees. Patronage at the Riverstage has more than doubled and features more than 22 events and 150,000 patrons annually
- delivered 39 public art installations in the city centre and major suburban developments. Brisbane's iconic art installations, such as those in Reddacliff Place, are recognised across the world.