Brisbane City Council wants Brisbane to become a vibrant, prosperous, creative and liveable city where our cultural diversity is celebrated and Brisbane's creative industries and economy thrive. Find out about our vision and strategy for a creative Brisbane, as well as information on funding, opportunities, partnerships, sponsorship, performance spaces, public art, events and more.  

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Brisbane Portrait Prize

Brisbane Portrait Prize is a contemporary portraiture competition showcasing artists and the unique character of our city. Entries are now open.

Creative grants

Brisbane City Council offers a range of creative and history grants, awards and fellowships for artists, arts workers, creatives, historians, and local organisations.

Creative strategy

The Creative Brisbane Creative Economy 2013-22 strategy aims to strengthen Brisbane’s liveability as a vibrant creative hub.

Local Design | Brisbane

Until 12 April 2020, experience the Local Design | Brisbane exhibition in our Outdoor Gallery curated by Local Design founder, Emma Elizabeth.

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Brisbane Vision - 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 positively affect the economy

Creative Brisbane Creative Economy

The Creative Brisbane Creative Economy 2013-22 strategy aims to strengthen Brisbane’s liveability as a vibrant creative hub.

Creative Spaces 

The Creative Spaces website is a free online Australia-wide resource connecting creatives with spaces. 

Funding artists and creative enterprise

Council has a number of grants, fellowships and awards to help develop Brisbane artists and creative workers.


Council offers a range of opportunities to get involved in our events, festivals, creative activations and temporary and permanent public art projects. Register with our Creative Register to find out about creative work opportunities. 


Council invests in a number of cultural organisations to help support an innovative creative sector that can model and help drive economic growth.

Public art

Public art is an expression of our city's culture and creativity. Find out about public art and urban design initiatives, projects and walking trails.


Council sponsors a wide variety of events, initiatives and projects. Priority is normally given to activities that help achieve the Brisbane Vision.

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Do you work in Brisbane's creative sector? Would you like to be involved in Council's creative projects, events, grants and workshops? Subscribe to our Creative Register to receive information about creative work opportunities and other news.

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Last updated:16 March 2020