Cairns’ arts scene mapped out

Published: 28 Feb 2018

Artists are invited to add their services to an interactive website that maps out the Cairns region’s many cultural assets.

The Cairns Arts and Culture Map shows the locations of arts spaces, public art pieces and places of historical significance, plus the contact details of professional artists and arts-based businesses located in the Cairns region.

Mayor Bob Manning said people from local cultural organisations and creative industries were encouraged to submit their details to be added to the website.

“We want this site to be our region’s primary resource for the arts community and for anyone wishing to connect with arts professionals or explore arts assets in Cairns,” he said.

“To achieve this, we need extensive input from the community to make sure we have captured everything that should be there. If you’re a visual artist, designer, performer, filmmaker, music teach, photographer or part of a cultural group, please take a moment to visit the website to add your listing.

“We hope this new resource will help to promote our vibrant arts scene and engage more people – both residents and visitors – in arts and cultural activities.

The dates and locations of upcoming festivals are featured on the website, as well as photographs of items from Cairns Regional Council’s own art collection.

“Over the years, Council has built up a large collection of artworks – the majority of which are from local artists,” Cr Manning said. “You can search for work by a particular artist, or simply browse the artworks in the collection.”

The website is a key element of Council’s five-year Strategy for Culture and the Arts 2022, which was adopted today.

Visit to explore the maps and to add new listings.

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Last updated: 28 February 2018