Council works closely with the creative industries, multicultural groups, peak government bodies, business, tourism and the broader community to foster creativity. We run two of the City's key cultural venues and offer a wide range of creative programs.
Council owns and operates two of the City's key performance venues which attract national and international acts as well as providing a platform for local artists.
We also run the region's ticketing service as we do provide ticketing for events outside the City - ticketLiNK.
Many of Council's creative programs are provided by Creative Partnerships with an emphasis on capacity building to continual develop and strengthen the creative industries in the City.
- Arts and Cultural Community Lunch
- Cairns Creative Crawl
- Cairns Heritage Tour App - Smartphone
- Changing Lanes
- Community Murals Program
- Gordonvale Community Hub
- Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)
- Spotlight Cairns
- The Way Back In - FNQ Italian Heritage
- Understory Film Festival
- Urban Spaces
Public Art Advisory Committee
Council's Public Art Advisory Committee has been established to provide recommendations to Council and contribute to the on-going development and implementation of Council's 2012-2017 Public Art Plan. Membership of the Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) is in a voluntary capacity. Members have a broad base of experience and/or expertise in public art practice, public art policy, urban planning/design, landscape architecture/design, and local community and/or business.
- Read more about what the PAAC does, including meeting agendas and minutes
- Read the public art policy including a list of public art pieces in the City