Arts Programs, Projects and Initiatives

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The Gympie Region Studio Trails welcomes visitors into the private studios, creative spaces and galleries of the 

talented artists and arts practitioners from across the region. With a diverse range of art forms to choose from, visitors can create their own bespoke itinerary, meet the artists and view their works or immerse themselves in a variety of workshops, masterclasses and tours.

Find out more here.


Regional Arts Development Fund 

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

For more information on applying to Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund Grants program, click here


Regional Arts Development Fund - Council Initiated Projects

As part of the annual submission to Arts Queensland for the Regional Arts Development Fund, Council applies for funding to support a number of initiatives that respond to the objectives and strategic themes in the Arts and Cultural Plan.

For 2021/2022, Council is undertaking the following initiatives:


First Nations Regional Partnerships

Respectful and meaningful engagement with our First Nations people is a priority for the three neighbouring local government organisations in Gympie, Noosa and the Sunshine Coast. The three Council boundaries all fall within the Kabi Kabi Native Title Claim area; therefore, a regional collaboration is an opportunity for a comprehensive approach to effective engagement with the broader First Nation’s community.

This project aims to:

  • Establish lasting and meaningful connections with First Nations artists and cultural practitioners across the local government areas with the Traditional Owners and Aboriginal     and Torres Strait Islander people residing in the Gympie, Noosa and Sunshine Coast regions;
  • Engage key stakeholders and local government officials in Cultural Protocols Training and Cultural Awareness sessions
  • Develop a framework to collaborate effectively with consideration and respect to engagement protocols;
  • Provide an opportunity for First Nations people and arts and cultural practitioners to inform Councils on their priorities and how to work together to achieve desired outcomes;
  • Scope and plan for a pilot project developed from the framework and to work as a catalyst for future projects.


The Tank – Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum

This project aims to support the Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum in the development and curation of the primary exhibit space located near the entry to the Museum – The Tank.

Currently this space houses a collection of artifacts, memorabilia and donated heirloom objects. The vision for this space is to curate a contemporary, dynamic and interactive exhibit with the inclusion of digital storytelling to present the chronological story of gold mining in Gympie.



Red for Remembrance 1918 - 2018 We Will Not Forget (image attached)

On the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War, Remembrance Day 11 November 2018, we remembered all those who served, died or suffered serving our country during conflicts. This project acknowledged our region’s history and the significant contribution of Queenslanders in the WW1 campaign for their courage, integrity, resilience, mateship, teamwork, duty and sacrifice. 

This historic event was commemorated with a major event from 4pm on Saturday 10 November at Memorial Park in Gympie.

A series of short film documentaries was created as part of the project.

This project was proudly supported by the Queensland Government.


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