Arts and Culture

Overview

On the Fraser Coast, we celebrate our unique culture and we position arts, heritage and creativity at the heart of our community wellbeing in order to build a sense of identity and grow our lifestyle and economy creatively.

Council is committed to providing quality arts and cultural venues and evolving our programs and services in response to the changing needs of our community.

Council aims to broaden the use of our venues and settings and increase opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to participate, create and share in art and culture.

This project page is provided to collaborate with our community and obtain your feedback on arts and cultural strategies and projects, inviting you to stay up to date and contribute your ideas.

Projects and initiatives will be listed frequently on this page throughout the year.

Latest Engagement Opportunities

Fraser Coast Arts & Culture Strategy 2022-2026 

Council is working on a new Arts & Culture Strategy that will identify our priorities to shape our culture into the future. 

To help create a strategy that reflects the aspirations, concerns and ideas from our community, you are invited to join the conversation in a number of ways.

Click here to find out more

 


 

Hervey Bay Regional Gallery Strategic Plan

Over the past year Hervey Bay Regional Gallery (HBRG) has undertaken significant stakeholder consultation to inform a new draft strategic plan. Valuable feedback and insights gained from the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery Consultative Group and Indigenous Community Representatives Group, along with workshops and focus group discussions were used in its formulation.

We now invite the wider community to view the draft plan and have your say. 

Click here to find out more


 

Arts and Culture Awards

The Arts and Cultural Person of the Month is presented by the Fraser Coast Regional Council and the Hervey Bay Boat Club. Two awards will be offered each month:

  • Junior Arts and Cultural Person - person under 18 years of age
  • Senior Arts and Cultural Person - person aged 18 years or older.

Click here for to nominate

 

 

Fraser Coast National Art Prize

Register Your Interest - Fraser Coast National Art Prize

The inaugural acquisitive art prize will be open to emerging and established Australian artists working in any medium. The inaugural exhibition is planned for 2022. Release of key dates and entry details are forthcoming. 

Click here to find out more and register for updates

 


Hervey Bay Regional Gallery Building Works

Fraser Coast Regional Council is currently working on essential building remediation and renewal works to ensure that this much-loved cultural asset will be available for our community and visitors to enjoy well into the future.  We appreciate the patience of the local community and visitors to this area while this project is underway.

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  • Register Your Interest - Fraser Coast National Art Prize

    Please fill out this form to register your interest for the Fraser  Coast National Art Prize. We will then contact you closer to the time  with more information. Click on the 'EOI Form' button below.

  • Nomination Form - Arts and Culture Awards

    The Arts and Cultural Person of the Month is presented by the Fraser Coast Regional Council, and the Hervey Bay Boat Club.

    Click on the 'Nomination Form' button below.

    Click here for Guidelines.