TRC’s Cultural Strategy booklet available to residents, arts groups

Copies of Toowoomba Regional Council’s key policy guiding the creative arts, the Cultural Strategy, are available from Council service centres, libraries and art galleries.

Toowoomba Regional Council in July 2023 endorsed its strategy, Connecting through Creativity – Toowoomba Region Cultural Strategy 2023-2028, to inform future arts and cultural policy and planning, programming and funding priorities.

The strategy outlines Council’s commitment to recognising and valuing the role of the arts, culture and heritage sectors within the community and how it intends to develop and strengthen partnerships with key sector representatives and groups.

The five-year strategy sets the direction for celebrating and enhancing the arts across the Region, while identifying new opportunities for cultural expression.

The strategy was developed with the assistance of public feedback and directed by national, state and local policies.

It is designed to encourage greater cultural participation and engagement, while enhancing opportunities for creative individuals and groups to produce and promote exhibitions and performances.

In addition to expressing our Region’s rich history and evolving identity, the arts sector will continue to enrich the Region’s lifestyle by offering diverse job opportunities, enlivening civic spaces and offering activities and events for all ages.

The Toowoomba Region is a hive of cultural activity in the arts, heritage and multicultural sectors.

Council is proud to support community organisations, initiatives, festivals and events. The Cultural Strategy has been tailored to help these activities flourish and formalise Council’s delivery of services or assistance across the sector.

The Region is fortunate to have a varied calendar of arts and cultural events that occurs due to the passion, skill and commitment of our diverse community.

This includes organisations and individuals who give their time and energy to create events varying from a gallery show, to large festivals or the work of preserving local history across the Region.

The Cultural Strategy can be viewed by visiting,

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