From big budget Hollywood blockbusters to international music acts, renowned theatre productions and art exhibitions, the world is coming to Queensland. The Palaszczuk Government continues to grow a vibrant, sustainable arts and cultural sector. A successful and growing sector contributes to the creation of jobs and a diverse economy.

The 2017-18 Queensland Budget contributes:

$17.5 million

over four years for an Arts Infrastructure Investment Fund to prioritise infrastructure projects in state-owned arts and cultural facilities

$2 million

for Rockhampton Regional Council to support the planned relocation of the city’s art gallery

$6.5 million

over four years for Indigenous and regional arts initiatives

$9.4 million

over two years to transform the Queensland Museum’s Sciencentre into a cutting edge interactive hub for science, technology, engineering and mathematics

$2.1 million

for an arts incubator space for start-up Indigenous performance companies and to commission new dance performances at the Cairns Centre of Contemporary Arts and within Indigenous communities.

$30 million

The Palaszczuk Government is continuing its four-year $30 million commitment to attract large-scale film and high-end television productions to Queensland. Projects include Thor: Ragnarok, Aquaman and Tidelands (a Netflix Original Series).

Last updated: 13 June 2017