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Arts Culture and Heritage

You don’t have to travel far to experience amazing arts and cultural experiences in the Western Downs region.

Our region boasts a rich fabric of art and cultural events, with everything from small volunteer run museums to cutting edge contemporary art galleries.

Local events and festivals provide the community and visitors to our region colourful and exciting opportunities to participate in the arts. The Western Downs has a strong performing arts scene, and celebrates all types of creativity, with everything from live music to local theatre groups.

We support our local artists and community through the Regional Arts Development Fund to ensure communities are provided with opportunities to thrive.

To discover more about upcoming events, visit our events page.

Click on the links below to find out more:

Regional History

Explore Regional Arts and Culture

Regional Arts Development Fund

Read our Cultural Plan

**The Cultural Plan is currently being reviewed and updated

Local Arts Councils

Chinchilla Arts Council
Contact Lapunyah Art Gallery 4668 9908 or lapunyah@outlook.com

Dalby Arts Council

Miles Arts Council 

Regional Arts Services Network

A state-wide approach to increasing arts engagement in regional Queensland through building capacity, strengthening networks, and celebrating stories. An initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

To find out more visit: rasn.org.au or empiretheatre.com.au

Chinchilla Street Placemaking Project

Council is calling for emerging and/or experienced visual, street or professional artists to register their expression of interest in the Chinchilla Street Placemaking project for consideration to undertake artwork on the building facade on the Warrego Highway.

To find out more about how to get involved read the EOI or email arts@wdrc.qld.gov.au.