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The Tweed Shire Council Cultural Plan 2018-2021 (1.84mB PDF) provides a framework to guide Council’s engagement with cultural activities throughout the shire.

It was adopted in November 2017 and updates Council’s existing cultural policy, which was first developed in 1999.

River Festival 2016River Festival 2016 Hundreds of people contributed to the plan during significant community consultation in 2016, through focus groups, planning discussions and by completing a community survey. The consultation informed the definition of culture and the five themes that underpin the plan:
  • Sense of Place
  • Enterprisingly Creative
  • Acknowledging Bundjalung Country
  • Every Day Live and Play
  • Making Things Discoverable
These themes are linked to key elements of Council’s Community Strategic Plan, through a series of significant projects and programs.

A supporting document, What’s The Cultural Picture? A Snapshot of the Tweed Shire at was created to encourage feedback for the Cultural Plan.

Placemaking and Public Art - Integrated Cultural Opportunities Survey

The Integrated Cultural Opportunities Survey - or ICOS form - is for individuals or organisations proposing to create public artworks in Tweed Shire. The ICOS form provides information that helps Council make decisions about public art. The information included on the form helps ensure that ongoing Public Art Programs are strategically planned, adequately resourced and effectively managed. The ICOS form only relates to new artworks owned by Council or on Council controlled land. The ICOS form should be read alongside Tweed Shire Council's Placemaking and Public Art Policy (external link).

Saturday Sessions – Music in the park (Kingscliff)

In 2018, Tweed Coast Holiday Parks and Tweed Shire Council launched a program of live music at the stage in Rowan Robinson Park in Kingscliff. Saturday Sessions – Music in the Park is held on the first and third Saturdays each month from 3:30pm – 6:00pm and so far we’ve had great local performances and fantastic crowds. Tweed Shire Council is excited to announce that the program of free live music in Kingscliff Park will continue in 2019. This means 24 gigs in 2019 (one every fortnight) in one of the most beautiful “venues” around! Come and enjoy some great live music to wind down on Saturday afternoon, or to warm-up for going out on Saturday night!

Musicians - Expression of Interest

Tweed Shire Council is in the process of developing a database of musicians within Tweed Shire. This is part of Council’s effort to become more aware of the local music scene. The database is also a resource that Council can turn to if opportunities to engage musicians come up in the future. Council invites musicians based in Tweed Shire to complete the following Musicians - Expression of Interest Form (608kB PDF). The form can be submitted to:

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