Cultural program

Lantern Parade

Council's cultural plan

Our cultural plan is the product of significant community consultation. Hundreds of people contributed to the plan through focus groups, planning discussions and by completing a community survey. 

The plan provides a framework to guide Council’s engagement with cultural activities throughout the Tweed:

The consultation informed the definition of culture and the 5 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.

Placemaking and public art

The Integrated Cultural Opportunities Survey(PDF, 128KB) - or ICOS form - is for individuals or organisations proposing to create public artworks in the Tweed . 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 Council's Placemaking and Public Art Policy(PDF, 205KB)

Musicians - expression of interest

Tweed Shire Council is developing a database of musicians in the Tweed. This is part of Council’s effort to raise awareness of the local music scene. The database is a resource that Council will use to engage musicians in the future.

Council invites musicians based in the Tweed to complete the Expression of Interest Form(PDF, 608KB) and send to: