Swell Sculpture Festival among arts funding recipients

GOLD Coast City is investing $200,000 to give five local arts and culture groups a huge boost.

The Accelerate Triennial Grants program will help the groups to grow and deliver high-quality cultural products for the community.

Mayor Tom Tate said the three-year funding would have an immediate impact.

"A key challenge for the cultural sector is the inability to make long-term plans due to the uncertainty of funding," Cr Tate said.

"Providing longer-term grants gives our organisations and collectives the security to develop capacity and to be ambitious and bold in their creative endeavours," he said.

The Accelerate Triennial Grants program is a legacy project for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and will ensure Gold Coast arts and culture contributes to the Games and well beyond 2018.

Grant recipients include Swell Sculpture Festival.

From September 11 to 20, visitors can experience a wondrous display of more than 50 sculptures built by local, national and international artists at the 13th annual Swell Sculpture Festival along Currumbin Beach.

The free exhibition is open all hours.


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