Arts & Culture Action Plan

Aerial acrobat hanging from silks, illuminated by a purple spotlight. ails of Hey - Aoife Gordos - Photograph by Hamish McCormick

The Arts and Culture Action Plan guides our involvement and investment in arts and cultural activities in the Byron Shire.

Public exhibition of the Arts and Culture Plan concluded on 28 July 2023.

The revised document incorporating feedback was adopted by Council at the 28 September 2023 Meeting. 

Read the plan Byron Shire Council Arts and Culture Action Plan(PDF, 11MB)

Arts and Culture Action Plan focus areas

The Arts and Culture Action Plan identifies four priorities:

  • Acknowledge and Celebrate Aboriginal voices and stories, communities, cultural expression, and creativity.
  • Supporting arts and cultural activity, participation and creative experience for the whole community 
  • Fostering a resilient creative sector committed to climate consciousness and ecological sustainability 
  • Nurturing, amplifying and supporting our artistic and creative industries — makers, artists and communities.

Photo credit: Aoife performing Bails of Hey. Original work by Spaghetti Circus. Photo Hamish McCormick

The Arts and Creative Industries Forum

We held an Arts and Creative Industries Forum on 25 November 2022 at Brunswick Picture House. The aim was to brainstorm ideas for the creative future of Byron Shire with key collaborators and organisations.

Find out more about the Arts and Creative Industries Forum