Arts and Culture

Our vision is to recognise, encourage and develop the City’s diverse cultural life, grow our creative economy, engage and value artistic expression and to protect and promote its heritage.

Throughout January and February 2017, we asked the community to share their views on art, heritage and culture to help develop the City’s new Arts, Heritage and Cultural Plan 2017-2027. The Plan will identity the community's creative, heritage and cultural needs and develop strategies and actions. Your feedback is now being reviewed and we expect the draft Plan will be available for public comment mid June. To keep up-to-date with the project, visit

Lake Mac GLAM

Lake Macquarie City's inaugural GLAM symposium (Galleries, Libraries, Archive and Museum sector) provides a forum for professionals to participate in contemporary presentations and workshops, as well as a chance to improve our sector profile and networks. Registration fees apply.

Date: 10 April 2017
Time: 8.30am–4pm
Venue: Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

Calling all local artists for public art project

We are calling for Expressions of Interest from artists to bring their ideas to life in the form of three community art projects at the soon-to-be-built Charlestown Skate Park.

Thes projects will connect young people to our community and play a role in encouraging a sense of place for Charlestown. We’re seeking three diverse design proposals for small, medium and large artwork commissions to help bring more life to the skate park. The project is open to artists or arts collectives across Lake Macquarie, the Hunter Region and Central Coast. The proposed location for the commissions is the corner of Pacific Highway and Frederick Street, Charlestown.

An information session will be held for interested artists at Charlestown Library, on Thursday 20 April from 5.30-6.30pm.

Download the Expressions of Interest details for the small commission ($4000), medium commission ($6000) and major project ($17,000). Applications close at noon on 1 May.

Making places and spaces come alive 

This summer, we reinvented public spaces and encouraged the community to spend time outdoors, making use of the outdoor furniture and attractions popping up over the City. To see more photos and keep in-the-loop with what's happening around our City, follow us on Facebook.


Page last updated: 05 April 2017