The Arts and Cultural Strategy 2021-2030 was adopted by Council at its' Ordinary Meeting on 14 September 2021. You can view the strategy by clicking on the link above, by clicking on the thumbnail or by visiting the Council's Strategies, Plans and Reports page.
This project is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a Queensland Government and the Burdekin Shire Council partnership to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
"Arts, creativity and a rich diverse culture have long been a fundamental part of life in the Burdekin. Over many years Council and the community have made a considerable investment in supporting this vitality. This Arts and Cultural Strategy has been commissioned to build on this work and guide future direction and decision making to help realise our vision for the Shire.
This plan is an evidenced based framework designed to encourage broad engagement and participation in locally determined, quality arts and culture experiences.
It provides the direction to promote a cultural vitality that will enrich liveability and appeal of the Burdekin Shire. It is designed to integrate with other Council planning mechanisms and be consistent with overarching community values.
The development of the strategy is informed by contemporary cultural planning principles:
This is a plan for the whole community. It embraces the diversity of the region irrespective of geography, age, ability, gender and cultural or social-economic background. It respects the past, acknowledges the present and looks to the future."