Arts & Culture

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Cultural Development is a broad term covering a range of activities that give communities the opportunity to tell their stories, build their creative skills and be active participants in the development of their culture. Kiama Council contributes to the cultural development of the Kiama local government area through a range of strategies:

Funding and Planning 

Cultural grants chequesKiama Cultural Grants  | Cultural arts grants of up to $3000 available

Youth Arts Scholarship | To further the arts ambitions and futures of local young people aged 12 to 21 years

Kiama Cultural Arts Planning | Council's cultural arts planning document, BISI is a guiding document for the development of the arts in Kiama between 2016-2020

Engagement and Connection 

Artists posing at an artist gathering Kiama Cultural Network

  • Blog and Facebook page - connecting and informing Kiama artists and art enthusiasts
  • Artist Gatherings - held four times per year, dates and time posted on KCAN blog and facebook page
  • ArtBiz Program of workshops and seminars to support the business side of the arts

Kiama Cultural Board | Council's community based cultural art advisory board

Arts Honour Roll | Kiama Council's acknowledgement of outstanding art practitioners from within our community. 

Arts in Community 

Steel statue by Bert Flugelman called Making Waves backdrop of the ocean at Storm Bay KiamaKiama Council Art Collection

Exhibition Spaces | Arts exhibition, workshop and performance space for local artists, the Old Fire Station and Arts @ the Library

Daisy the Decorated Dairy Cow | Kiama's iconic public artwork at the Old Fire Station, Daisy now also has her own Facebook page 

Events and Markets | Council and community events and markets held in the Kiama local government area

Busking in Kiama | Busking information, policy and application form

Public Art | Council is currently in the process of auditing its public art collection, more information will become available in the future.

Community and Cultural Development Officer

Council employs a Community and Cultural Development Officer who is responsible for the facilitation of programs and projects that support the growth and development of the arts and arts industry in the Kiama local government area. Contact |  (02) 4232 0549  or email