The Project Vision.
THERE IS a growing need for a centre of gravity for the Gold Coast’s thriving cultural and artistic activity. This need has prompted the City of Gold Coast Council to form a Vision for a central cultural precinct at Evandale.
A cultural precinct will create a focal point, a new kind of civic square that will be a destination for locals and tourists. It will be a place where people come together to engage with arts, culture and each other, a place that ‘makes visible’ the Gold Coast’s cultural and creative life.
The precinct will build creative networks and support the dispersed creative sector, producing tangible community, cultural and economic benefits throughout the city.
In 2018, this cultural precinct will also be integral to the success of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games: as a ‘live site’ with a focus on arts and cultural programming.
The City of Gold Coast's vision is that when completed, the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct will include drama, music, dance, art, new media and public sculpture, as well as creative educational opportunities and an extensive outdoor program of activities that make the most of the exceptional public space opportunities of Evandale.
The precinct will be relevant to modern forms of cultural expression and learning. It will be digital and interactive, appealing to children, families and school groups… with high quality rehearsal venues, theatres and halls with quality acoustics and a place to explore creative talent.
It will be a precinct for the entire community and the city’s visitors.