Arts and culture

The Central Coast is home to a vibrant arts community reflecting the beauty of the region and sense of place across a diverse range of art forms and practices. Central Coast Council engenders arts and cultural practice through facilitating programs, providing spaces and venues, providing funding opportunities for artists and art creation and leading regional planning initiatives.

Cultural Plan

The Central Coast Cultural Plan 2020-2025 has been developed in consultation with the Central Coast arts and cultural sector and broader community. It provides an exciting vision and framework for the continued growth of the region’s diverse and inclusive cultural life and creative industries. 

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Creative Art Central

Designed to inspire local creatives to design a new and contemporary creative work that demonstrates a strong connection community. Apply today!


Every year Council facilitates a wide range of art programs. Find out more about programs including the Gosford Art Prize, the Maliga arts and cultural showcase and more.

The Entrance Gallery and Studio

The Entrance Gallery and Studio is located at The Entrance Community Centre and hosts a year round program of exhibitions and presentations of other arts practice from local and visiting artists.
Last updated : Thu 25 Jun 2020