Ballarat has a rich culture of the arts and is home of the oldest regional art gallery in Australia.
Ballarat Arts & Cultural Development programs take an all-of-Council approach, reflecting Council's strategies for making Ballarat a sustainable, innovative, and vibrant 21st Century creative city.
Arts & Culture initiatives fulfill this vision by:
Arts & Cultural Development program areas are:
As part of the Arts and Cultural Development Program the backspace arts venue owned and operated by the City of Ballarat presents a public program of exhibitions, workshops and artist residencies. Backspace aims to actively engage the arts sector, interest groups and general public through the provision of excellent, innovative and socially relevant programs which not only profile local artists, but also showcases high quality contemporary art practise.