Mackay has an active and vibrant arts community and offers many initiatives for people to become involved.

Initiatives include:

The Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens also has regular events and activities that often have an arts and cultural focus.

Information regarding arts and cultural activities is available from the Creative Mackay Facebook page.

Council also supports the arts through a variety of grants and sponsorship opportunities such as the Regional Arts Development Fund.

Arts and culture are vital to the Mackay region's liveability and cultural expression and is an important part of the community. Mackay Regional Council is pleased to implement the Arts and Cultural Plan 2016-2020 which builds on council’s Corporate Plan for 2015 – 2020.

Council’s support for arts, culture and heritage acknowledges the social, health and wellbeing and economic benefits of fostering a diverse, culturally-engaged and active community.