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Newcastle has nurtured, supported and inspired generations of artists. Boasting more artists per capita than any other city in Australia, it is a thriving creative hub. Wander around town and you’ll find a wide range of galleries and public art that populates the Newcastle landscape.
The City of Newcastle owns and operates many of the cultural institutions listed below and actively supports the creative sector through grants and sponsorship opportunities.
Explore this creative city, see What's On today and keep an eye out for New Annual - the city's annual festival in September.
City of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional country of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples. We respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and continuing relationship with the land, and recognise that they are the proud survivors of more than two hundred years of dispossession. City of Newcastle reiterates its commitment to addressing disadvantages and attaining justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this community.