Arts and Culture Strategy and Action Plan


On April 27, 2023, Broome Shire Council endorsed the release of the Draft Arts & Culture Strategy (2023-2028) for public comment for a four (4) week period. The public comment period will run from May 8 to June 5, 2023.

During the 4 week public comment period, the Shire will be holding an Arts Industry evening on Monday 22 May 4pm – 6pm to provide an overview of the draft strategy, as well as a pop up information stall at the Broome Boulevard on Friday 26 May. We encourage everyone to attend these events and give their feedback on the new Arts & Culture strategy.

The Shire has developed the Arts and Culture Strategy and Action Plan in recognition of the importance of arts, culture, and heritage to Broome. The Strategy determines the arts and culture sector’s needs and long-term ambitions, and how they can be supported and enhanced by Shire investment. The Arts and Culture Strategy and Action Plan was devised with consultant, Element Advisory, and stakeholders as part of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Community Reference Group (ACHRG) which included Nyamba Buru Yawuru, Magabala Books, Marrugeku, Kimberley Arts Network, Theatre Kimberley, Shinju Matsuri, Goolarri Media, Nagula Jarndu, and the Broome Historical Society.

The community consultation process focused on gaining feedback from the wider community, particularly remote communities such as Beagle Bay, Lombadina, Djarindjin, Ardyaloon, and Bidyadanga. The engagement process included several targeted workshops, meetings with stakeholders, and an industry night. We believe that this approach has enabled us to capture the needs and aspirations of our diverse community.

The Draft Arts and Culture Strategy and Action Plan is available for download in PDF format below. We encourage everyone to take the time to read through the document and provide us with their feedback by COB June 5, 2023. To make a public comment submission, please email

We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the new Arts & Culture strategy and thank you for your valuable input. Together, we can create a vibrant and thriving arts and culture sector that will benefit the whole community.