Building on the legacy of the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance, a new entity was formed in 2018, the Creative Arts Alliance, which broadens the scope, reach and ambition of our work into the future.
The value of this program was recognised as an important initiative for the wider Sunshine Coast and an incorporated not-for-profit association was formed to continue as the Sunshine Coast Creative Creative Alliance.
Since then our activities have extended to embrace creatives and knowledge peoples across the Sunshine Coast region.
The Refinery. The SCCA is one of the founding partners of this ten-week creative incubator designed to transform ideas into sustainable businesses.
Juice & Jam. Four times a year – inspiring speakers, performances and networking over a midweek breakfast.
Pecha Kucha Nights. Ideas, projects, stories in 20 slides – showcasing and networking – connecting creatives with each other and organisations.
Urban Activation. The SCCA co-produce urban activation and cultural events with partners such as Noosa Creative Precinct (Junction Alley), C-Square and BalconyTV, Paisley Park Project (Lamkin Lane Live), Tidal Magazine, SCEC (World Environment Day) TurnUp! Music Industry Conference;
Funding. Fundraising support and auspicing services for creatives, particularly in relation to grant applications and insurance requirements;
Policy development. Support for creative industries through the Creative Cabinet;
Representation. We represent the arts and creative industries on the Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board, SC Business Council Think Tank, SCC’s Urban Design Advisory Panel, the SC Mayor’s Business Leaders Roundtable, the Commonwealth Games Opportunities Forum and more.
Liz has had a wide-reaching career in the arts and creative industries leading creative businesses and projects, and producing creative works. She is an experienced Board member, advisor, peer assessor and mentor to other organisations and practitioners, currently consulting to local and state government, private industry and arts organisations. Liz is better known for her role as CEO of Metro Arts, where over her 11-year tenure she developed the Brisbane-based multi-arts organisation into a nationally respected organisation.
Megan is Manager of USC Art Gallery, responsible for the development and delivery of the Art Gallery's program and the acquisition, care and development of the USC Art Collection.
Megan joined USC in September 2016 after 10 years at QUT working in a range of curatorial and programming roles across QUT Art Museum, the William Robinson Gallery, the Creative Industries Precinct and The Cube.
Kym has taught art part-time in Sunshine Coast schools for 10 years, as well as writing for international publications and being an active artist with local, national and international exhibitions.
Honorary Lifetime Member
Director of C & L Mortgage Solutions
Tidal Magazine, Tasi Travels, Creative Producer, Youth Advocate
Amanda is an interdisciplinary artist, who if not studying and creating art, is delving into various arts projects like organising and co-curating the 40 Under 40 exhibition.
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Chony's career as an educator spans over 20 years in different regions of Australia, including Indigenous regions of Australia and Internationally. Currently she runs her own business that specialises in facilitating a range of Visual Arts Workshop for all ages and abilities across a variety of locations on the Sunshine Coast.