Creative Arts Alliance

Creative Arts Alliance is a leading arts industry body working to strengthen the creative and cultural sectors across regional Queensland.

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 Creative Arts Alliance was successful in receiving funding from Arts Queensland to deliver the Regional Arts Services Network (RASN) initiative in South East Queensland North (SEQN) over the next 3 years.

RASN in South East Queensland North is delivered in partnership with six local councils:


Katie Edmiston
Manager, Regional Arts Services Network

Katie Edmiston is a passionate arts leader that has been working with, for and on behalf of regional communities in Queensland for over a decade. Katie brings to her new role as Manager of Regional Arts Services Network for the Creative Alliance Queensland, extensive knowledge and networks developed through working as both an independent creative producer and practitioner and within a number of arts and cultural organisations, creative businesses, festivals and events, universities, peak bodies, local councils and state government.

Katie has a significant diversity of skills and experience acquired through: design and delivery of creative projects such as visual arts exhibitions, public art, theatre performances and music events; venue and festival management; public space activation and design; management of statewide funding initiatives; development of arts incubation spaces and programs; community engagement and facilitation; delivery of professional development training and conferences; research and evaluation; strategic planning and policy development; and working with local communities to support development, renewal and recovery within a range of contexts.

Katie is excited to work with other creative leaders in Gympie, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Somerset and Redlands to build a thriving, connected and celebrated arts, cultural and creative sector within South East Queensland North.


Wallea Eaglehawk
Project Support | Admin Officer

Wallea Eaglehawk is an emerging arts producer providing project support for the Creative Arts Alliance. Wallea has previously worked as project coordinator for various community arts projects and brings with her a passion for arts and empowering regional communities.

Board of Directors and RASN Steering Committee

Creative Arts Alliance has a 4 member Board of Directors who meet regularly to ensure the governance of the organisation. Additionally, a Local Government Steering Committee has been established with leaders from each of our six partnered councils which meets quarterly to provide input and advice for the design and delivery of of SEQN RASN.

Contact can be made with the CAA Board or RASN Steering Committee through Board Director – Phil Smith at