Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance (SCCA) is recognised as the peak creative arts and industry group for the Sunshine Coast region.
The purpose of SCCA is to grow and strengthen the creative sector and it does this through the delivery of services that promote and support the development of artists and creative practice. SCCA enables creative practitioners to connect, create and collaborate.
SCCA strives to connect the dots between creative practitioners and business in order to identify and capitalise on opportunities. At the heart of SCCA is enabling and advocating for the valuable contribution the creative sector makes to the Sunshine Coast region; economically, culturally and socially.
SCCA incorporated in 2008 as a not-for-profit organisation. Its governance structure is a voluntary board made up of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Board Members as determined at each AGM. A part-time Executive Officer role supports the operations of the organisation. The organisation maintains a paid membership program. Members receive discounted tickets for SCCA events and programs, voting rights, access to member services such as auspicing, as well as promotional and professional development support.
To be a leader in enabling a vibrant and sustainable arts and creative industries sector on the Sunshine Coast.
To facilitate and contribute to the development of the arts and creative industries as a peak body for the creative sector on the Sunshine Coast.
The SCCA Board
The SCCA is governed by volunteer executives elected by SCCA members and supported by an Executive Officer.
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 a curator and writer with over fifteen years experience in programming and management roles across the university art museum sector. Since 2016, Megan has been Manager and Curator of USC Art Gallery where she has worked on solo projects with artists including Michael Cook and Kim Guthrie, and group exhibitions including ‘Sites of Connection’ and ‘Come Close’. In 2021 she curated ‘Final Call’—an outdoor exhibition in the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden—for Horizon Festival.
Prior to joining USC, Megan worked at QUT in a range of curatorial and programming roles across QUT Art Museum, the William Robinson Gallery, the Creative Industries Precinct and The Cube. Megan has written numerous catalogue essays and contributed to monographs on artists Michael Cook, Arryn Snowball and Judith Wright.
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.
Marketing & Communications Portfolio
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.
Projects & Events
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.