Goodchats March 26

SCCA

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.

VISION

To be a leader in enabling a vibrant and sustainable arts and creative industries sector on the Sunshine Coast.

PURPOSE

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 Burcham

LIZ BURCHAM

PRESIDENT

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 Williams

VICE-PRESIDENT

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 Tabulo

SECRETARY

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.
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Catherine Hutton

TREASURER

Honorary Lifetime Member
Director of C & L Mortgage Solutions.

Jessica Abraham

Marketing & Communications Portfolio

Tidal Magazine, Tasi Travels, Creative Producer, Youth Advocate

Amanda Bennetts

Digital Programming

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 Bowden

Non-voting role

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.

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