The Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance invites you to our June Creative industry Breakfast forum Supporting Creative Renewal.
As our region continues to grow, our town and village centres are will continue to evolve and change. How can we support the creative value of and within
our changing communities and convert this activity into dynamic economical and cultural uplift?
Creative Director Marcus Westbury is the founder of Renew Newcastle and Renew Australia. His background is as a broadcaster, writer, media maker and festival
director who is responsible for some of Australia’s more innovative, unconventional and successful cultural projects and events. Marcus will talk about
growing creative value of communities and his low-budget, not for profit DIY urban renewal scheme that has brokered access to more than 30 empty buildings
for more than 100 creative enterprises, artists and cultural projects in his hometown of Newcastle, NSW.
As State Manager (Qld) of Creative Partnerships Australia, Simona Sharry is committed to helping artists and arts organisations unlock their development
and fundraising potential and gain a better understanding of what drives support from corporates, institutions and philanthropists. Simona will outline
the models CPA offer to help organisations and artists position themselves within the flow of investment using examples of recent successes.
Louise King (Eudlo local) is an exciting example of an independent contemporary classical musician. A refined English cellist with extensive international
experience and training, she is an inspiring concert artist, teacher, recording artist, adjudicator and event producer. As Artistic Director of Cello
Dreaming she runs a busy private teaching studio, and amongst many other collaborative projects she produces and presents the dreaming BIG concert
Nicole van Bruggen (Peregian local) is a highly respected historical clarinettist, and basset horn, basset clarinet and chalumeau player. She is a specialist
in repertoire from the Baroque to the Romantic Periods. Nicole is passionate about chamber music from the 18th and 19th centuries and is clarinettist
in Orchestra Seventeen88, Osmosis, Trio Van Hengel and Quartet Andr. She performs with orchestras and chamber music ensembles in both Europe and Australia.