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2022 Annual General Meeting

Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance (SCCA) will be hosting its Annual General Meeting on 
Monday 10th of October 2022, 5:30pm for a 6pm start at Sub Tropic Studio, 23 Cooma Terrace, Caloundra QLD 4551.
AGM 2022 Agenda 

SCCA is the peak arts body for the Sunshine Coast supporting the development and sustainability of the arts in the region. The purpose of SCCA is to grow and strengthen the sector through the delivery of services and programs.

If you are unable to attend in person, a Proxy Voting Form is available to allow another person to vote on your behalf. 
Please send your proxy form to by close of business, Monday 3 October 2022.

Call for Nominees for the Management Committee
This is your opportunity to nominate to be a member of the SCCA Committee and fully engage with the organisation and the sector. It’s a dynamic time for the arts and creative industries on the Coast and we encourage you to consider becoming involved. 
The Management Committee consists of four executive positions and up to six general positions. The positions are supported by our Executive Officer (EO).
The current SCCA Management Committee invites energetic people with relevant skills and a love of arts and creativity to apply for the following positions:

  • President

  • Vice President

  • Treasurer

  • Secretary

  • Management committee

Please nominate via this form and submit your nomination by Monday 3rd of October 2022, 5 pm.

Only financial members of SCCA can nominate or be nominated for a Management Committee position and all nominations need to be seconded by another SCCA financial member. If you are not a paid up member and would like to stand for a position on the Management Committee join here:

Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance (SCCA) presents an exciting opportunity for an early to mid-career visual artist based on the Sunshine Coast looking to experiment within their practice through a 10-month artist residency including an exhibition at Caloundra Regional Gallery.

The artist will have exclusive use of a large 34-square metre space appropriate for a breadth of practices at Sub Tropic Studio, a disused bus terminus building in Caloundra which has been repurposed as a creative space including three studios, co-working spaces and a workshop space.

To support creative experimentation, the artist will receive a $7,500 fee and in consultation with the artist, SCCA will engage a mentor to support the artist’s creative development and provide critical feedback.

Through a partnership with Caloundra Regional Gallery the program includes a 6-week solo exhibition (12 May – 25 June 2023) of work made during the residency that will be supported by an exhibition catalogue including a commissioned essay from an arts writer. The artist will be paid an exhibition fee of $3,125.


“This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.”

Past events...

Join us for a not to be missed event with leading Australian performance artist, Stelarc in conversation with David Harris.

Grab a drink and a bite to eat from the Taphouse Kitchen and Bar, then settle in to hear Stelarc discuss his groundbreaking practice. Happy hour from 4-6pm. 

Supported by the University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery.

Image credit: Stelarc Re-Wired / Re-Mixed 2016. Radical Ecologies, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth. Photo: Steven Alyian.

Performance workshop with Stelarc: From Extreme Bodies to Virtual Selves: Sumo, Butoh, Robots, Avatars and Performance

This theoretical workshop elaborates on alternated anatomical architectures, hybrid bodies and hyper bodies through a discussion of social, cultural and philosophical ideas of the body, issues of awareness, agency and identity are interrogated. What a body is, how a body performs and what it means to be human in an age of technological speed, power and precision will be questioned. Having discussed these poetic and philosophical notions of bodily action and machine operation, more practical issues of structuring, framing, timing and enduring a performance will also be considered.

Good Chats is on again this month at Sub Tropic Studios.
Come and join the local creative community for a morning of networking and hearing from some of our amazing local creatives.
Registration is free (coffee is also on us!) – so reserve your place now. 

SCCA presents the next Sunday Coaster event for 2022 with local slam poetry legend David Knobel. 

Join us for an afternoon of networking and short performance at the beautiful Imperial Hotel, Eumundi.

Tickets also available at the door.


Disclaimer: this performance may include content that speaks about themes of mental illness, domestic and family violence, violence against women and childhood trauma. Patron discretion is advised.

Join us for a night of inspiration and connection on Tuesday 5 July at The Refinery’s fourth annual Showcase event.
You will hear pitches from 15 exciting creative entrepreneurs, who were selected from over 80 applicants to be part of The Refinery – the Sunshine Coast’s unique annual creative incubator program. From gallery to stage and forest to Netflix, their stories, ideas and talents will inspire and excite you.
Connect with creative enterprise and creative thinkers to activate and expand your own business or projects. Enjoy a nibble and some networking and find out more about what makes the Sunshine Coast a regional creative hotspot. 
Drinks and canapes are on us with full restaurant service available. 
Spaces are limited, reserve your spot now.

Critical Light

Presented by Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance

Are you a highly engaged contemporary practitioner wanting to expand your critical appreciation of contemporary arts practices? Apply to participate in Critical Light.

Twelve artists will journey Horizon Festival with Provocateur Dr Margi Brown Ash (artist, educator and researcher) to shine a critical light on the program through interpretation, contextualisation, and engage in rigorous discussion.

There are eight places for artists who reside on the Sunshine Coast and four places are reserved for artists who reside on the Gold Coast through the support of the City of Gold Coast.

Critical Light will enable you to see a program of works throughout Horizon Festival with artist peers, including Provocateur Dr Margi Brown Ash, and engage in conversations about your interpretations of the work.

To be eligible for the program you will need to be available to participate in the whole program schedule of shows and group discussions that will take place across the Sunshine Coast. The days and times you will need to be available are as follows:

Friday 26 August, 5pm – 9pm, Cotton Tree

Saturday 27 August, 10am – 1pm, Tanawha and Sippy Downs

Sunday 28 August, 3pm – 5.30pm, Cotton Tree

Tuesday 30 August, 5.30pm – 8pm, Cotton Tree

Friday 2 September, 6pm - 9pm, Cotton Tree

Saturday 3 September, 1pm - 7pm, Nambour and Kawana

Sunday 4 September, 5am – 7.30am, Coolum

If your application is successful, you will be provided with complementary tickets to the programmed shows.

The successful applicants from the Gold Coast will be supported by the City of Gold Coast through a stipend of $1300 as a contribution to their time, travel expenses and accommodation. 

To apply to be selected to participate in Critical Light complete your application by 7 July 2022.