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 value of this program was recognised as an important initiative for the wider Sunshine Coast and an incorporated not-for-profit association was formed to continue as the Sunshine Coast Creative Creative Alliance.
Since then our activities have extended to embrace creatives and knowledge peoples across the Sunshine Coast region.
The Refinery. The SCCA is one of the founding partners of this ten-week creative incubator designed to transform ideas into sustainable businesses.
Juice & Jam. Four times a year – inspiring speakers, performances and networking over a midweek breakfast.
Pecha Kucha Nights. Ideas, projects, stories in 20 slides – showcasing and networking – connecting creatives with each other and organisations.
Urban Activation. The SCCA co-produce urban activation and cultural events with partners such as Noosa Creative Precinct (Junction Alley), C-Square and BalconyTV, Paisley Park Project (Lamkin Lane Live), Tidal Magazine, SCEC (World Environment Day) TurnUp! Music Industry Conference;
Funding. Fundraising support and auspicing services for creatives, particularly in relation to grant applications and insurance requirements;
Policy development. Support for creative industries through the Creative Cabinet;
Representation. We represent the arts and creative industries on the Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board, SC Business Council Think Tank, SCC’s Urban Design Advisory Panel, the SC Mayor’s Business Leaders Roundtable, the Commonwealth Games Opportunities Forum and more.
Advocate for the Arts
Registered architect & urban designer
Director at Initiative Accounting
Teacher, movement practitioner,
education content writer
Honorary Lifetime Member
Director of C & L Mortgage Solutions
Melinda J Wells Music, Songwriters Network Qld
Associate Professor and Deputy Dean Research, School of Education & the Arts, CQUniversity
Landscape Artist and Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board Member
Senior Venue Officer at Venue 114/Sunshine Coast Council, Director at Bump Nights Consulting
BMus DipMusBus | Music Educator & Performer
Designer & Activist