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Draft Sunshine Coast Arts Plan 2018-2038

Sunshine Coast Council and the Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board, together with input from key arts sector stakeholders, have developed the region's first Arts Plan.

The draft Sunshine Coast Arts Plan 2018-2038 is now available for the community to review and provide feedback.

To have your say on the draft Sunshine Coast Arts Plan 2018-2038, please complete the short survey. Submissions close 13 July 2018.

Purpose

The Arts Plan is designed to support and grow our local arts sector, while providing increased opportunity for the community to experience and engage with the arts.

The draft Arts Plan provides a clear framework of goals and commitments and clearly articulates council’s role in developing and supporting an environment in which the arts can flourish.

The vision for the Sunshine Coast Arts Plan 2018-2038 is The soul of our community is our flourishing arts ecology: nurturing connections, promoting experimentation and inspiring collaboration.

The draft plan articulates four goals, and supporting strategies, that over the next 20 years, will:

  • stimulate the Sunshine Coast arts sector
  • create opportunities to build a strong community of artists, arts practitioners, and arts organisations
  • communicate and showcase the value of the arts to the region’s well-being, city planning and economy
  • actively explore partnerships and collaborations that provide learning and development opportunities for those within the arts sector
  • grow participation in the arts, and
  • identify opportunities to invest in the arts including places where the arts are made and showcased.

Background

Development of the draft Arts Plan included extensive research followed by direct consultation and collaboration with local artists and the arts community.

Between September and November 2017, council in partnership with Central Queensland University rolled out an engagement program with the community. The engagement continued in early 2018 with further conversations with the arts industry, before drafting of the Plan started in late February.

To get the conversation started, the Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board developed a Discussion Paper that outlined potential visions, goals, strategies, opportunities and challenges. You can get a sense of where the journey and the thinking started by reading the Discussion Paper, located in the Document Library.

The engagement program involved events and workshops run by council and 11 local arts influencers, as well as surveys and online ideas forums.

The input from the artist-centred community engagement program was incorporated into the draft Plan.

Sunshine Coast Council and the Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board, together with input from key arts sector stakeholders, have developed the region's first Arts Plan.

The draft Sunshine Coast Arts Plan 2018-2038 is now available for the community to review and provide feedback.

To have your say on the draft Sunshine Coast Arts Plan 2018-2038, please complete the short survey. Submissions close 13 July 2018.

Purpose

The Arts Plan is designed to support and grow our local arts sector, while providing increased opportunity for the community to experience and engage with the arts.

The draft Arts Plan provides a clear framework of goals and commitments and clearly articulates council’s role in developing and supporting an environment in which the arts can flourish.

The vision for the Sunshine Coast Arts Plan 2018-2038 is The soul of our community is our flourishing arts ecology: nurturing connections, promoting experimentation and inspiring collaboration.

The draft plan articulates four goals, and supporting strategies, that over the next 20 years, will:

  • stimulate the Sunshine Coast arts sector
  • create opportunities to build a strong community of artists, arts practitioners, and arts organisations
  • communicate and showcase the value of the arts to the region’s well-being, city planning and economy
  • actively explore partnerships and collaborations that provide learning and development opportunities for those within the arts sector
  • grow participation in the arts, and
  • identify opportunities to invest in the arts including places where the arts are made and showcased.

Background

Development of the draft Arts Plan included extensive research followed by direct consultation and collaboration with local artists and the arts community.

Between September and November 2017, council in partnership with Central Queensland University rolled out an engagement program with the community. The engagement continued in early 2018 with further conversations with the arts industry, before drafting of the Plan started in late February.

To get the conversation started, the Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board developed a Discussion Paper that outlined potential visions, goals, strategies, opportunities and challenges. You can get a sense of where the journey and the thinking started by reading the Discussion Paper, located in the Document Library.

The engagement program involved events and workshops run by council and 11 local arts influencers, as well as surveys and online ideas forums.

The input from the artist-centred community engagement program was incorporated into the draft Plan.