Sunshine Coast Arts Plan


This is an exciting time for the arts on the Sunshine Coast.

Artists in regional communities play a vital role in expressing and shaping cultural identity as well as supporting community cohesiveness, development and wellbeing.

You are invited to join the conversation about the arts and what the arts mean to our region as we begin work on the Sunshine Coast's first Arts Plan.

We want to know what you think about the arts on the Sunshine Coast.

It's easy to get involved - you can provide your input in a number of ways:

1.
Complete a short survey on the visions, challenges and opportunities. The survey is open until 9 October 2017.
2.
Check out Brainstormer below and get inspired! Vote for your favourite ideas or post your own.
3.
Drop a pin on the Places map below and show us where you access arts and culture and where you create or produce it.
4.
Talk to the Arts Influencers on social media. Starting with the premise of the artist at the heart of the Arts Plan, eleven of our most talented and influential artists across a range of arts practice areas will be leading a series of conversations with artists and arts communities.
5.
If you haven't already, register for project updates. You will get event invitations to discuss the arts and complete a short follow up survey to help us refine your ideas. Get a first look at the draft Arts Plan.
6.
Artists and those working in the arts sector can host their own conversation within their arts community by requesting a Engagement Consultation Pack from artscoast@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and sending your ideas back to us by 9 October 2017.


Background

The Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board has started the conversation with the idea of an Arts Plan that is designed with The Artist at its' very heart. You can get a sense of where the journey and the thinking started by reading the Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board's Discussion Paper in summary format or the complete version, located in the Document Library.

The Discussion Paper identifies a number of emerging opportunities and challenges as well as a commitment to developing a Plan that will:

  • stimulate the Sunshine Coast’s 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 artists/within the arts
  • grow participation in the arts
  • identify the need to invest in the arts, including the places where the arts are made and showcased.

The Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board is seeking your feedback, comments and ideas to help develop an Arts Plan that paints a picture of our shared vision for the Arts for the next 20 years.


This is an exciting time for the arts on the Sunshine Coast.

Artists in regional communities play a vital role in expressing and shaping cultural identity as well as supporting community cohesiveness, development and wellbeing.

You are invited to join the conversation about the arts and what the arts mean to our region as we begin work on the Sunshine Coast's first Arts Plan.

We want to know what you think about the arts on the Sunshine Coast.

It's easy to get involved - you can provide your input in a number of ways:

1.
Complete a short survey on the visions, challenges and opportunities. The survey is open until 9 October 2017.
2.
Check out Brainstormer below and get inspired! Vote for your favourite ideas or post your own.
3.
Drop a pin on the Places map below and show us where you access arts and culture and where you create or produce it.
4.
Talk to the Arts Influencers on social media. Starting with the premise of the artist at the heart of the Arts Plan, eleven of our most talented and influential artists across a range of arts practice areas will be leading a series of conversations with artists and arts communities.
5.
If you haven't already, register for project updates. You will get event invitations to discuss the arts and complete a short follow up survey to help us refine your ideas. Get a first look at the draft Arts Plan.
6.
Artists and those working in the arts sector can host their own conversation within their arts community by requesting a Engagement Consultation Pack from artscoast@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and sending your ideas back to us by 9 October 2017.


Background

The Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board has started the conversation with the idea of an Arts Plan that is designed with The Artist at its' very heart. You can get a sense of where the journey and the thinking started by reading the Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board's Discussion Paper in summary format or the complete version, located in the Document Library.

The Discussion Paper identifies a number of emerging opportunities and challenges as well as a commitment to developing a Plan that will:

  • stimulate the Sunshine Coast’s 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 artists/within the arts
  • grow participation in the arts
  • identify the need to invest in the arts, including the places where the arts are made and showcased.

The Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board is seeking your feedback, comments and ideas to help develop an Arts Plan that paints a picture of our shared vision for the Arts for the next 20 years.