Professional development
  • Last updated:
  • 18 Oct 2019

The Sunshine Coast Arts Plan 2018 - 38 supports a diverse, locally relevant program of professional development activities in partnership with leading organisations. For more information about individual programs please read below. 


  • Professional Development Series for Artists 2019 - 2020

    This program delivers a series of four industry skills development workshops for artists throughout 2019 - 2020.  The sessions include Money for Art, How to Actually Start your Business with Kay Langford,  Art in Public Places and Marketing your Art.  Each workshop includes guest speakers. You will have a chance to pick the brains of subject area experts and connect with other local creatives.  





  • Expression of Interest - Seedpod Pilot

    Seedpod Pilot is the first Queensland-based residency program from Victorian Life Arts organisation, Punctum. Hitting the coast in 2020, the residency program will create a safe space for artists to test ideas, undertake experiments, develop new work and take risks in a collaborative environment.  Applications now open


  • Better Boards Program

    This is a development and mentorship program. It focuses on arts and creative sector organisations. The program aims to build the capacity of local non-profit boards, strengthen community leadership, inspire innovation and build resilience and connectivity.  The program runs from October 2019 to March 2020


  • Third Drawer Down

    Creative Arts Alliance partnered with Sunshine Coast Council to bring Third Drawer Down to the Sunshine Coast. This initiative was set up to run a product development workshop to create bespoke, contemporary souvenirs. Six local artists were selected to take part in this collaboration with the world renowned artful retailer. A suite of products were created to be sold at Caloundra Regional Gallery, Horizon Festival and local retailers.