Arts Advisory Board
  • Last updated:
  • 13 Oct 2020

The Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board established in 2016. Members nominated to five non-identified positions, having two year terms (with the option to continue for a second term).

Four positions on the board are now vacant and we are calling for Expressions of Interest. We are seeking experienced, professional leaders to help drive arts and culture in the region. Vacant positions are:

The Chair - this is the face of the Board committed to:

  • understanding the arts and creative sector, representing the Board
  • its objectives and its recommendations
  • sharing knowledge in a professional and independent manner as a strategic advisor to council.

Strategic business representatives – skills based. Two positions (finance/legal/commercial/marketing) available.

Board members must be:

  • be committed to understanding the arts and creative sector
  • proactively contribute to achieving its objectives in a professional and independent manner.

Industry representative - identifying as an Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander

This role provides the Board with links to and advice on:

  • Aboriginal identity
  • Connecting with First Nation's artists and arts practitioners 
  • advice as it relates to the arts and creative sector broadly and more specifically, First Nations artists of the Sunshine Coast.

Further information

For more information or to Express your interest in one or more of the four vacancies visit the positive solutions recruitment page

Applications close 30 October 2020, 12am.

Role of the board

Working with the charter[248KB] the board’s role is to:

  • guide, promote and help build the identity of the Sunshine Coast as an arts destination for tourism and industry
  • advocate the region’s advantages to secure new investment in arts and cultural infrastructure
  • provide strategic advice to council in relation to arts and cultural facilities and infrastructure
  • provide advice on strategic direction of wider cultural policy and strategy
  • provide opportunities to develop philanthropic activity in relation to the regional arts offer.

Contact the Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board.

Annual reports

Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board Annual Report 19/20[2365KB]

Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board Annual Report 18/19[3546KB]

Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board Annual Report 17/18[19302KB]

Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board Annual Report 16/17[1566KB]

Board members

The members of the board have a diverse range of skills, expertise and creative insight in strategic planning and the development of cultural policy.

  • Mayor Mark Jamieson

    Prior to his election as Mayor in 2012, Mayor Mark Jamieson had an extensive career in chief executive and senior leadership roles in the private sector. He had both strategic and operational responsibilities for customer satisfaction, staff development, business performance and shareholder growth. He has a proven track record of successful business expansion and a demonstrated capacity to grow and develop himself and those around him.

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  • Collette Brennan

    Collette Brennan has more than 20 years’ experience in arts leadership and management and extensive knowledge of arts based practices, issues and opportunities both locally, nationally and internationally. She is the CEO of the Abbotsford Convent, Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct.

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  • Councillor Rick Baberowski

    Councillor Rick Baberowski was elected to the Sunshine Coast Council in 2012, 2016 and 2020 after winning the seat of Division 1.  In the 2020 term, Councillor Baberowski holds the Community Portfolio – Arts, Heritage, Transport as well as the honour of the Deputy Mayor position.  Councillor Baberowski has an extensive background in arts and cultural planning and leadership.

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  • Jennifer Radbourne

    Emeritus Professor Jennifer Radbourne has extensive experience in performing arts and academia.

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  • Tracey Vieira

    Tracey joined Hoodlum Entertainment, a film and television production company as Chief Content Officer in 2019, after 5 years as CEO of Screen Queensland.  Under her leadership of the screen agency, Tracey developed new creative talent, strong partnerships and created global opportunities for Australian creatives.

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  • Nicole Voevodin-Cash

    Local artist Nicole Voevodin-Cash has more than 25 years' + experience as a practicing artist, sculptor and designer. Nicole's underpinning thesis is 'interaction' as a sculptural strategy with an emphasis on socially engaged and enlivened spaces/places.

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  • Amy Clarke

    Amy is a local visual artist (painter) and has been practising for over 20 years. She has exhibited around the country in solo and group shows including Michael Reid Studio Direct and Depot Gallery in Sydney, Noosa Regional Gallery, University of Sunshine Coast Art Gallery, Toowoomba Regional Gallery and Walcha Gallery of Art.

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  • Sue Davis

    Associate Professor Davis is the current President for the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance. She has been actively involved in the regional arts scene on the Sunshine Coast as a foundation member of the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance (beginning with the Noosa Creative Catalyst program), Pecha Kucha Coordinator and lead for the engagement program for developing the Sunshine Coast Arts Plan. She has a background in drama education/youth arts/scriptwriter and has extensive experience in education, research, project management and cultural development.

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