Arts Advisory Board
  • Last updated:
  • 31 May 2019

The Board is now in its second term of operation. Its first anniversary (two year term - the Board held its inaugural meeting in August 2016) culminated in the completion of two major pieces of work:

  • the region’s first strategic arts plan[3362KB] with a 20-year vision, identified by Sunshine Coast Council as a region making plan (endorsed by Council in August 2018)
  • the Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation framework which, has led to the establishment of the first regional arts Foundation (underway)

Role of the board

The Board’s role[248KB] is to provide strategic advice to council in relation to collaborative opportunities to support and grow  government and regional investment in the arts, including arts and cultural infrastructure.

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.

Read the Annual Reports for the Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board:

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

Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board Annual Report 17/18[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. The first priority for the board is to develop a framework for the development of a strategic, 20 year Regional Arts and Cultural Plan including a vision for the region’s cultural future.


  • 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

    Cr Rick Baberowski was elected to the Sunshine Coast Council in 2012 after winning the seat of Division 1.  He currently holds the portfolios for Transport, the Arts and Heritage.

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  • Jennifer Radbourne

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

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  • Phil Smith

    Phil is an energetic, mid-career architect and urban designer with 25 years practice on the Sunshine Coast across a wide range of projects. He is passionate about promoting the value of creative enterprise and artistic expression as drivers of innovation, business, culture and regional identity.  

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  • Tracey Vieira

    Tracey was appointed CEO of Screen Queensland in 2014 following 10 years in Los Angeles undertaking senior roles at Ausfilm including that of Executive Vice President of International Production. 

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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 at Special Group Studios 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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  • Paul Calcott

    Paul Calcott is a Wiradjuri man from central NSW; as an infant he contracted Polio this has led to his passion; helping other Aboriginal people who are living with a disability. For the past 10 years Paul has worked with First Peoples’ community on the Sunshine Coast who are living with disability, utilising traditional art and story-telling as a way of addressing social isolation and building resilience. 

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