Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Action Plan

The Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2021-2022 supports social and economic opportunities for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of the Sunshine Coast.

CALLING ALL FIRST NATIONS ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS

EOI OPEN

Sunshine Coast Council RAP Artwork

 Are you, or do you know, an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander designer or artist on the Sunshine Coast?  

What you need to know

Sunshine Coast Council is committed to partnering with the First Nations community to advance a shared future of reconciliation.

Our next Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is being developed and we are seeking artwork to feature in the design.

We are looking for two local First Nations designers or artists to create authentic and original work that reflects our RAP commitment. Your work will be featured in the RAP document, website, merchandise and more!  

How to apply

To apply all you have to do is:

  • Read the attached EOI
  • Ensure you are eligible
  • Submit your application in line with the requirements to [email protected] by 7 June 2024

For more information, visit Council’s First Nations Partnerships page or contact the First Nations Partnerships team at [email protected].

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Council’s vision is to provide an encouraging and supportive framework that facilitates First Nations collaborations and partnerships on the Sunshine Coast. Council aims to be a leader in First Nations engagement, while nurturing a shared future that embraces culture, heritage and diversity.

Reconciliation Australia’s RAP framework provides organisations with a structured approach to advance reconciliation; a plan of action built on relationships, respect and opportunities; and a plan for enabling social change and economic opportunities for First Nations people.

The Sunshine Coast RAP sits alongside councils' Corporate Plan (PDF, 19505KB) as 2 integral documents that inform the organisation's values.

When council launched its first RAP in 2011, it was the first local government in Queensland to have developed its plan in partnership with Reconciliation Australia.

In 2021, council adopted the Sunshine Coast Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2021-2022 (PDF, 3231KB), it’s third RAP.

Innovate RAP commitments allow council to gain a deeper understanding of its sphere of influence and establish the best approach to advance reconciliation.

An innovate RAP focuses on:

  • developing and strengthening relationships with First Nations people
  • engaging staff and stakeholders in reconciliation
  • developing and piloting innovative strategies to empower First Nations people.