Liz Burcham

Liz Burcham is a key member of the Sunshine coast Creative Alliance committee. She has had a wide-reaching career in the arts and creative industries leading creative businesses and projects.

The focus on Liz's freelance practice is strategic planning and creative professional development while also being Editor of Museum of Brisbane’s lifestyle magazine, SUNNIE and Director of Queensland Theatre.

Background and experience

With more than 25 years of experience in the commercial, government and NFP sectors including start-ups and change management environments, Liz is respected for her management and leadership skills.

Liz was the Cultural Director for the City of Newcastle for four years prior to moving permanently to the Sunshine Coast. During this time, a period of significant urban renewal, she was responsible for a cultural portfolio including Civic Theatre, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle Museum, Newcastle City Hall and Fort Scratchley.

Prior to Newcastle, Liz was CEO of Metro Arts, where she developed the Brisbane-based multi-arts organisation into a nationally respected organisation providing a leading platform of infrastructure, incubator and producing services for performing and visual artists.

Current memberships

  • President, Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance
  • Peer Assessor for Arts Queensland