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Arts Advisory board

The Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory board will provide advice and direction for council to consider as it develops a strategic blueprint to grow the region's investment in the arts.

Arts Advisory board
Work by Aunty Hope O'Chin presented by IN | ARI at The Old Lock-up in Maroochydore

The Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory board will provide advice and direction for council to consider as it develops a strategic blueprint to grow the region's investment in the arts.

Role of the board

Working with the charter (PDF, 396KB) 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

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.

  • Liz Burcham

    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 her 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.

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  • Helena Gulash

    Helena Gulash

    Helena Gulash is a Kabi Kabi (Gubbi Gubbi) woman who brings strategic leadership experience from her extensive work in First Nations affairs, both within Government and Community. Helena established, and is principal of, Helena Gulash Consulting, which provides Indigenous Arts and cultural management expertise. 

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  • Andrew Maccoll

    Andrew Maccoll

    Andrew Maccoll, Founder of Saturate, a distributed design team of highly skilled creatives based on the Sunshine Coast, is a Creative Director and Cinematographer. He is an expert in brand strategy and culture changing creativity, with a skill set including photography and film direction. 

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  • Maz McGann (Chair)

    Maz McGann (Chair)

    Working across community and government, Maz McGann has extensive experience in leading the development of strategies, business plans and undertaking evaluations and consultations across a range of areas including arts, culture and tourism. Maz is the founder and principal of Play Your Part Consultancy and has worked with local councils, arts and community organisations across Australia.

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  • Jennifer Radbourne

    Jennifer Radbourne

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

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  • Kris Stewart

    Kris Stewart

    Kris Stewart is a creative industries executive and artistic leader whose work has been seen through the US, Canada, Europe and Australia and New Zealand. Kris is currently the Chief Executive Officer at QMusic, the peak body for Queensland’s music industry. He was previously the Artistic Director of The Brisbane Powerhouse, Queensland’s home for contemporary cultural practice. 

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  • Karina Seljak

    Karina Seljak

    Karina Seljak is a practising drawing and sculptural artist based in Coolum Beach. After living in multiple world cities, Karina identified the Sunshine Coast as the most strategic place to build her artistic career. With a double degree in Fine Arts (Fashion) & Business (Advertising) from QUT, graduating in 2011, Karina brings 12 years of industry experience engaging with the intersection of art, design and commerce, as well as the perspective of a practicing young local artist. She’s also Co-founder & Director of her own brand of award-winning closed-loop recycled blankets.

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