Arts Advisory Board
  • Last updated:
  • 28 Aug 2017

The Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board, endorsed by council in February 2016, will provide advice and direction for council to consider as it develops a strategic blueprint to grow the region’s investment in the arts.

Contact the Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board.

Role of the board

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.

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 20 years’ experience in arts leadership and management. She has extensive knowledge of arts based practices, issues and opportunities both locally, nationally and internationally.She is an arts consultant focused on national and international audience and market development. Collette was recently appointed the CEO of the Abbotsford Convent, Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct. 
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  • Councillor Rick Baberowski

    Cr Rick Baberowski joined the Sunshine Coast Council in 2012 after winning the seat of Division 1 at the local government elections. 
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  • James Birrell

    James Birrell has extensive experience in music and visual arts events and has networks with art curators, production, international artists, media organisations and illustrators.
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  • Jennifer Radbourne

    Emeritus Professor Jennifer Radbourne has extensive experience in performing arts and academia. 
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  • Kathi Holt - Damant

    Adjunct Associate Professor Kathi Holt-Damant is an architect, urban designer and academic with over 26 years teaching and research experience. She specialises in urban space and place-making and has extensive experience in the arts and cultural sector with a great understanding of cultural policy. 
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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 is currently the head of Screen Queensland and has a keen interest in the Arts. She is experienced in cultural policy and works closely with cultural organisations such as QAGOMA, TEQ and QPAC. She was also named 2016 Telstra Queensland Business Woman of the Year.
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