Stay connected with the latest Sunshine Coast Arts News
  • Wednesday 06 February 2013

Sunshine Coast Council invites the community to stay connected to the latest arts news by subscribing to Sunshine Coast Arts News (SCAN).

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said subscribing to SCAN is a must for anyone interested in local arts and culture.

“You receive monthly updates on events, exhibitions, funding, competitions and news from around the region,” she said.

“It’s a great way to keep up to date with cultural events at local galleries, venues, in the community and outdoors. In the latest edition of SCAN, it promotes one of the cultural highlights for the region - the 10-day environmental art festival, Floating Land from 31 May to 9 June.

“You can even learn what other artists are up to, as well as news on community group programs in the arts.

“Keep informed about national cultural initiatives, and the latest research and reports coming out of cultural organisations.

“Additionally, you can find out what competitions and funding opportunities are available to you as well as information about workshops and capacity-building programs that can help artists grow their creative skills as well as their business.

“We have received very positive feedback from many creative industry practitioners”.

One of those practitioners is professional artist Ross Barber who has 20 years’ experience in Australia, Europe and Asia and has received a Centenary of Federation Medal for Distinguished Service to the Arts.

Mr Barber said he was impressed when he used SCAN to conduct a call out for expressions of interest for the In the light of small things exhibition.

“From the original expression of interest, I received 32 enquiries and selected 18 proposals from regional Queensland, Brisbane and Melbourne artists,” he said.

“This is an impressive response and I can certainly recommend SCAN as an effective tool to promote opportunities to the arts community.”

To subscribe to Sunshine Coast Arts News visit council’s website.