Arts Connect Inc. (ACI) supports and promotes the practice and enjoyment of the arts across the Sunshine Coast from Cabooluture to Cooroy, in Queensland’s south-east. We coordinate a wide range of activities that provide opportunities for artists to exhibit and sell their works.
ACI is a not-for-profit organisation and membership is open to everyone – artist, art lover or patron. We continually search for opportunities to expand our members’ professional development and marketing potential. Our goal is to establish and promote our region as a unique ‘arts destination’, and to stimulate a greater understanding of the arts within local communities.
We have developed several signature events over the last few years, Open Studios and Sculpture on the Edge. We are always open to new ideas and opportunities.
The Open Studios program has been a great success over several years, attracting over 2000 visits to a diverse range of studios throughout our region. However, this program is currently in recess until a co-ordinator for the program can be found.
Sculpture on the Edge is a great opportunity for artists to showcase their works in the beautiful setting of Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny in October. The Spicers Group have sponsored this event over several years.
With prizes of over $8,000, this award attracts some of the best sculptors in Queensland and beyond.
Members Exhibitions are held in local galleries, as opportunities present, as group exhibitions allowing members to showcase their work in a supportive environment