Our Mission Statement: Supporting and connecting artists on the Sunshine Coast
Our Vision: To see artists thrive in a nurturing environment, whilst showcasing their work to an engaged community
Arts Connect Inc. (ACI) supports and promotes the practice and enjoyment of the arts across the Sunshine Coast from Beerburrum to Eumundi… Cabooluture to Coolum… Caloundra to Connandale.
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. This program will relaunch in early 2021 as Open Studios Sunshine Coast, and will be bigger, better and brighter than ever before!
Sculpture on the Edge is a great opportunity for artists to showcase their 3D artworks 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 South East Queensland and beyond.
Members Exhibitions are held in local galleries and arts spaces allowing members to showcase their work and potentially attract sales and recognition.
Workshops are presented monthly and are very popular as a social and collaborative way to develop skills and experience.