August will be Gifted time on the Sunshine Coast!

Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation (SCAF) invites local creatives – individuals and organisations – to submit a proposal for cash support from its annual Gifted program.

Chair, Professor Jennifer Radbourne said that each year the SCAF Board selected a number of local artists and organisations across disciplines to receive a contribution from donations made to the Foundation.

“The program invests in the Sunshine Coast’s gifted artists, for example to help them develop a work, undertake professional development, or buy equipment or materials.

“Our aim is for donors to invest in the success of our local creatives, which means the artistic prosperity or our region,” she said.

“This year we will also launch a new opportunity for donors to connect with our Gifted artists – the Gifted Patrons Group.

SCAF Board Director, Karen Neuendorf will launch the Foundation’s Gifted Patrons Group, as its inaugural donor, on Wednesday 10 August.

“By making a gift of $1000 donors will nominate their favourite arts medium or practice and SCAF will seek opportunities for them to engage with recipients and their creative journey,” Professor Radbourne said.

In its first two years SCAF has contributed to 14 gifted artists, including last year’s recipients: D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective, Louise King, Cello Dreaming, Stevens Street Gallery at Yandina, the Australian Pastel Expo 2022, sewing artist Shaye Hardisty and photographer Ketakii Jewson Brown, watercolour painter Libby Derham, and visual artist Bianca Tainsh.

To express interest in receiving Gifted support or to become a Patron contact the Executive Officer at Proposals are due by Friday 30 September 2022 and recipients will be announced in November.

Image: Caprichos by D.I.V.E Theatre Collective (Image by Vlad Da Cunha)