Project Description

Project invests in Sunshine Coast artists and audiences post Covid-19

The Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation’s audience and market research project, in collaboration with Sunshine Coast Council, aims to increase participation in the arts and develop audiences for specific art forms.

The coronavirus lockdown devastated the arts and cultural sector, shutting down exhibitions and performances. Venues closed, festivals and shows were cancelled, jobs were lost for artists, tech crews, venue managers and more. The challenge for the arts to recover and flourish is enormous.

This research will provide invaluable data and strategies for arts organisations on the Sunshine Coast to build a strong and vibrant future for artists, for audiences and for our community.

Patternmakers, who were commissioned to conduct the research have vast experience in audience development, particularly in regional Australia.

The final research report will be made available to venues, festivals and artists across the region to support programming and marketing.

Click here to do the survey, until Wednesday 26 August 2020.

Image by: Horizon Festival 2018, The Bunker. ben vos productions, courtesy of Sunshine Coast Council.


We invite you to support us to promote the development and prosperity of the arts in our community. Donors to the Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation will be recognised at the following levels:

  • Donor – $2 to $999

  • Fellow – $1000 to $24,999

  • Benefactor – $25,000 to $249,999

  • Principal – $250,000 and greater

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