Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) is a Deductible Gift Recipient, and is registered to accept donations on behalf of approved fundraising partners. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

There are a number of ways you can help artists and the arts to flourish and prosper in our region through the Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation.

  • Give to the Foundation’s Gifted Program or become a Gifted Patron

  • Support one of our fundraising partners with a donation. See the Projects section.

  • Start a Giving Circle with like-minded donors

  • Sponsor the Foundation and enjoy numerous benefits
  • Leave a Legacy for future generations – find out how by watching this video from Argon Law.

Please contact the Executive Officer at to discuss how you could become a supporter or Gifted Patron. You can donate by electronic transfer or use the Donate button below.

To donate by electronic transfer: 

Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation Ltd | BSB 633 000 | Account number: 169 034 485 (Please include your full name in the payment reference.

We gratefully acknowledge those who have given to the Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation to help artists and the arts flourish and prosper in our region.

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Gifted invests in artists to ensure their success and our region’s artistic prosperity.

The Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation’s Annual Giving program, Gifted, invests in creative development of artists to ensure their success and our region’s artistic prosperity.

Each year a group of artist across all disciplines are selected by the Board to receive a contribution towards production or presentation of work, or their professional development.

Gifted was launched in November 2020 with a very generous gift by the De Deyne Family. Ferre De Deyne is a SCAF Board Director, Sunshine Coast businessman, art collector and philanthropist.

The Gifted Patrons Group links local ‘gifted’ artists with a gift from a donor. Patrons nominate the art medium or practice that inspires them to invest $1000 into a recipient’s creative journey.

Here on the Sunshine Coast we are ‘gifted’ by the fabulous environment, a caring community and, most importantly, with gifted artists and creatives, who are talented, innovative, entrepreneurial and engaging. The program supports artists across the variety of disciplines, in keeping with the Foundation’s purpose.


Ralph Devlin QC AM
Roy and Nola Thompson


Susan & Colin Billett
Edith Blanck
Don & Annie Boyd
Ferre de Deyne
Hon Justice Hugh Fraser & Margie Fraser
Hollindale Mainwaring Architecture Pty Ltd
Gail Hunter
Jan Manton
Jan & Jeff Cornfoot
Ron Scott
Eva-Marie Seeto
Helen Walker
Jocelyn Walker


Val Anderson & Geoff Bridger
Claire Booth
Alan & Ann Boyle
Leigh Cleave
Geraldine Dent
Celestine Doyle
Karen & Robert Forbes
Rafaela Giebler
Wendy Harper
Marilyn Holiness
Barbara Jones
Paul & Chloe Keightley
Ernie & Sandy Kruck
Peter Lavery
Marek Malter
Patricia Manley
Lisa Mitcherson
Musical Theatre Australia
Keith & Karen Neuendorf
Keith & Jennifer Radbourne
Judith Ross-Smith
Barbara Ryan
Helen Sethna
Heather Spring
Liddie Shaw
Ken & Elizabeth Smith
Patrick Smith
Tony Sowden
George Thomas
Neil & Ros Thompson
Gemma Tonkin
Kenneth Watkins
Peter Willadsen
Toni Wills


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

SCAF gratefully acknowledges Sunshine Coast Council’s support in establishing the Foundation.