The Arts Levy Program for 2022 – 2023
Arts Levy Program 2022–2023
Reference Program Description  Budget
Goal 1 – Local artists and artistic content is developed and celebrated
1.4; 2.3
Creative Business Development

1. Incubator program to transform creative ideas into sustainable businesses (The Refinery).
2. Program to develop the export capability and markets for local artists and makers.  
Collection acquisition Acquire new works featuring local artists, including First Nations, for the Sunshine Coast Regional art collection.
1.5; 4.4
First Nations arts
Support the establishment of a First Nations arts advisory sub-committee to the SC Arts Advisory Board.

Goal Total Expenditure $88,362
Goal 2 – Arts audiences and creative opportunities flourish through investment and development
2.1; 4.2
Diverse arts programming and activation
Support and deliver a diverse and accessible program of arts experiences that builds audiences (local and out of region) and increases participation in the arts. 
1.3; 2.1 Incentives Program
Attract established arts organisations and initiatives of national significance to base themselves in the region to provide employment pathways and development opportunities for local artists and arts workers.
2.2 Competitive Investment Program
Develop strategic partnerships (multi-year and aligned to SC Arts Plan deliverables) with established, significant regional / peak arts organisations, programs, events and initiatives. 
Goal Total Expenditure $195,000
Goal 3 – A dedicated network of places and spaces for artists to connect, create and collaborate
Creative Spaces 
Advocate and facilitate access to affordable spaces for making, exhibiting and performing.  
Goal Total Expenditure $32,500
Goal 4 – Art and creativity is embedded in the identity and experience of the Sunshine Coast
4.5 Philanthropy
Development of regional philanthropic outcomes.  $70,000
4.6 Audience and Participation Development
Prepare an audience development and participation strategy to identify a series of actions that will grow local participation and regional arts audiences.  $70,000
Goal Total Expenditure $140,000
Total Expenditure $455,862