Council demonstrates its commitment to supporting arts and cultural heritage outcomes through the collection of the Levy, recognising the important role that both sectors and industries play in shaping and influencing our sense of community, belonging, cultural vitality and identity in a time of unprecedented growth and change.
Revenue collected from the Levy is allocated towards the Heritage & Art Levy Programs developed in alignment with their relevant strategies and priorities.
The revenue collected for the Arts levy budget is assigned by aiming to achieve the goals of the Sunshine Coast Arts Plan 2023 – 2038 (SCCAP).
|SCCAP Goal Alignment||Program||Description||Budget|
|1,2,5||Creative Business Development||Sector-led incubator program to transform creative ideas into sustainable businesses (The Refinery).||$55,000|
|1,2,3,5||First Nations arts||As determined by the Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board’s First Nations Sub-Committee and Horizon First Nations Advisory Group.||$100,000|
|1,2,3,5||ArtsCoast||Strategic marketing to build engagement, promote local artists and develop the creative reputation of the Sunshine Coast.||$80,000|
|1,2,5||Creative Industries Investment Program||To support sector-led regional projects and events. Delivered as part of the Regional Arts Development Fund program.||$135,000|
|1,2,3,4,5||Spaces for Creatives||Advocate and facilitate access for local artists to affordable spaces for making, exhibiting and performing.||$65,000|
|2,3,4,5||Philanthropy||Development of regional philanthropic outcomes for the arts sector.||$70,000|
|1,2,3,5||Homegrown||Local artist commissioning series to create and present local content.||$60,000|
|4,5||Regional Public Art Strategy||A five-year strategy to guide the development, planning, maintenance and promotion of public art within the Sunshine Coast.||$47,572|