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.  
$55,000
1.4
Collection acquisition Acquire new works featuring local artists, including First Nations, for the Sunshine Coast Regional art collection.
$0 
1.5; 4.4
First Nations arts
Support the establishment of a First Nations arts advisory sub-committee to the SC Arts Advisory Board.

$33,362 
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. 
$0
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.
$100,000
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. 
$95,000
Goal Total Expenditure $195,000
Goal 3 – A dedicated network of places and spaces for artists to connect, create and collaborate
3.3
Creative Spaces 
Advocate and facilitate access to affordable spaces for making, exhibiting and performing.  
$32,500
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