Supporting local artists

By Mitch Gaynor

THE Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation has launched its annual fundraising campaign to support the region’s flourishing creative sector.
Launching the Gifted Program at Altitude 9 at the Sunshine Coast Council chambers last Thursday (May 30), SCAF chair, Jennifer Radbourne, urged donors to help reach a target of $30,000.
“We need your help to keep creating a bright and active future for the arts on the Sunshine Coast,” Professor Radbourne said.
The program invests in the creative development of artists to ensure their success and the growth of the region’s artistic prosperity.
SCAF also partners with creative organisations and this year is working with Maleny duo Aleathea Monsour and Katy Ford through their Musical Theatre Australia.
A donation to Musical Theatre Australia goes directly to the cast, set designer, choreography, costume makers, lighting designer, and musicians who be will making “A Girls Guide to World War” a nationally recognised hit.
Anyone interested in donating to MTA can contact them through or email
To find out more and donate to SCAF, head to