Grow Your Arts

Grow Your Arts is an initiative of Noosa Council’s RADF program. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Noosa Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Noosa is renowned for its many artists, galleries, markets and cultural products. To encourage cultural development in the area, and to build the skills of local artists and artisans, Noosa Council presents the ‘Grow Your Arts’ series of workshops and initiatives. These help local artists improve their practice and business-skills, while also providing networking opportunities. Past workshops included Digital Storytelling, Writing About Your Art and Marketing, Arts Business Basics, and Finding Your Arts Funding.

Upcoming Workshops




14 December 2020

 10am - 12pm 

Creating and sharing creative content online

Online via Zoom 

 7 February 2021         

(Time TBC)

Mapping Your Arts Career with Heather Fairbairn

Noosaville Library

Application link to come

   March 2021   

(Date and time TBC)

Grant writing skills


June 2021        

(Date and time TBC)

Social Media for Creatives


To find out more about upcoming opportunities, sign up for our Grow Your Arts enews by emailing Community Development

Arts eNews

Noosa Council publishes the quarterly Grow Your Arts e-newsletter to keep residents up to date with artist events, opportunities and funding. To read the latest Grow Your Arts eNewsletter go to the bottom of  Council's eNewsletter website page.

To receive alerts to any Grow Your Arts activities or opportunities, or to find out more about upcoming workshops, email Community Development to be added to the Noosa Arts subscriber list.

Where to find out more?

Other arts enews bulletins (check out the websites while you are there for lots of great information)

Visual Arts

Performing Arts


Screen Queensland (look for the ‘Subscribe’ box at the bottom of the home page)

Our purpose is to grow the screen industry to be a significant contributor to the economic and cultural wellbeing of Queensland. Opportunities, mentorships, grants.

Regional Arts (QLD)

Regional Arts Services Network (look for the Subscribe box at the bottom of the linked page)

Other information

Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance

The Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance (SCCA) is a not-for-profit, arts advocacy organisation, governed by a member-elected volunteer Board. We connect the dots between creative thinkers, businesses, places, supporters, target markets, audiences and key stakeholders through advocacy, learning, networking and partnerships.

Arts Queensland – Arts Acumen

Arts Acumen promotes collaboration, entrepreneurship and future thinking to strengthen sustainability in Queensland’s arts sector. Arts Acumen will support individuals and organisations across Queensland by providing resources, information and opportunities to foster knowledge growth, connections and access to industry intelligence. Arts Acumen has been developed in consultation with arts sector individuals, organisations and advisory bodies.

Ausdance – Queensland

Australia's peak body for dance has a 40-year history of educating, inspiring and supporting the dance community to reach its potential as a dynamic force within local, national and international communities. Professional resources, insurance and more

QMusic - Queensland

QMusic is Queensland's music industry development association, and has been transforming music industry careers since 1995. Professional resources, opportunities, events (BIGSOUND)

Performing Arts Connections

Performing Arts Connections Australia is the national peak body representing and supporting performing arts presenters from the iconic Sydney Opera House to remote regional centres. They support the development of the performing arts throughout Australia with our broad membership including arts centres, independent producers and companies, festivals and performing arts consultants, agencies and funding bodies.

National Association of Visual Artists (NAVA)

The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) is the national peak body protecting and promoting the professional interests of the Australian visual and media arts, craft and design sector. Professional resources, insurance and more.

Queensland Writer’s Centre

The Queensland Writers Centre is a community that champions writers across Queensland. We help writers at all stages of their writing journey develop skills to improve their craft, engage their readers and build a sustainable career. They support the practice, development and recognition of writers and a vibrant culture of writing, reading and creating.