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 galleries, artists, 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. Examples of past workshops have included Digital Storytelling, Writing About Your Art Marketing, Arts Business Basics and Finding Your Arts Funding.

Upcoming Workshops




Feb - May 2022

Maker's Shopfront Online Creative Business Development Program


7 June

APRA/AMCOS Meet the Locals sessions (members only) The J

7 June

Live Music Forum @ The J

5:30 - 8:30pm

11 July

Instagram for Artists

Wallum and Rainforest Rooms,  Noosaville Library

August - October The Path - Visual Arts Development Program @ various locations Completed
Date TBC QMusic Industry Connect Career Development Session @ The J TBC

Arts News

Noosa Council publishes a monthly Grow Your Arts enewsletter whihc is full of opportunities and information for the arts sector. The latest edition can be found here

To find out more about upcoming Grow Your Arts workshops and events, email Community Development to be added to the Noosa Arts database.


There are a lot of other organisations and peak bodies that provide information and support to different arts sectors. Some have great e-newsletters. See below for links to organisations websites based on art form.

Visual Arts

  • Museum and Gallery Services Queensland (MAGSQ) is the peak professional body for the public museum and gallery sector in Queensland
  • National Association of Visual Artists (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.
  • Flying Arts Queensland embraces a spirit of adventure to inspire the appreciation, practice and professional development of the visual arts as a lifetime interest or career aspiration, and a creative life for all Queenslanders.

Performing Arts

  • QMusic is Queensland's music industry development association and has been transforming music industry careers since 1995.
  • Artour connects great art, great venues and great audiences and equip artists and venues with industry advice and support.
  • Australian Performing Arts Market connects contemporary Australian theatre, dance, emerging and experimental art with national and international opportunities.


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

Regional Arts (QLD)

Regional Arts Services Network (RASN) is a network of regional arts service providers who work together to deliver on-the-ground arts services in communities across the state. 

Other information

Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance

The Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance (SCCA) is a not-for-profit, arts advocacy organisation, governed by a 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 Acumen - Arts Queensland  

Arts Acumen supports 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

Performing Arts Connections

Performing Arts Connections Australia is the national peak body for performing arts presenters. 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.

Queensland Writer’s Centre

The Queensland Writers Centre is a community that champions writers across Queensland, 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.

Sunshine Coast Screen Collective 

SCSC is a peak industry body fostering the advancement of the screen industry on the Sunshine Coast by nurturing local talent and providing ongoing opportunities for Connection, creation & education.