The Refinery 2020 Wrap up – hear from the participants

SUNSHINE COAST CREATIVES: Who said you have to move to the big cities to ‘make it’?

Here’s just a handful of the many, many talented creatives who call the Sunshine Coast home. These 13 graduates of The Refinery 2020 project have been working hard to turn their creative practices into profitable local businesses.

Due to COVID-19, the program had to be delivered online this year but its wild success surpassed all of our expectations.

The Refinery is a collaboration between Sunshine Coast Council SunCentral Maroochydore Pty Ltd and SCCA: Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance with support from Arts QueenslandAdvance QueenslandCQUniversity and #SCRIPT.

Thanks to our exciting array of mentors and to this year’s talented cohort!

And thanks also to Sam (Refinery participant) at The Human Story for this great video.

If you know a local creative with stars in their eyes or have been chipping away at something yourself, sign up to the Sunshine Coast Arts Publication #ArtsCoast for more opportunities to fine tune your practice and network.

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