About Us

Hello there, We are

Mackay Creatives INC.

Mackay Creatives Inc. is a volunteer run not-for-profit organisation committed to supporting

  • The promotion of local artists and arts groups based in the Greater Mackay and Whitsunday Region.
  • The development of art events and projects that encourage community participation in the arts.

The organisation provides access to free web site promotion, web training, online support, educational resources and grant writing assistance and fee based project management, coordination and auspice support.

The free online network provides local artists and community art groups with the opportunity to connect, exchange ideas and collaborate in a supportive digital environment.

Our Team

Pam Hutley

President

Brigitte Zimmermann

Treasurer

Catherine Dowden

Secretary

Bronwyn Grannall

Marketing & Promotion

Gigi Brake

Special Projects Support

Wanda Bennett

Funding & Artist Support

Our Services

Online Artist Directory

Mackay Creatives Inc provides an accessible web platform to promote the events, services and talents of locally based creatives and community art organisations.

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Auspicing & Artist Support

Mackay Creatives Inc provides management, marketing and online web support to local artists and arts groups living in the Greater Mackay Region.

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Professional Development For Artists

Mackay Creatives Inc promotes and hosts professional development workshops and opportunities for artists across a wide range of art disciplines and genres.

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Newest Members

Featured Artist

Lyn Laver-Ahmat

Artist and educator whose art responds to emotional connections to nature and place

Latest News

RAF GRANTS NOW OPEN! (2021 GUIDELINES OUT)

Flying Arts is pleased to announce the renewal of our appointment as the Regional Program Administrator of the Regional Arts Fund (RAF) in Queensland, extending from 2021 until 2027. RAF is an ongoing national program that provides approximately $3.6 million per year to support artists and communities in regional and remote areas. The Regional Arts Fund is part of the Australian Government’s Arts and Cultural Development Program that supports participation in, and access to, Australia’s arts and culture through developing and supporting cultural expression. For any questions about the new guidelines and how these affect your applications to the Regional Arts Fund, please contact our Regional Arts Officer at [email protected].

 

 

 

FLYING ARTS AWARDS

This year’s Queensland Regional Art Awards offers three exciting new prize categories incuding the ‘The Merv’ Landscape Award!

Celebrating Flying Arts’ 50 years in service and the incredible legacy of our founder Mervyn Moriarty, the award recognises an outstanding landscape artwork in any medium with a non-acquisitive cash prize of $3,000.

Plus, all works which are selected as finalists in this category, including the winning work, will be exhibited on the walls of the Consolidated Property Group office in Brisbane for 12 months.

Enter before 23 July: https://flyingarts.org.au/queensland-regional-art-awards…/.

‘Art for Life’ Award and Spotlight Award Winner: LeAnne Vincent, Flourish, 2020, Cyanotype photograms on cotton with thread, 104 x 104 x 3

FREE MENTORSHIP

Get free tailored mentorship to help with your Arts Practice!
The #RASNqld Creative Business Champions are experts across a range of arts business disciplines and are available for free, online sessions.
So far, the Champions have helped over 250 Queensland artists and arts workers define their business goals, develop their strategy and plan next business steps.
Open to all Queensland artists and arts workers! 

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