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

Traci Lietzke

Marketing & Artist Support

Wanda Bennett

Funding & Artist Support

Sue Hou

Marketing & 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

Pam Hutley

Pam Hutley learned to sew, knit and embroider at her mothers’ knee, but it wasn’t until she had children of her own that she taught herself to spin, weave and dye.

Latest News

REGIONAL INCENTIVES 2023

What is the Regional Incentive?

Screen Queensland’s Regional Incentive aims to support the growth of the screen industry in regional Queensland (areas more than 150km outside of the major metropolitan hubs of Brisbane and the City of Gold Coast). Please visit https://screenqueensland.com.au/investment-support/incentives/regional-incentive/ for more information

The Regional Incentive aims to:

  • attract production to regional Queensland
  • showcase diverse regional stories and locations across Queensland
  • give the 33% of Queenslanders who live outside the major cities the opportunity to see themselves and their perspectives on screen
  • create employment opportunities for creatives, cast and crew living in regional areas, and from 2022
  • target Cairns and North Queensland with a view to supporting the region’s new production facility, Screen Queensland Studios C

 

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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