Welcome to Keppel Coast Arts! We are a not for profit, volunteer run organisation, and we’re passionate about helping our community. Our volunteers encourage and support the creation, participation and appreciation of the arts, because we believe that supporting the arts enhances the cultural life right here on the Capricorn Coast.
You can help support local artists and boost the growing cultural scene taking root deep in our community. KCA supports a wide range of exciting creative activities across all genres and your donation would be used in one or more of the following ways:
· supporting local artists to further their professional development
· providing equipment to support exhibiting of artistic works
· supporting local artists to exhibit their work in other communities
· providing a bursary to support young artists to attend conferences, networking, development programs.
You can now become a KCA supporter
from the comfort of your own home.
Go to Give Now and donate today.
You will receive your tax receipt immediately.
Hear how Amanda Hock from Lock & Hock productions benefitted from the 2019 Emerging Artists Bursary, made possible by the generosity of people like you in our community.
APPLICATIONS OPENING SOON
Applications will soon be open for the 2020 Emerging Artists Development
Amy Andrews won a 2019 Bursary to help
defray costs to attend the Romance Writers Of America conference in New York.
Full details for 2020 applications
will be published soon.
KCA continues to fundraise to support our projects through various initiatives that enable artists and help raise valuable funds.
See the BIG Little Artworks Exhibition, which was an artist initiative to raise funds for the KCA Gifting Program.
Our next initiative will be announced very soon.
Previous Artists Development Projects supported by KCA
KCA has supported Artists across all disciplines of the arts, we are excited to share some past projects with you here.
KCA was proud to sponsor local artist Noel Brady in the 2020 Round 1 of the CQ RASN project "Tough and Tender Beauty At Home Residency".
Noel has been busy in his home studio following on from his participation in the program in May. Here's what Noel had to say about the program:
"Please convey my thanks and appreciation to KCA for their generous support in paying for my ‘Artist at Home” residency, through CQ RASN.
The ‘Tough and Tender Beauty’ program has given me the opportunity to revisit sculptural ceramics once more, as I try and wean myself off piano pieces, cogs, gears and wheels. I felt it was time to move on and see what I could do in response to the Covid 19, -self isolation, -distancing thing we are all experiencing.
I now have an old electric kiln and have rebuilt a small gas one, so I’m keen to get stuck into the clay process and experiment with new ideas.
Once again, many thanks and hoping we can all get back to appreciating the Arts on the Cap Coast ASAP."
You can see the progress of Noel’s ceramic urns that are his response to Covid_19 HERE
The Artship, painted by MASH Designs (Martin Schlick) fully funded by KCA
In January 2017 KCA supported MashDesigns to paint the ART SHIP next to the
tourist information centre. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate being given such a great opportunity. I can truly say, looking back now, that this has been a real stepping stone. The professional fee that I received, meant that I was able to devote a significant amount of time to complete the artwork, which helped me to develop my skill. Also being given a lot of space for concept interpretation, I was given the opportunity to share my individual style with the public.
The ART SHIP was followed by the tentacle wall on Barry Street, which was my
largest commission to this date. Which has led to workshops, an exhibition and many other commissions in the wider region.
Thank you KCA, for the valuable work that you do in our community and for
supporting me and setting the foundation for an exciting journey in the world of art.
Martin Schlick, 2018