R|6.0 is a 10 week intensive incubator program designed to support creative practitioners in establishing and growing entrepreneurial creative businesses that are adaptive, resilient and equipped to engage in dynamic markets.
To date, The Refinery has successfully supported 76 independent creative practitioners and businesses to understand their value and the context in which they operate, identify new markets, and grow to position themselves as creative leaders.
R|6.0 is committed to the development of First Nations enterprise as well as respectful and equitable collaboration between First Nations and non-Indigenous creatives. First Nations participants are supported by First Nations mentors and under the leadership of Kabi Kabi (Gubbi Gubbi) Elder-in-Residence, Aunty Helena Gulash, First Nations participants engage in discussions culturally relevant to First Nations business.
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The Refinery is SCCA’s professional development platform supporting creative practitioners and businesses working at the intersection of art, technology, environment and design.
The Refinery was launched in 2019 as a 10-week creative business incubator program through a partnership between Sunshine Coast Council, SunCentral and the MET, and SCCA. In 2023 SCCA took leadership of the program.
In 2024, with additional partners, The Refinery will expand its initiatives to include artist residencies, short specialist programs, masterclasses and talks.