Coast Arts was a radio program broadcast Sunday evenings on Coast FM 963, Central Coast Community Radio, based in Gosford, NSW. I created, produced and presented the program as a volunteer from April 2011 till the final episode in August 2018.
The aim of the program was to contribute to promotion and development of local arts, with the byline “news, views and voices from arts on the Central Coast.” In 2017 I was awarded Central Coast Council’s Australia Day Award for Arts, Culture and Entertainment, for contributing to cultural development in the community.
However, in 2018 it was time to shift priorities and focus, and put time previously spent on voluntary activity into other things – including my art practice, and a move interstate to South Australia late in 2018.
The Coast Arts Facebook page continues to help promote arts events and groups on the Central Coast, thanks to local artist and designer, Cat Soper. And I still host the Coast Arts website as part of my creative arts practice, to create and maintain connections with others in the arts community – since 2011 on the Central Coast, and now also more widely.
To listen to audio of interviews and segments broadcast on Coast Arts from 2015 to 2018, go to the Coast Arts Playlist on Soundcloud.