Involved in creative and cultural sector development for almost 30 years, Ant Mckenna has worked for Arts Queensland and led arts, cultural and creative development on the Sunshine Coast as Team Leader of Cultural Programs for Sunshine Coast Council. His work saw the development of the Horizon Festival, a major increase in RADF funding, doubling of participation to the Sunshine Coast Art Prize, amongst other achievements.

Ant was involved in the early development of Q Music, managing the ground-breaking state-wide A-Venue music industry development program and leading the organisation for the initial BIGSOUND artist showcase in 2005. Ant currently is also engaged by CQU as Creative Business Mentor. Ant’s role at BEMAC, is to support the creative lead