The Sunshine Coast Arts Centre hosts a variety of art exhibitions and cultural events on a regular basis, which take priority in access to facilities. In addition to this, our premium facilities are rented on a regular basis for private or public events.


The Arts Centre rents a gallery and kitchen. The octagonal shape of the gallery, heritage wooden beams, white walls with local artworks and skylights make this an optimal space to rent. Rental of the gallery includes the kitchen and has a 3 hour minimum stipulation.The kitchen is fully functioning and is stocked with glass and dishware. The gallery holds a maximum capacity of 90 people.

Art Studio

The Arts Centre rents the art studio exclusively to members. It contains an art sink, easels, long tables, chairs, and a hood fan. The art studio holds 15 – 25 people depending on the set-up.

Damage Deposit

A damage deposit is required for all rentals in the following categories:

  • Under 20 people – $50
  • 20 – 50 people – $100
  • Over 50 people – $250


Insurance is covered if you are partnering with the SCAC. Partnerships are aligned to our work as an arts council in supporting and amplifying arts and cultural endeavours on the Sunshine Coast. They are non-revenue based versus transactions such as rentals. If you feel your event has the potential for partnering, please contact us directly.

If your event exceeds 20 or you are a non-member or liquor is being served or you are holding a private event, you are responsible for providing insurance and proof of insurance to the administrator. Here is a website that offers private insurance.

Serving Alcohol

If you are serving alcohol, you need to adhere to the BC Liquor Control Board regulations available here and you will need to provide the SCAC with a copy of the permit. You must also obtain a Serve It Right certificate, available here.

Rental of Projector and Screen

 The Arts Centre has a projector and screen for rent. The fee is $50 for non-profits and $75 for profit organizations per event.

If you are interested in renting any part of the facility, please call the Sunshine Coast Arts Center at 604.885.5412 or email us at