Black Square Arts (BSA) is an arts, community and cultural development company based in Cairns, Far North Queensland, servicing clients Australia wide. We are committed to delivering services that promote self-determination, community empowerment, opportunity and growth.


BSA is a multi-faceted consultancy and service provider that provides training, planning, reviewing, implementation, and media support for a range of industries. These Industries include the Non For Profit Sector, Remote Indigenous Art Centres, Cultural Services (Local Government) and the Employment Training Sector.

Our History

Charles Street founded the community cultural development service provider Black Square Arts in 2013, which provided Arts Administration, Management and Training support to a number of Indigenous Arts Centre’s and Professional Artists in Cape York Peninsula and the Torres Strait Islands. In recent years Charles has expanded the service model to include Work for the Dole Activity Planning, Implementation and Reviewing as well as Employment Training.

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About BSA

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BSA was founded by Charles Street in 2013, with the vision to grow regional and remote industry capacity in the arts. BSA began primarily providing management, administration and training support services to Indigenous art centres and professional artists in the Cape York Peninsula region and the Torres Strait Islands. In recent years we have expanded our service model to include work for the dole activity planning, implementing and reviewing as well as employment training.

With a strong respect for Indigenous knowledge and knowledge holders, our service philosophy has been shaped by over fifteen years of experience in delivering services to Indigenous people and communities.


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