About Black Square Arts

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.

Working with emerging and professional artists we provide agency services, studio training facilities, artist and sector worker professional development and training programs, and art materials supply. Working with communities we provide work for the dole activity planning and implementation, Indigenous art centre consultancy and planning, relief management, mentoring and short-term emergency management as well as art centre change and crisis management services.

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.

For more information or to discuss opportunities, contact us today!