First Nations Artists Studio | Caboolture Hub


About First Nations Artists Studio

The First Nations Artists Studio (The Studio) is a small art making space inside The Caboolture Hub, 4 Hasking Street Caboolture. The Studio is open to all First Nations creatives including Traditional Owners or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents living in South East Queensland North (SEQN) which includes the local government areas of Gympie, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Somerset and Redlands).

The Studio is leased and administered by Creative Arts Alliance (CAA) on behalf of the First Nations Artists Collective (FNAC) and offered free of charge. 

What the studio can be used for

  • Art classes
  • Personal art projects/studio residency
  • Workshops/intensives
  • Small exhibitions 
  • Rehearsals (please note the space is small and not recommended for dance rehearsals)

The Studio has a max capacity of 8 people. 

Hours of operation

The Studio can be accessed during business hours 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.
The Studio is only accessible by a swipe card which will be provided upon approved bookings.

What’s in the studio

The Studio comes with a variety of items to assist you in your creative endeavours:

  • 1 large square work table and stools 
  • 1 kettle, refrigerator, crockery
  • Large stainless steel sink
  • Cupboards and storage space
  • Small library
  • Some  art supplies

Everything else, including art materials, is up to the resident to provide. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require financial assistance with acquiring specific materials. 

Please read the info on the space and complete the application/booking request 
If you aren’t a registered business with your own insurance you can apply to have access as part of our Volunteer Registration process 
Once your application has been approved you will need to complete The Hub Building Induction which is available here
Prior to starting your program, you need to have a face to face induction and sign the hire agreement with CAA team.
On the day/time that you have approved access to the studio, you can pick up the swipe key from The Hub venue management team located on Level 1. Unless otherwise agreed, keys must be picked up and dropped back at the end of each day. (Please note if you don’t have an approved booking in the system the Hub Venue team won’t be able to provide you with access)
Unfortunately the studio is not able to be used as a drop in space. All applications and bookings must be made ahead of time and induction processes and agreement completed before access can be granted. We will do our best to accommodate a range of artists but bookings will be taken in order.
This process can take some time and our team will work as quickly as possible to get you into the space, however allow at least 2 weeks for this turn around.
If you have any questions or need support with the application process you can contact Katie on
About First Nations Artists Collective
The First Nations Artists Collective (The Collective) was established in June 2019 as an outcome of the SEQN First Nations Creative Gathering hosted by Creative Arts Alliance.
The Collective has developed a statement which guides their work:
“We are First Nations artists from and/or living on Kabi Kabi, Wakka Wakka, Butchulla, Jinnaburra, Quandamooka, Turrbal and Jagera Country. We do business by respecting the protocols of creating works on these Countries. We need to create opportunities to make, present and tour work within our regions. We want to make meaningful relationships with you for the purpose of maintaining our arts and cultural industries. We invite you to reciprocate by learning and sharing with us.”
 The Collective invites other First Nations Creatives to connect with them via their Facebook group.

About Creative Arts Alliance 

The Creative Arts Alliance (CAA) is a newly established arts industry body working to strengthen the creative and cultural sectors across regional Queensland. Through the delivery of the Regional Arts Services Network, the Creative Arts Alliance is building partnerships with local governments in South-East Queensland North (Gympie, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Somerset and Redlands) to deliver a range of initiatives that build the capacity, connection and profile of the diverse arts sectors and creative industries in their local areas and across the region.