Arts Nexus

Growing creative people, communities and industries

With a valued twenty year legacy in the region, Arts Nexus has the industry knowledge, the relationships, memberships, respect, integrity and capacity, to lead the strategic development as a service provider, key facilitator, incubator, promoter, communicator and co-ordinator, of the emerging, the established, the disparate and evolving creative endeavours and enterprises that are dispersed across the vast area of FNQ.


Arts Nexus, is a non-government, “for-purpose” community based entity, revitalising and expanding its operational capacity to equip the Far North Queensland (FNQ) arts, cultural and creative industries sector to be a significant partner in the cultural, social and economic development of the region, Queensland and Australia. A catalytic leader that drives policy and strategic planning to contribute to the regional planning and provide innovative solutions that incorporate cultural context.

“We believe that Cairns is a hot spot for creativity. Behind many homes, community halls, sheds and shared spaces are creative micro businesses and individual practitioners that contribute to the vibrancy of our region. There is not a week goes by that you can’t see something amazing that has been generated locally.

At Arts Nexus we aim to support the arts and cultural sector to put more money into their pockets and ultimately into the economy.”

Jenuarrie, President, Arts Nexus


2019 Program of activities

We are taking a break over the wet season and spending time evaluating last years program to ensure that this year’s program is the best it can be.  If you would like to provide feedback and contribute to the evaluation, email us at

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**** NOTE “pop-up” co-working creative production hub (Cairns) has now CLOSED until further notice.  Thank you to all of you that supported this initiative and came along, participated, worked at the venue, showed your interest.

PACKAGES ….  for art-makers to support you in the “business of arts” and scoping your projects to ensure they are sustainable.  Email us for more information

Arts Nexus Inc. is an apolitical organisation working with a non-partisan approach. All views and opinions adopted by Arts Nexus are reflections of the opinions of our extensive and representative membership across Far North Queensland region.