Cairns, Cairns Area
The Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns is a significant site of arts infrastructure developed by the Queensland Government and operated by Arts Queensland.
It comprises two performance based venues, the JUTE Theatre (248 seat black box theatre) and The Space, (a large flexible open performance and rehearsal space), two international standard A-class galleries, a gallery shop, an artists studio, meeting facilities, and office accommodation for small to medium funded companies JUTE Theatre Company and KickArts Contemporary Arts.
The Centre also provides a home for End Credits Film Club which presents non-mainstream cinema, as well as space and support for the Indigenous Performing Arts Circle - a collective of professional indigenous performing artists based in the Cairns Region.
By facilitating innovative partnerships, the centre seeks to support, develop and present the finest in contemporary arts practice in the Far North. The Centre is unique in being the only State Government funded centre of contemporary arts located outside a capital city, and demonstrates the Queensland Government's commitment to developing contemporary arts in regional centres, and specifically in Far North Queensland.