SQ Mob identifies our programs with Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The brand developed by ingeous studios, a Cairns based Indigenous creative agency, draws upon the unique and ancient storylines of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders, represented in a modern world.
The central element of the brand is symbolic of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screen industry and its development through the assistance of SQ and represents a new horizon for the industry.
The SQ Mob Story
The outer lines represent the ancient storylines of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as told through the eyes of our modern storytellers. These simple sketch lines represent storytelling as drawn in the earth by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestors for generations.
The colours reflect from both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures to symbolise the storytelling by both cultures.
SQ’s vision is for Queensland to lead and inspire the world in creating and sharing First Peoples screen stories to drive cultural change.
Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy 2019 – 2022 outlines our pathway to achieving this vision.
SQ supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories and storytellers through its mainstream programs that invest in screen production, game development and screen experiences. SQ commits at least 10 per cent of our screen production and games development funding to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander projects and storytellers.
SQ also funds a bespoke program of initiatives for Indigenous practitioners that aim to build skills, careers and businesses. Keep an eye out for these as they come up throughout the year.
SQ hosts regular Black Coffee Mornings for Indigenous and non-Indigenous practitioners to connect, network and foster collaborations to promote Indigenous storytelling and projects.