City Funding Supports Creative 'Makers Hub'
'Official launch, Wednesday 20 September, 10am, Centrepoint Arcade
The City of Greater Geelong has provided $100,000 to local not-for-profit Creative Geelong for the next two years to support a 'Makers Hub' project in Centrepoint Arcade, Little Malop Street.
According to Chair Administrator Dr Kathy Alexander, who officially launched the project today, the Makers Hub is a working example of the Greater Geelong Clever and Creative vision through its range of accessible spaces for sharing, learning and collaborating on projects, programs and ideas.
The Hub will see local artists and IT professionals engaged to activate a range of shopfronts, laneways and arcade display windows, including windows facing the Little Malop Street Mall.
It will include a 'Makerspace' with 3D printers, laser etchers, industrial sewing machines, and other 'maker' equipment and materials for use via a subscription.
Co-working desks will be available for rent for creative industries practitioners in professional services, such as media, public relations, digital, architects, planners, marketers and designers. There will also be a studio / workshop area for artists and 'makers-in-residence'.
A series of free and paid workshops and programs will also be held as part of the Hub.
To learn more about Creative Geelong visit www.creativegeelong.com.au.