Creative Geelong has submitted an application for funding through LaunchVic to support the development of a co-working, training and collaborative space to be managed as a social enterprise in partnership with local not for profits: Entrepreneurs Geelong Inc and Creative Geelong Inc.
Creating a focal point and a sense of place for local not-for-profits Creative Geelong Inc and Entrepreneurs Geelong Inc is vital to ensure ongoing collaboration and enterprise capability building in a time of optimism and opportunity for Victoria's growing second city. Geelong's future as a creative and inventive city needs to be supported, and this co-working space would aim to ensure that the whole community is taken on the journey to new economic growth through events, training and programs.
What we need from our creative industries community
Creative Geelong Inc and Entrepreneurs Geelong Inc are pursuing government funding for:
- Initial fit out including design and fixtures for internal spaces
- External signage
- Initial project coordination
- Set up of the social enterprise structure
- Engagement with key stakeholders, tenants and sponsors
What we from the local creative industries community is support to:
- Help co-design the space
- Use the space for 'hot desking'
- Be an anchor tenant on a permanent basis (limited availability)
- Develop capability training programs
- Attend events in the space
If you are interested in the full proposal for the Creative Space, download the document.