MAKERS HUB AT CENTREPOINT
What is the Creative Geelong Makers Hub?
"This space is not about 'desks' - it's about a place where people who care about their community can come together to contribute. It's about people who want to make an impact to other people's lives. It's about bringing people together from different disciplines (from science and art to tech and design) to encourage collaboration and new business building. Its long-term sustainability will hinge on getting people who have shared values about Geelong's creative potential. People who access the space would participate, promote and develop the program of events and activities together." -- Jennifer Cromarty, President, Creative Geelong Inc
The Creative Geelong Makers Hub is a range of spaces housed in Centrepoint Arcade the Little Malop Street Mall and includes:
- MakerSpace with 3D printers, laser etchers, small electronics, industrial sewing machines and other 'maker' equipment for use via a paid subscription model
- CoWorkSpace for coworking desks for rent daily and monthly that will target professional services tenants (media, PR, architects, marketers, designers) to support the rental needs of the premises and provide administration, strategic advice and coordination to the creative industries hub
- StudioSpace - a studio / workshop for artists/makers and artist groups who have a focus on inclusion and making for social engagement
- WindowSpace - local artist community engaged to activate a range of shopfronts and arcade display windows in the Arcade
- LearnSpace - larger areas for events and workshops/programs to be held
The spaces support commercial and not-for-profit organisations and individual makers and creators with the shared aim to cultivate an emerging ecosystem that promotes Geelong's future as a creative city, as well as revitalise the Mall and encourage more foot traffic to activate Central Geelong.
By placing all of these elements together in one space, it will provide an energy and sustainability to the creative industries precinct and encourage collaboration among industry, stakeholders (especially youth and those who are disadvantaged), networks, government and community. This project also has the potential to create a pipeline for new ideas and start-ups to further support the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Creative Geelong has received two years of funding from the City of Greater Geelong and Creative Victoria to support this project.
To find out more or to book a space or event ticket, visit the Creative Geelong Makers site.