Investing in infrastructure to boost creative work

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Creative practitioners, organizations and communities across the state will have access to enhanced spaces to create and showcase their work, thanks to the Victorian Government’s Creative Neighborhood Infrastructure Support Program.

Grants totaling more than $1 million have been awarded to 11 projects — from workshops to collaborative spaces to mobile studios — helping creatives do their best work.

Recipients span the creative industries, including fashion, puppetry, visual arts, music, theatre, dance and media, and will use the funding to upgrade their facilities, fit out or create new workspaces, and purchase and install new equipment.

The Ballarat & District Aboriginal Co-Operative (BADAC) will create new spaces to support creatives, including the installation of a shipping container to be used as an outdoor cultural and creative workshop, a mobile trailer for a boutique creative ‘pop-up’, and a fully equipped Music Room.

Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio (MESS) will purchase additional synthesizers and audio equipment for a mobile studio to support the creation of electronic sound and music. The mobile studio will travel to different locations across the state and will be designed for beginners.

The Footscray Art Room will use its grant to support the design and construction of four dedicated teaching studios, four art studios for print, sculpture, ceramics and digital, three galleries, two retail, an extensive art lending library, and a large common area. space.

The Creative Neighborhood Infrastructure Support Program provides facilities for artists and creatives where they can create or showcase their work, grow their businesses, and develop new opportunities to increase their income – all while enlivening spaces and neighborhoods with activity. creative.

The creative district infrastructure support program is an action of the Creative State 2025 strategy – providing accessible and safe creative workspaces and vibrant creative hubs across Victoria.

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