Ignite Studios @ NRCG

Type of space: Art Gallery, Co-Working Space, Design Studio, Fashion Studio, Film Editing Suite, Hot Desk, Makerspace (Shared open space for making), Music Performance Venue, Office Space, Photography and Film Location, Photography Studio, Pop-up Space, Rehearsal Space, Residency, Visual Art Studio, Multi-use Space

    Ignite Studios @NRCG, is Ballina Shire's newest creative space offering subsidised studios and event spaces. The three airy creative studio spaces utilise the original residential living areas of the beautifully restored and heritage-listed former Ballina Fire Station.  More information can be found here: https://www.nrcgballina.com.au/v1/ignite-studios/about-ignite-studios

    Each Creative Studio Space is fully secure with lockable doors and range in size from 10m2 to 18m2. All studios are available on a six or 12 month lease to creative practitioners from all disciplines, including but not limited to: independant creative industry, design, visual arts, digital media, photography, film, arts administrators, curators, performance and writing. Practitioners at all career stages are welcome to apply.

    Ignite also features a subsidised Artist Residency Space. The Ignite Studios AiR program provides a single artist time and space to expand on their artistic practice, researching and experimenting with ideas for new work or new ways of working. Residencies can be between 2 – 12 weeks depending on the needs and practice of the resident and the particular nature of their proposed residency. The Ignite Studios AiR program is open to Australian and International arts professionals from a diverse spectrum of creative disciplines, both emerging and established, from the quirky to obscure celebrating the importance of contemporary art voices

    A Cultural Initiative of Ballina Shire Council

    Supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW

    Pricing Terms

    Studio rental is paid monthly in advance by Direct Debit from a nominated bank account set-up at time of signing the agreement. A security deposit of 4 weeks rent will be required.

    Lease Conditions

    The three creative spaces pertaining to this listing are designated as Studio #1, Studio #2 and Studio #4. Refer floor plan for facility layout. Subsidised Creative Spaces are available on a 6 or twelve month lease with an option to renew.

    Other project spaces available on casual hire basis for creative workshops, meetings, pop-up exhibitions or creative projects. Visit the Gallery website for further information on casual hire spaces.

    Parking Notes

    Lots of Street Parking available

    This space is suitable for AnimationAnimatronicsArchitectureArts and CraftCeramicsCo-workingDesk-based workDigital DesktopDioramasDrawingExhibitionsFashionFilmFilm LocationGraphic DesignIndustrial DesignInstallationInterior DesignJewelleryMeetingsMusic / SoundNew MediaOpenings/launchesPaintingPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsPodcastsPrintmakingProject SpaceScreen printingSculptureSingingSpoken WordStylingTextilesWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 14.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Standard (up to 3m)
    • Max. Capacity 1
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Disabled parking

    • Drop-off point

    • Entrance ramps

    • Flexible layout

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Wide hallways / entrance