Aboriginal Creative Studio Space 2024

  • Approx. floor space
  • Capacity
    2 people
  • Ceiling height
    Standard (up to 3m)

Space overview

Creative Spaces is pleased to offer a studio space for 12 months at Boyd Studios, free of charge, to the successful applicant. This opportunity is open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artists and creative practitioners.

Applications open 3pm, 2 May and close 3pm, 30 May 2024.

The aim of the Aboriginal Creative Studio Space is to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artists and creative practitioners to advance their practice through the provision of a space to create and grow.

It is a requirement to attend a Boyd Studios site visit. Inspections are available on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 14 May at 2pm
  • Tuesday 21 May at 11am

RSVP via email to creativespaces@melbourne.vic.gov.au with your preferred site visit date, a short description of your creative practice and your contact number.

If you are unable to attend on the above listed dates you may designate a proxy.

View the guidelines here

View a 3D tour of the space

Submit an application here.

Application questions: Applicants will be required to answer the following three questions.

  • Tell us about your practice (200 words maximum)
  • Describe how you will use the studio space at Boyd Studios (200 words maximum)
  • Describe how the studio space at Boyd Studios will benefit and extend your practice (200 words maximum)

Studio rent: There is no cost to the successful applicant. In-kind rent is valued at $3,979 inclusive of GST.

Access: The successful applicant/s will have 24/7 access to the studio and Boyd building facilities.  Licensees are required to work from their studios a minimum of twice per week.

Boyd is the City of Melbourne’s first integrated community service space, housing the Southbank Library, a cafe, family services, meeting rooms and artist studios.

*Please note images are indicative only.

The space is secure, is 17m2 and has good natural light, wooden floors, high ceilings, heating and air-conditioning and wireless internet connection. There is a kitchen, bathroom (with shower) and dining area close by.

Boyd Studios in Southbank is situated within a multi-use facility that includes the Southbank Library, House of Cards Espresso and meeting rooms.

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Available from 1st July, 2024
Short term hire

Features and facilities

General features

  • Lockable
  • Lockable space
  • Natural Light
  • Quiet space
  • 24/7 access
  • Air conditioning
  • Free wifi
  • Fridge
  • Heating
  • Kitchen
  • Toilets
  • Queer friendly
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City Road,
Southbank, 3006

Getting here

Transport options

  • Bus
  • Tram

Contact Creative Spaces about Aboriginal Creative Studio Space 2024

03 9 *** ***


Available from 1st July, 2024
Short term hire


City Road
Southbank, 3006

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