Making Space Program 2021

‘Making Space’ is a residency program that connects creatives with temporary spaces, aids in sector recovery, and helps to express the richness and diversity of creative culture in Brunswick. Making Space is proudly delivered by Merri-bek City Council, RMIT and the Brunswick Design District (BDD).

The Making Space program offers up to 20 short-term creative residencies in 2021. Each residency includes use of a space for up to 4 weeks and a cash stipend of $1,000 to support the residency and development of projects.

In addition to the stipend, successful applicants will be provided with a workspace and a hosting service to get them set up and ready to work on their project. This will give recipients the introductions, power, access, and support they need to connect with the local creative community, ensuring they get the most out of their residency.

BDD partners Merri-bek City Council and RMIT are partnering with Siteworks operators, These Are The Projects We Do Together to host this pilot program. Blak Dot Gallery is also a key partner and will provide work and gallery space for First Nations creatives through their Blak Academy program.

The objectives of the Making Space program are to:

  • Offer immediate relief to creatives in the BDD
  • Unlock underutilised publicly owned spaces for making/creating within the BDD
  • Strengthen the creative ecology and partner networks within the BDD
  • Test the viability of a program that has potential to grow
  • Demonstrate the aims and values of the BDD partnership

Applications are now closed.