Starting an arts space

The process of transforming a traditional space into a creative space can sometimes be difficult. Once a space is established, there are also challenges around continuing the space.

4 Walls: Starting an Arts Space (PDF 3Mb) is a free guide to assist people in setting up a new creative or studio space in the City of Merri-bek as well as to maintain the space.

Subjects covered include insurance, marketing, permits and planning, liaising with real estate agents, finance and advice from various local studio founders.

For more information or to request a Word version of the guide phone the Arts and Culture Unit on 9240 1111.