Calling all artists, photographers, sewers, jewelry makers and creatives.
Creative Space launching soon within the Providence Community Centre will enable you to:-
Static display to Promote non-perishable, handmade or produced, unique pieces of work
Sell works via pop up shop
Share your knowledge and teach others by providing classes and workshops. (And if you aren’t sure if you can run a class, we can support you build your skills and confidence along the way).
This space will link into the new business incubator space, so if you have ever made something and thought, would this sell? how much would I sell it for? Here is your chance to find out and get support along the way. Or if you have an existing product that just needs some local exposure this is also the place for you.
This is a community initiative to help support and grow culture and arts within the region and there is no cost to be involved.
Foster and support the growth of a local arts & culture
Provide an opportunity to deliver creative workshops and educational events (and if needed to develop skills and knowledge to facilitate these sessions)
Provide an opportunity for creatives to promote and sell their products
Provide exhibition space to launch and showcase works
Support creatives to develop their work into income streams and grow their products into a small or large business. (In partnerships with the business network training & mentoring opportunities).
Creates a vibrant, aesthetic appealing, community market space that inspires community members to participate in workshops and grow their interests in handmade and produced items and in turn help develop community identity and culture
Support the development of a culture of knowledge sharing, community leadership, and skills development
Helps support the development of an active, inclusive, community creatives group
Develops and supports the growth of the local economy
The Space: –
Inside the Providence Community Centre
Directly opposite Forty West and beside splash’n’play
Glass on 3 sides to allow for window shopping and to promote static displays
Space outside of the centre for pop up markets on weekends
Workshop delivery spaces available
Walk-bys have anywhere from 500 to 3000 weekly visitors to this area.
To get started – what you need to know…
This space is dedicated to growing community and is a community development initiative. It is not for hire as a commercial space. Opportunity is offered in good faith, and at this time there is no cost to be involved.
Creatives need to have and provide copies of their own product and public liability
Acceptance into the marketplace will be upon a case by case basis
To showcase their works Creatives can use our displays or upon approval bring in their own.
It is also best to use this opportunity to write a story about who and what is produced (no larger than A4) as part of this display.
The term creative refers to all artists, photographers, jewelers, sewers, designers, poets, sculptors, musicians, actors and those who support the arts. If you identify as a creative, you are one!
Any questions, please contact Felicity Hill on 0408 314 525 or drop by the Community Centre during business hours.
Providence Community Centre –Facilities
We have 2 workshop venues – See images below
Community multi-purpose room (61.4m2) with adjoining outside deck (28m2) and kitchenette (depending on set up 12 to 25 people)
Business incubator and workshops space – 28m2 – capacity approximately 12 people
How it works
As you are providing a benefit directly to this community, there is no room hire.
Workshops will be added to our calendar of events and promoted by us. This means that generally, there is little or no cost to you for promotion.
You will need to take your own bookings and payments for your workshops. This means that people will be paying you directly to attend and you should develop an online payment system such as Eventbrite, eventbookings.com, localtickets.com.au etc…
All workshops will be accepted on a case by case basis.
Workshop facilitator must hold their own public liability.