CREATIVE LIVE/WORK SPACES

Monday, November 21, 2016
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Kimberley Peel
APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR THE WILLIAM STREET CREATIVE LIVE WORK SPACES

Applications Open from Tuesday November 22 - Midnight Tuesday December 20

Infokit download HERE

Online application form HERE

The City has long recognised the challenges creative practitioners face when seeking affordable space to work and live in the inner city. The City provides space for creative practice through the provision of subsidised space (workshop, office, rehearsal, exhibition and performance space) through its various creative space programs; cash and value in kind grants; and, cultural infrastructure such as major theatres and performance venues. 

In 2013 the William Street creative live/work spaces were the first properties to be offered as affordable residential leases for City-owned properties. The six one bedroom apartments at 113-115 William Street provide working studios and residential accommodation for creative practitioners. Each apartment is unfurnished and includes a small kitchen, bathroom and bedroom area and a separate space to work (paint, write, program, compose etc). Tenants also have access to shared laundry facilities.

The City has fostered a creative hub on William Street across two City owned properties, 101-111 William Street and 113-115 William Street - with various spaces including three levels of offices offering a mix of both affordable and commercial tenancies, a below ground food and beverage venture and the Australian Design Centre on the ground floor. With a diverse tenancy mix across these two William Street properties, the City aims to inspire a creativity and innovation in the precinct that will enhance economic activity and provide opportunities for cultural, creative and commercial activity that may otherwise not be possible in the inner city.

Expanding on the success of this program the City recently completed its second residential program offering a 3 room apartment above the Waterloo Library for use as creative live/work space. 

On behalf of the City, Gaffa is now calling for individuals to occupy six one bedroom apartments on William Street, Darlinghurst as affordable creative live/work space. This is a truly unique opportunity to access space to both live and produce creative work in an iconic Sydney location. All applications will be assessed by a panel of creative peers, in consultation with the City of Sydney.

Enquiries: Kelly Robson studio@theoperative.com.au

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