Warrnambool will be taken to the next level as part of a new project transforming regional Victoria backed by the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced a $74,550 grant from the new Regional Coworking Spaces and Creative Places program to One Day Studios that will support a dynamic new project that will benefit local creatives and the broader community.
Ms Tierney said the grant will support One Day Studios to establish a space that will offer mentorship and training for local creatives to build and extend their skills and knowledge in digital technology. The membership-based studio will be a space where creatives can learn and collaborate as well as exhibit and promote their work to the wider community. The project will include office space, meeting areas, a sound/podcast studio and a performance/filming space.
Managed by Creative Victoria, the Regional Coworking Spaces and Creative Places program is a pilot initiative that will support organisations across regional Victoria to establish new creative hubs or breathe life into creative sites for the benefit of practitioners, local communities and visitors.
One Day Studios is one of 13 regional organisations that will share in $831,211 in funding through the new program.
Other projects supported in the round include the creation of an artist gathering space in Cororooke that will incorporate a decommissioned W Class tram that the community will receive from Vic Track; the transformation of a former service station in Beaufort into a creative and community space; and a project that will develop an arts incubator in the centre of Ballarat’s art precinct.
For a full list of projects across Victoria supported through the Regional Coworking Spaces and Creative Places program, visit creative.vic.gov.au/news.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“Congratulations to One Day Studios on this innovative project that will provide a hub for local artists to hone skills in digital technologies to build their business – making a vital contribution to the creative and cultural life of Warrnambool.”
“With this latest support from the Andrews Labor Government, our artists will be supported with space to take their careers to the next level.”
“Our Government is backing regional Victoria to establish vibrant creative hubs that not only have the power to support creative professionals with jobs, skills and facilities, but to strengthen local economies and communities.”