3 February 2016
People from across Victoria's creative industries will be able to collaborate and share ideas in a new 'co-working' space to be set up by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) with funding from the Victorian Government.
A Government contribution of $587,000 will fund ACMI X, a 60-seat creative co-working space in Melbourne's Southbank arts precinct.
It is the first such facility to be set up by a major cultural institution in Australia.
ACMI X will offer affordable accommodation to creative practitioners and small creative companies, across a range of disciplines, in a 2000sqm state-of-the-art office space in Kavanagh Street.
Designed by Melbourne architects Six Degrees, the space will foster creativity, collaboration, experimentation and inspiration among industry peers. It will become a hub for film makers, script writers, game and app developers, graphic and web designers, writers and artists.
ACMI X places will be available for both short and long-term accommodation. It will also offer a calendar of specially curated networking and professional development events managed by a full-time producer.
Unlocking more spaces for creative practitioners, including collaborative hubs, was a key recommendation of Victoria's Creative Industries Taskforce following extensive consultation in 2015.
Applications for ACMI X are now open via the ACMI website.