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Creative Space Gallery Hire (Jan - Dec 2018)

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 5:00PM 31 October 2017 (AEDT).

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.

About the Creative Space

At the Creative Space we show art and make art.

Our philosophy is to provide an affordable exhibition space where creatives can show their work and connect with audiences.  We support exhibiting artists by offering technical know-how, and promotional support. 

Creative Space Gallery Hire

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting in 2018. 

The gallery can be hired for two to four weeks (including bump in and bump out). The space is unmanned and it is the hirer's responsibility to ensure the gallery is appropriately staffed for the opening hours. Exhibitions can be booked as solo artists or as a group.

Proposed rates commencing 1 January 2018:

  • Gallery exhibition solo exhibition rate $380/2 weeks (inc GST)
  • Gallery exhibition group exhibition rate $700/2 weeks (inc GST)
  • Gallery exhibition bond $300 (refundable)

Equipment available includes a ladder, 10 tables, 49 chairs, 49 stools, exhibition lights, trolley, approximately 200 cables and 500 hooks and some plinths. The building is accessible with kitchenette, toilets and outdoor deck area.

Applications will be assessed on:

  • Equity of access – giving emerging creatives the opportunity to exhibit
  • Cross-section of media/themes ­– making sure audiences get to see a dynamic, varied range of creative offerings

With consideration given to:

  • Your exhibition readiness
  • Gallery availability 


Your application will be assessed by a panel that includes Council cultural development staff, and a representative from the arts/community sector. 

Applications must be submitted by 5pm on 31 October 2017. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission by 1 December 2017.


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For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us on 9942 2522 during business hours or email and quote your application number.

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