Making Space Program 2021

‘Making Space’ is a residency program that connects creatives with temporary spaces, aids in sector recovery, and helps to express the richness and diversity of creative culture in Brunswick. Making Space is proudly delivered by Moreland City Council, RMIT and the Brunswick Design District (BDD).

The Making Space program offers up to 20 short-term creative residencies in 2021. Each residency includes use of a space for up to 4 weeks and a cash stipend of $1,000 to support the residency and development of projects.

In addition to the stipend, successful applicants will be provided with a workspace and a hosting service to get them set up and ready to work on their project. This will give recipients the introductions, power, access, and support they need to connect with the local creative community, ensuring they get the most out of their residency.

BDD partners Moreland City Council and RMIT are partnering with Siteworks operators, These Are The Projects We Do Together to host this pilot program. Blak Dot Gallery is also a key partner and will provide work and gallery space for First Nations creatives through their Blak Academy program.

The objectives of the Making Space program are to:

  • Offer immediate relief to creatives in the BDD
  • Unlock underutilised publicly owned spaces for making/creating within the BDD
  • Strengthen the creative ecology and partner networks within the BDD
  • Test the viability of a program that has potential to grow
  • Demonstrate the aims and values of the BDD partnership

How to apply:

  • This program is open to individuals and groups whose primary business is making in the creative sector. Please check the guidelines below for more information about eligibility. 
  • Applications need to be submitted online via our Smarty Grants system.
  • We will accept video applications through Smarty Grants. Please check with the Arts Infrastructure Officer for details on how to submit videos. 

The program will open from 9am Monday 16 November and close midnight Sunday 13 December 2020.

Successful applicants will be notified in January 2021 for projects starting between January 2021 and July 2021 (as determined by host and successful applicant).

Before you apply, please read the following guidelines for further information:

Apply online 

We encourage applications from artists from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, people with disability, and from every culture, gender and sexual identity, age and ethnic background.

The Making Spaces program directly addresses the objectives of the Council Plan, Brunswick Design District, Placemaking Framework and the Arts Infrastructure plan.

For information on other available Moreland City Council grants, head to the Community Grants program page