Creative use of Council venues
Inner West Council is developing frameworks to support creative access to space.
The new framework will support inclusive, accessible and equitable access to space for individuals, collectives and organisations in the creative industry.
We are working with community to understand your needs and invite you to a series of open days at town halls across the Inner West:
- Balmain Town Hall – Saturday 3 June, 11am to 1pm
- Annandale Town Hall – Saturday 10 June, 11am to 1pm
- Leichhardt Town Hall – Saturday 17 June, 11am to 1pm
- Ashfield Town Hall - Saturday 24 June, 11am to 1pm
Open days have already been held for Newtown Town Hall (Saturday 29 April), St Peters Town Hall (Saturday 6 May), Petersham Town Hall (Saturday 20 May).
Stage 1: short-term pilot program
Residencies July to September 2023
Between November 2022 and April 2023 Council called for expressions of interest for short term residencies at our town halls. With the callout complete we are commencing the program, supporting individuals, collectives and organisations to access space. The short-term pilot program allows us to trial spaces, gather feedback and inform future processes.
Stage 2: development of long-term framework
Framework complete end of February 2024
Taking learnings from our open days, pilot program, industry research and creative spaces work to date, we will develop a long-term framework which will inform creative access to space. The framework will be open to ongoing improvement alongside the creative sector.
Stage 3: implementation of long-term framework
Framework implemented March 2024 onwards
It is anticipated that once endorsed, the long-term framework will be implemented across Council, providing inclusive, accessible and equitable access to space for individuals, collectives and organisations in the creative industry.
Register your interest here to be notified when opportunities become available post framework implementation.
If you have questions or would like to discuss this further contact:
Arts Programs Officer leading this project
+61 2 9335 2141