ACMI to open coworking space ACMI X in April
Example render by architects Six Degrees.
Melbourne's Australian Centre for the Moving Image will now be home to ACMI X, a 60-seat creative coworking space bankrolled by the Andrews government to the tune of $587,000.
ACMI X will play host to a range of creators in a 2000sqm office space, and offer a calendar of events designed to foster networking and development, overseen by a full time in-house producer.
ACMI X will also house the Melbourne HQ of The National Film and Sound Archive.
“ACMI X is an exciting new model that rethinks the role our major cultural institutions play in our creative ecosystem", Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said.
"ACMI X addresses one of the most critical needs of our creative industries sector – access to affordable workspace – and breaks down existing barriers, creating new opportunities for cross-pollination.”
“The Andrews Labor Government’s creative industries strategy encourages new ways of working that will enable us to boost Victoria’s $23 billion creative and cultural economy".
ACMI CEO Katrina Sedgwick said: “The creative economy has moved centre-stage, and cultural institutions like ours need to explore new ways of both supporting and collaborating with the next generation of creative talent.”
“At ACMI, we are developing a new type of creative institution by shifting to a model of co-creation with new collaborators and partners. ACMI X will leverage our resources, intellectual capital and experience back into the creative sector”.
“ACMI has a unique remit through its celebration of the moving image right across the creative industries. With ACMI X we are deepening this, by creating a new arm of our institution which supports artists and industry as an active enabler in the development of their art, work and businesses".
ACMI X opens for business in April 2016. Applications are now open via acmi.net.au/acmix