In 2017 the City of Greater Geelong provided $100,000 to local not-for-profit Creative Geelong for two years to support the ‘Makers Hub’ project in Centrepoint Arcade, Little Malop Street.
The Hub has seen local artists and IT professionals activate a range of shopfronts, laneways and arcade display windows, including windows facing the Little Malop Street Mall. The Hub includes a ‘Makerspace’ with 3D printers, laser etchers, industrial sewing machines, and other ‘maker’ equipment and materials for use via a subscription.
Co-working desks are available for creative industries practitioners in professional services such as media, public relations, digital, architects, planners, marketers and designers, and there is a studio / workshop area for artists and ‘makers-in-residence’.
The Makers Hub is a working example of the Greater Geelong Clever and Creative vision through its range of accessible spaces for sharing, learning and collaborating on projects, programs and ideas.
For more information, visit the Creative Geelong Makers Hub website.