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Grant applications now open

City of Sydney are calling for applications to find a head tenant for a new, multi-disciplinary arts centre in Green Square.

The former nurses’ quarters of South Sydney Hospital has been transformed into a 3-level creative centre. Facilities include a gallery, classrooms, artist studios, a purpose built facility for jewellery making, creative office space and a number of hireable spaces suitable for meetings, events and community use.

The Joynton Avenue Creative Centre is a key component of the new Green Square Community and Cultural Precinct. Green Square is the largest urban renewal area in Australia, with its population set to almost double over the next 15 years.

The head tenant of the centre will need to propose a strategic vision for the venue that supports the local arts industry and engages both the community and creative sector. They will have significant experience in managing cultural programs and creative spaces, and the capacity to partner with like-minded organisations to deliver a diverse mix of arts, cultural and community offerings under one roof.

The City of Sydney will lease the centre to the head tenant under our accommodation grants program, which provides subsidised access to City-owned buildings for use by cultural and community organisations.

The head tenant will be offered a 3-year lease (with a 2-year option based on review of performance) and can apply for a rental subsidy to operate the centre.

How to apply

To apply, you must download and read the information for applicants guide.

All applicants must pre-book and attend one of the property inspections to be eligible to apply. Inspections will be on:

Applications will close promptly at 5pm (AEDT) on Monday 21 November 2016.

Apply now   

Updates and answers to questions

If you have any questions about this call for applications submit them to communitygrants@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au with the subject heading: ‘Question – Joynton Avenue Creative Centre application’.

A summary of all questions and their answers will be published on this page and updated each Friday until applications close. Questions must be submitted by 5pm on Thursday 17 November 2016 to be answered before applications close.

Interested applicants advised to review this information before submitting your application.


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