Creative entrepreneurship and co-working for industries: Case studies from ACMI X

As the economy evolves, so too are the models and modes for creative and cultural production.  For creative industries this is both a challenge and an opportunity. In 2016 the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) established ACMI X, a creative industries co-working space to provide a home for Melbourne’s creative practitioners. ACMI X provides infrastructure and a community platform that enables discovery, learning and growth for individuals and businesses alike and fosters creative fusions and cross-disciplinary partnerships between co-workers and ACMI.

In addition to nurturing a creative culture that champions collaboration, innovation and sustainability, ACMI X has been the springboard for innovative programs that have intersected start-up methodologies with creative industries practices through ground-breaking Accelerator programs.

In collaboration with Creative Victoria, ACMI X are bringing their experience and skills to Bendigo to help deliver the Bendigo Creative Industries Hub, to be located in the Morley Johnson building. Including a co-working space and delivering an accelerator program designed specifically for those in the creative industries, the Creative Industries Hub is scheduled for an early 2020 opening.

Join us as we explore three different journeys in creative entrepreneurship from ACMI X co-workers: Stephen Neville from software company BugHerd, ACMI Xcel Creative Tech Accelerator participant, creative producer and co-founder of Audioplay Gemma Pepper, and Tahli Corin and Sarah Lockwood, graduates of Australia’s first creative industries bootcamp and accelerator program Foundry658 and founders of Threshold.