JOYNTON AVENUE CREATIVE CENTRE
The beautiful building may be built but that’s only part of the story.
107 Projects is proud to be at the helm of activating this new facility.
Currently at Joynton Avenue Creative Centre we are experimenting and investigating. We’re adding some fit-out touches, moving residents in, hosting activities and developing plans for creative programming. We’re making the space feel friendly, warm and creative; to welcome you with the 107 feeling!
The creative program will grow slowly over the coming years, built by the ideas, activities and contributions from the community that will help the centre become a place to learn, create and socialise.
We’re independent and a charitable organisation, powered by partnerships, donations and community participation. We have 18 years experience transforming places into arts and cultural experiences that connect communities… and yep, that includes 107 Redfern St.
During this start-up phase of the first 12 months, we will not be open every week. Our hours of operations will be dependent on events and other bookings – some will be free and open to the public and others will be ticketed or private bookings.
Becoming a resident
Can I rent a studio space? How long can I rent a studio space for?
Studio/office residents are selected through a curated application process. Our aim is for Joynton Avenue to support a mix of practices across the creative industries, connecting new and different ideas from organisations, start ups and individuals whom are at different stages of growth.
Resident terms generally range from 3-months to annual agreements and longer term options; with 7 day/24 hour access to your space.
We are open to shorter term stays, however this is generally supported through our drop in, shared co-working space on the ground floor when the centre is open to the public.
If you would like to express interest in becoming a resident, please submit an enquiry form. Currently we are adding residents in a staggered approach and assess applications once a month at the conclusion of each month.
Jewellery studios are currently not available while fit-out of the space is being completed. You are welcome to submit your interest now, availability is yet-to-be-determined in 2019.
What kinds of practices do the office/studios best suit?
The centre’s facilities are best utilised for supporting digital/electronic and technology-based practices, design, drawing, photography, writing and as office space for creative industry organisations, start ups and administration.
They are not that suited for activities such as painting and sound levels are required to be at a level that does not disturb other areas; so headphones would generally be required for any form of audio making activity.
Do you have a co-working space?
Our co-working space is currently unavailable while we complete internal fit out of facilities on the ground floor and while our operational hours are event-based.
When is the centre open?
During this start-up phase of the first 12 months, we will not be open every week, our hours of operations will be dependent on events and other bookings – some will be free and open to the public and others will be ticketed or private bookings. To guarantee the centre will be open, please view our ‘what’s on’ page for activities that you can participate in.
What’s on at the centre?
The best method to find out what’s happening and when at the centre is to visit the ‘What’s On’ page on our website.
Do you have opportunities for artists with disability?
107 cultivates inclusive, creative and accessible spaces for everyone to have the opportunity to feel safe and welcomed. Our programs and activities will offer opportunities for artists and audiences with disability to engage and participate.
The centre has ramp access from street and park entrances, internal lift for access to upper levels and a unisex accessible toilet on each level.
Booking a space to run an event/workshop/class
How do I book a space? What is the procedure?
We are currently testing and trialling different uses of the spaces to see how the building functions to support various activities and what days/nights of the week are attractive for community members to attend and participate.
You may contact us with an idea or activity that you would like to run in the centre by submitting an enquiry form. Please note we will not accepting all booking enquiries right now, choosing only to select a few bookings that will help us to learn and experiment with the building.
We manage the venue, while it is up to the hirer to manage their workshop or event and audience attendees. While we will provide promotion support through our networks, it is expected the hirer will undertake promotion and has experience in attracting attendance.
What does it cost to book a space?
There are different hire fees for spaces and types of events, which range across categories of subsidised, standard and corporate rates.
Our core aim is to ensure the centre provides affordable spaces for creative and community use that advances arts and culture in Sydney.
What kind of events and activities will the centre host?
The centre will be a place to learn, create and socialise.
We are in a testing phase, the facilities may host special events, workshops, classes, strategic planning days, meetings, education initiatives, community gatherings, networking and business development, exhibitions and installation related to all types of creative disciplines such as visual arts, music, performance, dance, yoga, meditation, tech and design.
We’re open to one-offs and a program or series of activities, from community run through to corporate events.
Expression of Interest
Get involved with your new creative centre, Joynton Avenue Creative Centre. Let us know what you’re interested in:
Resident Advisory Group
A selection of residents will form a reference group to perform as a representative body for City West residents in Green Square. It is our aim to create a pathway for residents views to be expressed and incorporated in our decision making; and ensure our
events are supporting the needs of the community.
Initially the commitment of participation will be a meeting once every few weeks, then becoming quarterly and ad hoc via email communication.
Digital Storytelling Project
One of the first exhibitions at JACC will be a Pop-Up presentation by Spineless Wonders about stories. Residents are invited to write and submit their short stories to be included in the exhibition, based on the subject of Home Making and what makes your house a home. In addition, we’re looking for interesting stories about an object of significance that links to the Home Making theme.
Share an idea
What do you want to see happening at JACC? Let us know, for example: film nights? life drawing? yoga? exhibitions? live music? knitting workshops? expert talks?
Many hands make light work and enjoyable times. Do you have skill that can help make the centre thrive? For example; coordinating events and activities, marketing, graphic design, fundraising, maintenance, trade experience, volunteer coordination or something else. All contributions are helpful!