From October, Emporium Creative Hub on Mitchell Street, Bendigo, will be offering free mentoring opportunities to locals working within the creative industries
Local entrepreneurs and small businesses working within the creative industries will receive welcome support to ride out the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on the sector. From October, Emporium Creative Hub on Mitchell Street, Bendigo, will be offering free mentoring opportunities to locals working within the creative industries.
The mentors come from fields ranging from fashion to banking. Coming from Bendigo and further afield, the mentors have proven records of success in the creative industries. Their guidance, available for 12 months to successful applicants, is just one of the crucial services Emporium Creative Hub is offering to local small businesses to ensure Bendigo’s creative sector recovers quickly and goes on to thrive in the post Covid-19 market.
To address urgent community need, Emporium Creative Hub – a Creative Victoria initiative being delivered by ACMI the museum of screen culture – recently launched a business incubation program, and has been running its online program the Studio Sessions since the start of the pandemic.
While the success of Emporium Creative Hub’s online programming is a testament to the flexibility and resourcefulness of the local sector, Emporium Creative Hub is keen to welcome people into the building when the time is right. The coworking space has adjusted their work areas to ensure safe social distancing can be maintained. Emporium Creative Hub offers workspaces, meeting rooms with video-conferencing capabilities, project and event spaces, a photographic studio and communal kitchen, as well as some of the fastest internet speeds in town delivering speeds up to 500mbs.
For details and to apply for mentoring opportunities, visit the Emporium Creative Hub website.
“When you’re starting a business, or taking your business to a new level, the ability to gain insights and bounce ideas off an experienced mentor is invaluable. This free mentoring opportunity will be an asset to creative businesses and entrepreneurs across the region and is another way that Emporium Creative Hub is reaching out to support our creative community at this critical time.”
Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards
“ACMI established Australia’s first museum-based coworking space for the creative industries. Working at the forefront of cross disciplinary spaces for the creative sector, we’re excited to be able to share our knowledge and experience in order to establish Emporium Creative Hub in Bendigo. ACMI is looking forward to enhancing the local creative community and bringing our expertise to the region.”
ACMI Director & CEO Katrina Sedgwick OAM