OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS TO JOIN SYDNEY’S NEWEST CREATIVE COLLECTIVE
Arts, screen and cultural organisations have an opportunity to join Sydney’s newest collaborative arts hub – Haymarket Creative.
Haymarket Creative is enabled through a partnership between the NSW Government and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), which secures the prime dedicated arts space in Haymarket for former RGB Creative tenants and new resident companies until mid-2026.
Minister for the Arts Ben Franklin said the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government thanks UTS for providing the prime location at a not-for-profit rate in support of the arts sector and encourages eligible arts, screen and culture organisations to take up the opportunity.
“I’m proud to announce the establishment of Haymarket Creative located within the UTS campus. This central and well-equipped location is the ideal new home for creative and cultural organisations to thrive,” Mr Franklin said.
The RGB Creative organisations opting to take up new residency at Haymarket Creative include Sydney Youth Orchestras, The House That Dan Built and Sydney Writers Room.
Mr Franklin said that the deal brokered with UTS makes additional space available, now offered exclusively to eligible arts, screen and cultural organisations for a three-and-a-half-year period through an open Expressions of Interest (EOI) process.
“Meeting the unique needs of former RGB Creative tenants and prospective arts organisations, this space promises to be a hive of creative energy, realising the vision to integrate existing and future developments, such as the new Powerhouse Ultimo, to create a hub for design and creative industries,” Mr Franklin said.
University of Technology Sydney Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Andrew Parfitt said the spaces within the University campus are flexible with terms through until mid-2026 at a subsidised rate.
“UTS is one of Australia’s pre-eminent universities when it comes to the creative industries and we have strong and well-established connections to this important sector. We are delighted to support creative organisations with a home in the heart of Tech Central where technology, creativity and innovation intersect and look forward to welcoming them to the UTS community,” Prof. Parfitt said.
The flexible space provides administration, meeting and rehearsal areas to suit a diverse range of artistic organisations from music, drama, dance, literature, design to cultural and auxiliary entities. Eligible creative organisations wishing to take advantage of this rare and valuable opportunity to relocate to Haymarket Creative have until 8 February 2023 to submit an EOI.
To review the eligibility guidelines and submit an obligation-free Expression of Interest, visit Create NSW www.create.nsw.gov.au/create-infrastructure/haymarket-creative/