Brisbane City Council Buys Rights To Creative Spaces Website
Vanessa Murillo Vargas | On 15, Sep 2014
Brisbane City Council has purchased a license to Creative SpacesÂ a website for the creative community in Australia, whichÂ now features Brisbane. The website is a free online source for those in search of spaces and events to work or perform in.
Following the success of Hot-desking and popup shops here in Brisbane, the council has taken a step in the right direction to foster relationships and acknowledge its ever growing creative community.
With the anticipation that this will be the one-stop-shop for creative spaces in Brisbane, the website allows managers of premises to promote their locations directly to the people who need them the most.
The Brisbane City Council’s decision to buy the rights to a license is said to be in the idea of flourishing creative diversity in a city that is growing fast.
In a statement on their website the Council said, “Brisbane is home to many communities of artists and creative practitioners working in a variety of art forms and creative industries. They make an integral contribution to a thriving cultural city. Unfortunately, finding space to rehearse, work, exhibit or perform in our city is not always easy.”
With Brisbane’s creative economy said to be at $21 million dollars, recognition of space is one of the key reasons why the Councilâ€™s Creative Brisbane: Creative Economy 2013-22 Strategy has had its eye on this website.
Target 9 and 3 from the strategy, which focuses on building responsive infrastructure and vibrant and accessible city spaces, has heavily influenced the decision to buy the license for the website.
As the council’s strategy to grow our creative economy develops, the council plans to facilitate the opening of many spaces on this website in the hope of uniting our creative community online.
“Tasked to ensure Brisbane will be the premier location for talent to live and to thrive, to raise families, develop their careers and their economic potential,” the Council said.
Included in the initiatives to connect creative workers with spaces, the council will meet target 9 and 3 by creating more integration and use of our city’s streets.
There will be more Vibrant Laneways through the rejuvenation of lost or abandoned spaces that will be reintroduced into the community; A City Centre Master Plan, that is aimed at making Brisbane city a creative hub incubator and a meeting place; And finally increasing Arts and Cultural facilities that will provide funding for projects in the Museum of Brisbane and the Brisbane Powerhouse.
If you didn’t think Brisbane was doing enough for its creative industry, then your concerns have been heard. It seems that as the city is scheduled to grow immensely in the next 10 years, and urban development will be a main focus of our river-city, plans to shift our creative economy that is predominately concentrated in the West End, Fortitude Valley, New Farm and Teneriffe region, into the outer-skirts of these suburbs are well underway.
Check out the projects the council is working on expanding or building in the near future.
- Suburban Centre Improvement Projects
- Howard Smith Wharves
- Kurilpa Riverfront Renewal
- River’s Edge Strategy
- Art in public places
- South Bank and Roma Street Parklands Transition
- Valley Special Entertainment Precinct
Photo credits: www.creativespaces.net.au