What are we refering to when we say COWORKING!? 

Co-working is a new way to approach the way we work as a community – coworking spaces are part of a global community of people dedicated to the values of Collaboration, Openness, Community, Accessibility, and Sustainability in their workplaces.

 

What exactly is Coworking you ask?

The idea is simple: independent professionals and those with workplace flexibility work better together than they do alone. Coworking spaces are about community-building and sustainability. Participants agree to uphold the values set forth by the movement’s founders, as well as interact and share with one another. We are about creating better places to work and as a result, a better way to work. (from the Coworking Wiki)

 

How do I access the space?

Fill out the application for membership online! There are also 2 independent studios for rent as well as dedicated print studios. We also hire out the space for a variety of uses. It is recommended that all members (and is a requirement to use the presses) to have their own professional cover that includes insurance.

 

Who fits a creative coworking studio?

Artists, designers, illustrators, web developers, animators, writers, freelance creatives, fashion designers, furniture designers, book binders, paper makers, zine publishers, and generally those who enjoy encountering other creative minds and processes.

 

Communal Studio Working, is it for me?

Artists and designers within the creative industries function with a motivated zest and enthusiasm when surrounded by other like-minded creators, an atmosphere of encouragement and willingness to give and receive feedback becomes the standard. A studio space with a friendly sense of community and support is positive for any creative, from the starter to the professional. When a member signs up to utilise the studio’s facilities they get far more than just access to equipment and materials, they get a haven of creative minds to bounce ideas off, and a support network to help create new opportunities, projects and collaborations.

 

Why get involved? 

Getting involved is your first step into an amazing opportunity of community, networking, collaboration, and the propagation of ideas & processes that will add to and enhance your arts practice or creative industry.

 

Having a place to work, a studio is essential but expensive for the sole creative. We personally understands that difficulty and a result see the potential for collective and co-operative working spaces for artists, very much to the growing trend of co-working spaces for businesses.

 

Getting involved in the space gives you access to a central location to work from, access to equipment and a community to be inspired and motivated by.

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