Vacant Spaces Activation Project

Similar to other programs across Australia, we are planning to offer a program that activates vacant spaces in the Mackay City Centre.

Having someone occupying an empty property can offer advantages to building owners/managers, including reduced vandalism, lower insurance costs, grow the long-term value of the property, avoid devaluation of the property, attract visitors to the area, and renew interest from commercial tenants. source: http://emptyspaces.culturemap.org.au/

Access to a low cost venue to showcase or sell work, perform, rehearse or offer creative activity can give an artist, small creative business or community/cultural group an opportunity to trial and grow their ideas, whether that be to open a shop, exhibit their work, set up a studio or share their skills and knowledge with others.

Individuals or artists interested in activating a space can contact council’s arts development officer Fiona Vuibeqa on 1300 (622 529) MACKAY or fiona.vuibeqa@mackay.qld.gov.au for more information.

Any property owners or managers interested in making their spaces available can contact City Centre Coordinator Samantha Self on 1300 MACKAY or samantha.self@mackay.qld.gov.au

Expressions of interest for both close on May 12 and can be downloaded by clicking the relevant link below:

ARTISTS:

Activate our Space Call for EOI from artists

PROPERTY OWNERS:

Vacant Premises Activation Property EOI