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Renew Australia is a national social enterprise designed to catalyse community renewal, economic development, the arts and creative industries across Australia.

We work with local communities to catalyse creative industries and improve main streets and central business districts by leveraging underutilised spaces and transforming them into creative hubs.

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projects and participants around Australia

Renewing spaces

We work with communities and property owners to take otherwise empty shops, offices, commercial and public buildings and make them available to incubate short term use by artists, creative projects and community initiatives.

Feature photo credit - M Silver - Magnet Galleries, one of the participants in the Docklands Art Collective.

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Participating in Renew Australia is a great opportunity to evolve my storytelling practice through engaging new audiences in new the physical context made possible by having a shop in a central location. It has already had a warm response from the community and given me a myriad of creative ideas to trial and develop. Thanks to the Renew Geelong team for their support and encouragement and to Renew Australia for the vision to enliven communites and creatives in this way.

- Hearth Storytelling, Renew Geelong
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Creativity, community and gratitude šŸ˜... that's what we're all about. Beautiful words from Renew Fitzroy Street participant Rus Kitchin of St Kilda Artworks Collective. #renewaustralia City Of Port Phillip ... See MoreSee Less

Creativity, community and gratitude šŸ˜... thats what were all about. Beautiful words from Renew Fitzroy Street participant Rus Kitchin of St Kilda Artworks Collective. #renewaustralia City Of Port Phillip
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We love giving creatives the opportunity to trial their idea, project or business in a commercial space. These words are from Janine of Middlemost, a RENEW Wagga participant.

Image: a table top full of hand made fabric covered accessories in baskets. A quote from Janine from Middlemost in Wagga Wagga reads "ā€œHaving a retail space where I can also work is so useful, it also shows customers that I make all the products and gives them a deeper understanding of my work.ā€
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We love giving creatives the opportunity to trial their idea, project or business in a commercial space. These words are from Janine of Middlemost, a RENEW Wagga participant.

Image: a table top full of hand made fabric covered accessories in baskets. A quote from Janine from Middlemost in Wagga Wagga reads ā€œHaving a retail space where I can also work is so useful, it also shows customers that I make all the products and gives them a deeper understanding of my work.ā€

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