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Renew Australia works with broader revitalisation and placemaking initiatives to bring towns and mainstreets to life.

We support communities and property owners in making their vacant shops, offices, and buildings available rent free or low cost to artists, creative projects, start-up businesses and community initiatives.

Check the videos below for more on our
projects and participants around Australia

Revitalising spaces

Renew Australia is a national social enterprise. Our goal is to create opportunities for artists, creatives, and social enterprises, and bring life and activity to streets and towns while doing so.

Our services include:
- Scoping and feasibility studies
- Managed Renew Australia projects
- DIY projects in our Affiliate program
- Consultant services

Our projects:
- promote community renewal,
- increase activity and foot-traffic,
- use specialised contracts and insurance,
- generate opportunities for creative and start-up businesses, not-for-profits, and social enterprises
- compliment, not compete with, local businesses and traders
- are all different - each Renew Project is tailored to needs of the street, precinct, town or city in which it is based

Renew Australia is an apolitical organisation. We’re not part of the government nor do we have an allegiance to any political party. We work alongside government departments and private sector entities such as:
- Economic Development departments,
- Arts and Cultural services,
- City Centre Management teams,
- Council Placemakers,
- Creative Placemakers
- Traders associations
- Property Developers
- Shopping Centres

Contact us

Renew has been a fantastic opportunity to try out some ideas and enjoy a high level of public contact.

- Backyard Network, Renew Leichhardt
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👉 Oooh a great opportunity for young painters - The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship for Painting - to use $50,000 for travelling interstate or overseas to develop their skills. Open to artists aged 21 to 35 years.The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship for Painting offers the chance to explore, study and develop through interstate and/or overseas travel, with $50,000 funding!

Apply by Tuesday 6 February: brnw.ch/21wFSCe
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👉 Oooh a great opportunity for young painters - The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship for Painting - to use $50,000 for travelling interstate or overseas to develop their skills. Open to artists aged 21 to 35 years.

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