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Renew Projects: Renew Geelong

Renew Geelong connects owners of vacant properties with makers, creators, artists, community groups and local enterprises to reinvigorate empty spaces in central Geelong – Rent free!

If you would like to trial your creative project in Central Geelong, please lodge your expression of interest.

Renew Geelong is now seeking our next round of vacant spaces for activation. Renew Geelong has received an impressive spread of local applicants looking to trial their business idea in the Central Geelong area. Please contact local project Manager Andrea Bruce for information on how Renew can bring life to your vacant space today!

A not-for-profit social enterprise, Renew Geelong is funded by the City of Greater Geelong and Creative Victoria to match spaces to projects and ensure that potential tenants compliment surrounding businesses.

The Renew Geelong Concept Space, based at 105-107 Morrabool Street, Market Square Shopping Centre, currently plays host to several creative businesses including The Geelong Illustrators Workshop and Studio, Waja Creations, and a rotating monthly exhibit. Slip next door to 109 Moorabool Street for The Reimaginarium, and around the corner at 105 Lt Malop Street for Ruck Agency.

The Belcher Arcade at 171-181 Moorabool Street, offered to Renew Creatives free of charge by Up Property, is also set for a shake up with three creative projects confirmed for the Arcade with more to be announced. The Indirect Object and Legio-Centurion Films are set up showcasing their creativity.

Renew Geelong Current Participants

Legio-Centurion Films

Legio-Centurion Films is a film and video production company. They create creative online content as well as producing short films. They are also in the midst of building up commercial ...

the indirect Object: Laboratory

the indirect Object is an award-winning experimental arts group creating original, immersive experiences, activations, installations, and community engagement workshops.

Ruck Agency

Ruck is a brand marketing agency specialising in all areas of brand experience from strategy, to identity to execution.

Waja Creations

Wajacreations – two lads with passion for interior design. We create handmade concrete pots with plants, concrete pet bowls and kokedamas with industrial feel.

Geelong Illustrators

Geelong Illustrators is a community group of artists with the aim to inspire each other to high levels of creativity, through exhibitions, collaborative projects and support.

The Reimaginarium

The Reimaginarium exists to change the way that people look at secondhand. To do so, we offer a range of quality reclaimed and reimagined goods, as well as design services ...

Renew Geelong Alumni

Hearth Storytelling

Hearth Storytelling is a magical shop offering live storytelling events and creative workshops to women, families and all lovers of folklore, myth and legend.

Fair Dinkum Moccies

Fair Dinkum Moccies is a sheepskin footwear maker. Each pair of moccasins is lovingly hand crafted in store, and can be customised to order. We also hand craft leather hats ...

Diversitat Pako Festa

Pako Festa is Australia’s largest free multicultural festival.

Renew Geelong Testimonials

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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I absolutely love the opportunity that the Renew Geelong Initiative has presented. I have moved my passion-driven home based businesd to a studio-based business that simply elevated everything I can offer. I now have a terrific space I can work in and meet clients in. I can make it all my own and build a loyal customer/audience base.

- Legio-Centurion Films, Renew Geelong
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Renew Geelong has given us the opportunity to scale sooner than we expected. Having a physical studio/office location has helped us engage our clients more professionally and increased our vision for the projects we can take on.

- Ruck Agency, Renew Geelong
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This is a fantastic project, giving Geelong’s micro business a chance to be recognised, and revitalise the CBD.

- Fair Dinkum Moccies, Renew Geelong
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Very grateful for this opportunity to showcase our passion.

- Waja Creations, Renew Geelong
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Renew Geelong and Renew Australia have gone above and beyond assisting us with our space. Helpful tips for gaining interest with our front window, getting foot traffic and all the general support they offer. Not to mention they are super nice to work with!

- Geelong Illustrators, Renew Geelong
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