Ballarat Evolve Creative Industries is creating relationships of all kinds right across the city. We know that it’s hard for a landlord to give up access to their property, and we understand the possible implications.
Nationwide, there is a great deal of research into landlords making their spaces available for creative makers, industries and artists. We’re constantly reviewing the experiences of other cities to see how we can tailor a service that is perfect for Ballarat.
If you would like to know more about what a difference Ballarat Evolve can make to your empty premises, hear directly from our inaugural landlord Carolyn Guirguis.
In the first instance we offer a 30-day rolling license agreement between the successful creative and landlord. We have an arrangement with the landlord to pay a small stipend to cover their expenses on a monthly basis. We coordinate between creative and landlord to ensure the buildings and spaces are well maintained and looked after.
The power of opening the doors of empty shops, commercial spaces and light industrial zones means greater foot traffic, and an increased likelihood of previously redundant spaces being seen as viable and rentable locations.
We also work closely with our licensees as many of them are on their way to eventually opening their own retail environments, and this can be a stepping stone to getting their businesses started.