Emporium Creative Hub is an initiative of Creative Victoria, the state government body dedicated to supporting and developing local creative industries. It was conceived as a place for creative practitioners, entrepreneurs and businesses to work, connect, build their skills and expand their networks.
Emporium Creative Hub was developed by ACMI, working with a Local Advisory Group of members who have deep connections to the local creative sector. The team brought a wealth of experience to the project, from arts education to grassroots organisations and creative business acumen.
As Bendigo’s first coworking space for the creative industries, Emporium Creative Hub is a shared office environment where creatives and entrepreneurs can work, collaborate, develop their skills, grow their business and make valuable contacts.
Combining heritage and contemporary design, Emporium Creative Hub breathes new life into one of Bendigo’s most iconic buildings. Key period features like pressed metal ceilings were retained and updated with a modern fit out that meets the needs of working creatives.
Renovations of the site were completed in early 2020, and the coworking space has since been outfitted with chic modern furnishings that are heavily influenced by mid-century design. Emporium Creative Hub is host to a number of hotdesk spaces that are available to members.