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Foundry658: creative industries accelerator program

Applications are open to participate in Foundry658, an initiative of the Victorian Government’s Creative State strategy, delivered by State Library Victoria and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). Foundry658 will support creative people to transform their ideas into sustainable businesses.

The Foundry658 program includes a range of business support initiatives, with:

    • Roadshow talks and information sessions across Victoria, starting in June 2018
    • Bootcamp sessions designed to test and support the development of a proposed business project
    • An Accelerator skills-building intensive offering tailored advice, networking opportunities and seed funding of $20,000 for ten selected projects. 

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Who is Foundry658 for?

Foundry658 is designed to support independent artists, small arts organisations, not-for-profits, commercial creative enterprises, early-stage entrepreneurs and creative industries practitioners.

Applications are also welcome from practitioners in fields that are directly working with, or wish to work in fruitful collaborative opportunities with creative industries practitioners (for example, augmented reality, robotics, digital media etc).

Visit the Foundry658 website to learn more about creative entrepreneurial models, the Foundry658 program and the application process.

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