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For founders, startups & creatives

The Library offers a suite of opportunities for early-stage startup founders, small businesses and creatives to grow ideas into sustainable businesses. 


StartSpace is the Library's new coworking space, opening in 2020.

It offers the space, inspiration, information, mentoring and practical guidance to take your business ideas from concept to reality.

Our membership program will provide access to a community of like-minded people.

Find out more about StartSpace.


Foundry658 is an accelerator program to support creative people to transform their ideas into sustainable businesses.

The Foundry658 program offers practical support initiatives including business development, networking opportunities and seed funding. 

It's well suited to independent artists, small arts organisations, not-for-profits, commercial creative enterprises, early-stage entrepreneurs, creative industries practitioners and anyone practising in fields that wish to collaborate with them.

Visit Foundry658 to learn more about the program, find out how to apply and register for updates. 

Foundry658 is an initiative of the Victorian Government’s Creative State strategy, delivered by State Library Victoria and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).