We acknowledge the traditional owners and sovereign custodians of the land on which Collingwood Yards is situated, the Wurundjeri people of the Woiwurrung language group. We extend our respect to their Ancestors and all First Peoples and Elders past, present, and future.

Bank of Melbourne Partnership


Collingwood Yards is supported by Bank of Melbourne through an innovative funding and support model.

Collingwood Yards and the Bank of Melbourne have worked closely together to deliver a genuinely innovative partnership. This support allowed Collingwood Yards to fully complete the works required to reopen the former Collingwood Technical School site as a new creative hub, flowing through to ensure real and vital opportunities for artists, the creative community and the people of Collingwood and Melbourne.

The Bank of Melbourne has committed unique financial support to the landmark site’s transformation into a new arts precinct. This creative residency program is designed to support artists and small collectives innovate and experiment.

The year-long residency is worth $30,000 and is awarded annually to an individual or small enterprise of between 2-4 people. The Residency comprises of:

  • Dedicated 42sqm space for 12 months’ in Melbourne’s newest cultural precinct in the heart of Collingwood
  • $10,000 in financial support from Bank of Melbourne;
  • Opportunities for mentoring, professional development and collaboration.

The 2021 Bank of Melbourne Collingwood Residency has been awarded to Kate Beynon. Kate is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator with a wonderful enthusiasm for collaboration, experimentation and diversification of her practice. You can read more about Kate here. The inaugural Bank of Melbourne Resident, Danielle Brustman (pictured above), concluded a successful Residency in June 2021.

Applications for the next Residency will open in July 2022.

Crowed courtyard with a tree on the left and a brick building in the background

"Collingwood Yards provides an exciting convergence point for diverse creative communities of artists and organisations."

Channon Goodwin
Bus Projects
Two women smiling in front of a multicoloured painting

“It's important for the artists we work with to be connected. There's creative community everywhere you look."

Sue Roff
Arts Project Australia
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