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.

Room to Create EOIs open

Applications close on Tuesday 19 October
Visitors to Collingwood Yards draw on a chalkboard outside the studio

Yarra City Council’s Room to Create Program, in partnership with Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation, with support from Collingwood Yards, are inviting artists and groups to apply for a subsidised studio space at the Room to Create Studios at Collingwood Yards.

This is an exciting opportunity for artists in need of space to be based at Collingwood Yards for 18 months, joining scores of artists and independent arts organisations working across music, visual arts, performance, digital media, and other creative industries.

In this second term of the program, the Room to Create Studios at Collingwood Yards will continue to offer six fixed term studio leases at a heavily subsidised rate. We are seeking an Expression of Interest from visual artists who will utilise this opportunity to develop their practice in affordable studio space, available from 3 Jan 2022.

The six 13m2 (average) studios are housed within a natural light filled, partitioned space, located on the top floor of the Perry Street building, 30 Perry Street, Collingwood. Each studio is priced at a fixed rate of $200 per month for the duration of the lease.

Spanning over 6500sqm, the site consists of three buildings and a leafy central courtyard and is located in one of Australia’s most diverse, rapidly transforming and dense inner city neighbourhoods, Collingwood. View the walkthrough of our studios here.

Applications open Thursday 23 September 2021 and close at 11.59pm on Tuesday 19 October 2021.


Perry Street Building
Collingwood Yards
Collingwood, 3066


Floor access to the Perry Street Building can be made via the following paths. From 30A Perry Street, a footpath leads to the retail area of Perry St (UG) and courtyard. The Perry Street Lift can be accessed via 30A and 30B Perry Street, allowing access to levels 1 and 2 of Perry Street Building. From Johnston Street access to Perry St Building can be made by crossing the courtyard.

Accessible toilets are located in three areas within the Perry Street Building. On the Upper Ground Level (Level UG) the accessible toilets are located in the service corridor in the northern part of the Building. near the staircase. These toilets are open throughout event hours. On L1 and L2 the toilets are located in the northern part of the building, behind heavy manual blue double doors.  All accessible toilets are equipped with manual locks, exit buttons and grab rails.

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