Bank of Melbourne

Founding Corporate Partner

Collingwood Yards and Bank of Melbourne have collaborated on an innovative partnership that allows Collingwood Yards to open the former Collingwood Technical School site as a new creative hub. Bank of Melbourne’s support will flow through to real and vital opportunities for artists, the creative community and the people of Collingwood and Melbourne.

The bank’s unique financial support will help transform the landmark site into a new arts precinct. One of the key elements of the partnership is an annual creative residency program, offered to Victorian artists and makers. The Bank of Melbourne Collingwood Residency is worth $30,000, and will help up-and-coming artists and creative enterprises break into the industry. The year-long residency includes rental at Collingwood Yards, a $10,000 Bank of Melbourne account, mentoring from industry leaders, and the opportunity to collaborate with the Collingwood Yards tenant community. The 2021 residency will open for applications in late March 2021.