Wanna work for FREE at Emporium Creative Hub? Apply now for a free 3-month tenancy.


Tired of working from home? Got the COVID-19 “cabin fever” blues? We’re offering six lucky locals the chance to work at our coworking space for three months - completely free of charge. We’ve just launched an exciting new program offering FREE three-month tenancies to selected candidates.

Want to work for FREE at Emporium Creative Hub? 

With the generous support of local organisations, we are able to offer a FREE three month tenancy to six lucky local creatives. The tenancies can be full time or part time, and have been designed to support micro-business and sole-operators within the local creative industries.

We’d like to offer a huge thanks to the local organisations who have made this possible:

  • City of Greater Bendigo
  • Bendigo Bank
  • Hebron Films

Your own dedicated desk… completely free of charge

We’re really proud of the coworking community we’ve built in the heart of Bendigo, and there are so many benefits to securing one of our six sponsored residencies. 

With access to super fast internet speeds (up to 500mbps each way), state of the art facilities, meeting rooms, studio space, free tea and coffee, the opportunity to connect with other creatives and a stunning work environment, a residency within Emporium Creative Hub provides everything you need to focus on growing your business.

Are you eligible to apply for a sponsored desk?

Interested in working from your own dedicated desk in the Hub for three months, completely free of charge? Here’s our criteria for potential candidates:

  • Residencies are offered on a three month basis
  • Applicants must be currently operating from within a City of Greater Bendigo postcode
  • When assessing applications, consideration will be given to your vision/plan for the business over the coming months and years
  • And it goes without saying that you must be working within the creative industries! We’re keen to curate a diverse cross-section of creative enterprises within The Hub

Here’s how to apply...

If you’re interested in applying for a sponsored desk, simply complete the application form. Selected applicants will be invited in for an interview, and if successful we will contact you via email to confirm.

If your application is successful, we’ll need you to accept the offer within one week, by signing and returning our Letter of Agreement.


What can I expect during my free tenancy?

Once you’ve settled in to your new desk, we’ll touch base with you regularly to make sure that everything is working out well. As part of this review, successful applicants will be required to complete a short survey. We’ll take a look at your answers to the survey questions and also consider the following:

  • Has your desk been utilised at least 50% of the agreed time?
  • Are you getting benefit from use of The Emporium Creative Hub space?
  • Are you a good fit for The Emporium Creative Hub Community?

Final feedback and a few other things to note

At the end of the three month period, we’ll ask you to complete a final survey containing your feedback. This will be shared with our desk sponsors, ACMI and Creative Victoria. Successful applicants may also be required to help promote the benefits of working at The Hub, through our website, social media and other marketing channels.

By the end of the three months, you might enjoy working at The Hub so much that you’d like to continue. We’ll touch base with you 30 business days prior to the end of the agreed upon term, to see if you wish to continue. 

To apply for our sponsored desk program, complete the application form. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at hello@emporiumcreativehub.org.au