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From Idea to Reality

Are you a creative practitioner with a business idea you’d like to get off the ground? Do you want to grow an existing creative enterprise?

Foundry658 will compress years of business experience into an intensive learning program that will fast track your creative business, supporting you with business coaching and mentorship, and the opportunity to secure $20,000 seed funding.

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Successful Bootcamp Applicants Announced

Foundry658, an initiative from the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and State Library Victoria, is pleased to announced the successful applicants for its first Bootcamp. These participants represent the breadth of Victorian creative industries, and will take part in a rigorous three-week business development program with our experts. Prior applicants are welcome to…


Roadshows Announced

Foundry658 Roadshows will tour regional and metropolitan Victoria to introduce the program and its opportunities to interested individuals. They will also include presentations from creative entrepreneurs who will share insights from their journeys with roadshow participants considering setting up or seeking to grow creative enterprises. ACMI X 2-4 Kavanagh St, Melbourne 26 September, 6pm For…

Outdoor music gig run by parlour gigs

What is a creative entrepreneur?

There are many definitions of what it means to be an entrepreneur. Peter Drucker defined it as “An entrepreneur searches for change, responds to it and exploits opportunities.” In our fast changing world entrepreneurs and new technologies are transforming whole industries, changing the way we live and communicate. Creative entrepreneurs are also thriving in this…

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