Join the Creative Community at Australia’s Largest Multi-Arts Precinct
    Joining the Abbotsford Convent as a tenant provides a unique opportunity to be part of Australia’s largest creative community. Just four kilometres from the CBD, the Abbotsford Convent has become an inner-city sanctuary for creative practitioners and organisations seeking a peaceful, yet vibrant working environment.

    About our Community
    Home to more than 100 creativesorganisations and wellbeing practitioners, one of the key benefits of being based at the Convent is the support, collaboration, and cross-pollination that our creative community offers. The Abbotsford Convent Foundation supports a vibrant and active community and space is in high demand.

    Tenant Benefits
    Tenants are invited to be part of the Convent’s year-round program of events, and exhibit at St Heliers Street Gallery, which predominantly showcases tenants’ work. Tenants also receive heavily discounted rates for hiring the Convent’s venues for meetings, rehearsals, events, film shoots, performances and workshops. Tenants also receive access to complimentary WiFi at the Convent.     

    Studios, Services & Amenities 
    The Convent offers a diverse range of studio and office spaces, ranging from 10 – 120 square metres. Tenants have access to shared kitchenette facilities, bathrooms and showers, as well as discounted car parking. Placed alongside the Yarra Capital Trail, the Convent is also easily accessible on bike or public transport. Rooms are self-contained, lockable and have hydronic heating.

    On site you’ll find an assortment of great food options, regular weekend markets, two galleries and an extensive program of events and workshops. The Convent's sprawling heritage gardens offer the perfect respite from your working day. 

    Creative practitioners, organisations and businesses are eligible to apply for studio spaces. Prospective tenants are encouraged to register their interest online. When a suitable space becomes available, we will email you to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI). 

    Current Vacancies

    2020 Studio Residency Program

    The studio residency program offers a unique opportunity to have time, space and support to undertake site-specific or site-responsive research, investigation and consideration. Apply before 15 September 2019. 

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    Large Studio in St Anne's

    A large 77m² studio with abundant natural light and cabinetry is available on the ground floor in the St Anne's building.

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    Large Studio in Providence

    A large 112m2 studio with wet area is available in the Providence building.

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