Schizy Inc: Melbourne Award 

We are thrilled to share that Convent Building tenants Schizy Inc. have officially won the City of Melbourne’s Melbourne Award for all the wonderful work they put into this year’s Mojo Festival of Art. 

They have been honoured for their innovation and leadership in Access and Inclusion, specifically enabling and empowering disabled people (mental health) and creating good social connections in the Melbourne community.

Congratulations to the Schizy team on this wonderful achievement!

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Convent Made Pop-Up Shop now open! 

We are thrilled to announce that the Convent Made Pop Up Shop officially opened last week.

Thank you to all those that attended our launch event – we had a great time, and our Board Chair Gillian Franklin very much enjoyed the opportunity to meet some of the Tenant community. For those that couldn’t make it, we look forward to seeing you around the shop to enjoy the work of your fellow Convent tenants while doing a little shopping!

If you would like to volunteer your time in the Shop, please add your name to the roster below. This helps the Convent continue to give 100% of proceeds to the many awesome artists involved as well as providing you with direct access to our many wonderful visitors who love hearing directly from Convent based artists, creatives and practitioners.

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Welcome Annie Ingram 

Moving into the Writers Wing on Level 2 of the Convent BuildingAnnie Ingram is an independent non-fiction writer and humanitarian practitioner, who recently completed a Varuna Writing Fellowship with ArtsNT.

As part of her fellowship, Annie published an academic writing surrounding Aboriginal disaster resilience in the NT and on the relevance of humanitarianism in Australia. She is currently working on a collection of personal essays, as well as a contemporary true crime story, which recently sent her on a three-month research trip to Afghanistan.

We are thrilled to welcome Annie to the Tenant community, and keen to see what great works come out of her new studio!

Jess Lyons: Anhedonia

Jess Lyons’ first solo show of ceramic sculptures is informed by the process of recovering and ‘making her way back’.

Architecturally informed slab-built sculptures, repetition and surface treatment, has been led by a parallel process of personal internal discoveries, narratives and a means of using art practice as therapy.

The exhibition offers up a dialogue of progression through holistic approaches to recovery of health and art practice – revealing an excavation of a personal landscape made visible and tangible in geometric, physical monuments.

16 November — 3 December
St Heliers Street Gallery
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Things to note.

Events & Programs

Buildings & Facilities

Opportunities and Engagement.


We are always looking for opportunities to showcase or enhance the Convent’s tenant community. You can find information regarding grants, courses and engagement opportunities here.

Nelson Alexander Charitable Foundation: Small Grants
Considers applications for any project or program within their business footprint (the northern suburbs of metro Melbourne) that demonstrates a benefit to the local community, with a particular focus on youth, education and alleviating disadvantage.
Apply by 30 November 

International Travel Fund for Authors and Illustrators
Creative Australia are offering support for authors and illustrators to travel internationally to attend events and activities associated with the international publication and promotion of their work.
Apply by 5 December 2023 / 9 April 2024 

International Rights Fund for Literature
This program supports literary agents, rights managers and publishers to attend international markets such as book fairs to sell rights in Australian works of creative writing. Contributions of $5,000 per successful applicant are available.
Apply by 5 December 

Contemporary Music Touring Program

The Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. The tour must comprise of performances in at least three venues or locations outside of the performer’s hometown.
Apply now

Emerging Artist Grants
The Ian Potter Cultural Trust are offering up to $15,000 to early-career artists of all art forms to undertake professional development opportunities overseas.
Apply by 23 January 

Creative Victoria: Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups
Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000 to fund a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences and communities.
Apply by 5 March 

Arts & Events Grant
The City of Moonee Valley are offering up to $10,000 for individuals or groups looking to create arts projects, events or festivals that benefit the Moonee Valley community.
Apply now 


Convent Made e-Store
We love having a platform to show off some of the beautiful creations made right here at the Convent.
To set up a profile on our e-Store, you can register here.

To list an opportunity or engagement, please reach out to the Marketing and Communications team.

Tenant Information


A list of resources that may come in handy throughout your tenancy:

Tenant Handbook
For general information on your studio and the site, as well as the range of services and amenities offered by the ACF.

Tenancy & Leasing Policy
To explore our guidelines for leasing, including sub-tenancy and renewals.

Sub-tenancy Application Form
To apply for sub-tenancy, please fill out and return this form to the tenancy team.

Car Park Pass Application Form
To apply for a car park pass at tenancy rates, you can deliver this form, completed, to our Administrator.

Vehicle on Site Request Form
If you need to bring a vehicle on site for any reason, please fill out this form (at least 48 hours’ notice required)

Direct Debit Form
To streamline your rent payments, you can fill out this form and return to the Tenancy team.

Studio Works Application and Heritage Guide
If you are interested in making any modifications to your studio, or to assess what would fall within our heritage guidelines, you may view these resources and return applications to the Tenancy team.

Feedback and Complaints Framework
For more information about how to deliver feedback or lodge a complaint with the ACF. 

Heat Management Strategy
For tenants in the Convent Building, this outlines the best strategy to keep the building cool through Melbourne’s hot summers.

Spring/Summer Event Schedule 2023 – 2024
Find out what’s happening throughout the busy season, and how it might affect your practise.

For any further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Tenancy team.

Maintenance Support


We endeavour to provide clean and working amenities for all tenants. Information about ACF cleaning schedules can be found in the Tenant Handbook. If you find something that requires maintenance in your studio or in a common area, please reach out so we can work to resolve this.

To register an issue, please fill out this form.

If you anticipate needing to bring a vehicle on-site, please provide at least 24 hours’ notice by filling out this form.

Marketing support


We’re here to help create your profile and promote the work, exhibitions, events, launches, workshops and achievements you make!

Tenant profile
Let people know who you are simply by filling out this form to make or update your profile.

Studio ID panel
Order a panel for the outside of outside your studio, letting your neighbours know who’s there.

List your event with us
We’d love to promote your event on this website. Fill out this form, and we’ll add your event to the listing of what’s happening at the precinct. 

Newsletter listing
Have an event, new product or latest offer that you’d like featured in one of our newsletters? This form will allow up to promote you through our media channels.

  • What’s On monthly newsletter – send in your information by the 20th of the month.
  • Tenant Community weekly newsletter – send in your information by Friday, 4pm.