Renew Adelaide brings the city to life by placing creative enterprises in empty commercial spaces. In addition to revitalizing urban areas, Renew Adelaide benefits property owners and those running creative endeavours, as well as boosting social and economic activity.
Renew Adelaide’s model is based on arrangements with property owners on a short-term and rent-free basis, on a rolling 30-day cycle. Projects need to be done quickly, and have a community benefit or creative element. Start up and creative enterprises supported include retail outlets and galleries.
Examples of successful projects include Tuxedo Cat, Littlest Vintage, Rock and Royal, and The Loft Upstairs (in Adelaide) and My Modern Nest, Film Buff Central and Remake/Remodel (in Port Adelaide).
Renew Adelaide also helped promote the cultural benefits of liquor licensing reform in South Australia particularly around live music and small venues.
Renew Adelaide is a not-for-profit group and has a Board and Chief Executive.
Since its establishment Renew Adelaide has attracted a broad base of supporters including property developers and managers, creative and community organisations, small businesses, and State and Local Governments. With additional support it has extended its activities to Port Adelaide.
To find out more about Renew Adelaide visit www.renewadelaide.com.au/about/
We supported Renew Adelaide by agreeing and announcing support for the organisation as a partnership project of the Capital City Committee in 2011; the South Australian Government and the Adelaide City Council each provided $50 000 to support Renew Adelaide’s activities.
In a continuation of the shared commitment, in 2012-13 the Council and Government each contributed $100 000 to Renew Adelaide. The Committee maintains an ongoing interest in Renew Adelaide’s mission to revitalise city spaces.