The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) has announced the foundation members of ACMI X — the first co-workers to join Australia’s first collaborative working space for the creative industries established by a major cultural institution. The first round selectees is a range of cross-disciplinary professionals includes representatives from the animation, VR, digital arts and related businesses.
ACMI X Foundation Members are: Alan Dickson, Yukfoo Animation (yukfoo.net); Andre Lima, Inkubator (inkubator.com.au); Andrea Heffernan, The Funding Network (thefundingnetwork.com.au); Andrew Maccoli, LDB (www.ldb.agency); Aphids and Field Theory (aphids.net, fieldtheory.com.au); Ben Laden, Little Big Shots (littlebigshots.com.au); Cameron Macmillan, Freeform Creative (freeformcreative.com.au); Dan Koerner, Sandpit (wearesandpit.com.au); Duncan Imberger, Deeper Richer (deeperricher.com); Greg Turner, Interaction Consortium (interaction.net.au); Katy Morrison and Oscar Raby, VRTOV (vrtov.com); Piers Mussared, Jumpgate VR (jumpgatevr.com); Simon Burgin, Responsive (responsive.com); Valleyarm Digital (valleyarm.com).
ACMI X is seeking applicants for the 12 remaining workspace slots.
Headquartered alongside ACMI’s operational teams in Melbourne at the National Film and Sound Archive, the 60-seat ACMI X co-working studio is a 200sqm state-of-the-art space, designed by award-winning architects Six Degrees and located in Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank arts district. The initiative was conceived by ACMI Director and CEO Katrina Sedgwick with the aim of fostering collaboration and experimentation, and providing professional development among co-workers and industry through its events program.