The Refinery is a Creative Incubator
designed to transform ideas into sustainable businesses.
The Refinery is
designed to refine, test and launch ideas into businesses.
The Refinery is a testing ground and training platform that joins the dots between creativity and business, with access to mentors and a network of inspiring industry leaders providing participants with the business skills, tools and connections to turn their idea into reality.
With programmed sessions including keynote speakers and workshops lead by industry experts, participants will immerse themselves in The Refinery incubator space over 10 weeks, culminating in a public showcase event and a chance to receive up to $10,000 investment into their business journey.
The Refinery 2020 EOI's open Feb 3 and boot-camp will be held on Saturday 21 March. The 2020 program will run from Thursday May 7 - Friday July 3.
Who is The Refinery for?
Made for Creative People
The Refinery is the region's first creative incubator, focused on education, experimentation and creative development, designed to support independent artists, early stage entrepreneurs and creative industry practitioners with an idea ready to go.
Applications are invited from individuals and groups from across the creative sector including visual art, screen, design, architecture, publishing, literature, advertising, media, podcasting, game development, fashion, performing arts, music, heritage and artisan craft.
The program is free and applications are open to residents across Australia. To participate in The Refinery applicants will be invited to attend a two day bootcamp to assess their proposed business idea.
Designed to evaluate potential applicants and assess their proposed business project.
Setting the space and culture, personal development, goal setting and introductions.
Making a business that matters.
THE BUSINESS OF CREATIVITY
The mechanics behind your business
YOUR CREATIVE PRODUCT
Getting your product to market
Reflect, refine, reset
BRAND STORY AND PURPOSE
Sharing your brand story and crafting your purpose.
Navigating finance and future proofing
CULTURE AND GROWTH
Finding your sustainable future.
Rehearsing and refining your presentation to market.
Present your project to market
Keynotes, workshops & masterclasses