PROPOSE A PROJECT
GENERAL PROPOSAL GUIDELINES
Made In Geelong is open to artists, artisans, craftspeople, creative enterprises or community groups with ideas for projects that could take place in vacant shop fronts and commercial spaces in Geelong’s CBD. Please make sure you take the time to think through your ideas before putting a proposal to us. We are not in a position to help you to come up with ideas only to help make them happen!
If you want to be part of Made in Geelong we look forward to hearing from you. BEFORE you contact us please make sure that you read ALL the information on this site properly — including the latest versions of our FAQs and that you have visited our projects page to see what we are already doing.
Please read the Made in Geelong FAQ section thoroughly before submitting your Expression of Interest.
NB: Made In Geelong manages the Proposal process – Expression of Interest, Application & Interview and Shortlisting – but it is the Property owners who will make the final decision about what types of projects they want to take place in their premises.
PROPOSE A PROJECT TO US
1. EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
When we have received both your EoI and Support Materials we will make a Preliminary Assessment – to let you know if your project is suitable for the Made In Geelong initiative.
We don’t decide on successful or unsuccessful projects at this stage – we can’t do that until there is an opportunity for a space, after we have fully assessed your EoI and have interviewed you.
But, there may be reasons why your project proposal isn’t eligible for Made In Geelong – we will advise you if this is the case in the Preliminary Assessment.
If your project proposal is eligible for the initiative we will keep you on the EoI database and will get in touch should an opportunity for space arise.
At a later stage you may be invited for an interview to discuss your project in more detail, also, you may need to provide more information or we may need to clarify some aspects of your proposal.
Unfortunately, we don’t have the resources to meet with every applicant to discuss their Expression of Interest. However, if you have questions which aren’t answered on the website, please do get in touch by email to email@example.com
As properties become available, we will review our EoI database and assess projects that are suitable for those properties. It is at this stage that we will select the project proposals that are the best project fit for the property.
Some time may have passed since your Expression of Interest – we will contact you to see if you are still wanting to be considered, consider any changes to your Expression of Interest, and invite suitable Applicants to interview.
To understand how Made In Geelong selects projects, read the FAQ’s.
The interview is to meet with you and discuss your project in more detail. The interview helps us gauge suitability for the initiative. We may advise on ways that the project will need to be developed or shaped in order to be eligible for the initiative.
After all interviews and assessment for that property opportunity we will advise if we are including your project proposal in the Shortlist to the Property Owner.
We submit a shortlist of recommended projects to the Property Owner and they select the project which they would like to see happen in their property.
SUBMIT AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Support Materials Submitted Separately
The last question refers to Support Materials. Made In Geelong requires all applicants to submit all support materials along with the expression of interest form.
EMAIL SUPPORT MATERIALS TO:
The email should contain no more than 10MB of files. The Subject Header of the email should include your name, project title and the date of your application.
TO POST SUPPORT MATERIALS:
Post a disc to Made in Geelong, PO Box 1094, Geelong, Victoria 3220. Label the disc with your name, project title and the date of your application.
Thanks for sharing your ideas – we look forward to receiving your proposal!