As a disaster recovery initiative, CONVERGE is designed to bring new life and energy to Lismore’s CBD. It plays a part in the continued growth of Lismore as a thriving cultural hub, celebrating its unique character, community and world-class creative industry.  

CONVERGE is funded through the NSW Reconstruction Authority, and will run from May to December 2024.

Temporarily enriching vacant commercial spaces, we aim for CONVERGE to provide participating creatives with: 

  • A working environment for making and developing projects 
  • A series of professional development and entrepreneurial programs
  • Community interaction and engagement
  • Opportunities to exhibit artworks and present outcomes to the public. 

Throughout the program, CONVERGE participants will access professional and creative input organised by Lismore City Council in partnership with key arts, business and education stakeholders. Housed within a secure, temporary, high-visibility CBD space, CONVERGE aims to nurture a strong nucleus of creative skill along with the business knowledge to support participants toward future economic success. With an ‘open-door’ ethos between participants, the space, community and industry professionals, CONVERGE aspires to have a ripple effect beyond the confines of its ‘bricks and mortar’ premise. 

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