Located in the Old Lyric Theatre in the Bunbury CBD, Maker + Co is a social enterprise focused on providing social and economic development opportunities to sections of the community who have traditionally been marginalised. We undertake a combination of commercial activities, trading in space and time, to maximise improvements in human and environmental well-being. Our activities centre around three main pillars of co working, innovation and creativity.
Space: We manage a range of spaces including: a co working space; a retail space; a fully accessible open learning and exhibition space. Our spaces are unique, flexible, creative and inspiring.
Time: The Maker + Co Directors are consultants, project managers and mentors. We are delivering major projects focused on: Innovation and New Technology; Noongar Arts and Culture (including how to use the newest forms of technology to create engagement with the oldest continuing culture in the world); Public Art; STE(A)M; Regional Economic Development/Diversification and Enterprise Development.
In our first financial year of operation (FY16/17), we grew Maker + Co into a healthy, viable entity positioned perfectly for further growth. We currently provide co working and/or incubation and mentoring to approximately 20 local businesses including 5 Aboriginal businesses. We have achieved this with the bare minimum of external investment and we now seek partners to join us in continued growth and expansion.
What we can do
In addition to providing one of the most iconic and beautiful places in Bunbury to co-work, hot desk, hold a conference, meeting, exhibition or performance; the team at Maker + Co can provide other valuable services.
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Community Engagement
- Strategic and Business Planning
- Public Art Project Management
- Project Management
What we have done
The team at Maker + Co continue to deliver many exciting projects, locally, regionally and state-wide. Our clients include; City of Bunbury, Chamber of Arts and Culture, Country Arts WA, Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, City of Mandurah, City of Rockingham, City of South Perth, CircuitWest, Heritage Council of WA, South West Autism Network, Forrest Personnel, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.