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Get set for some exciting new projects set to start this year…

A new East End night market, public art installations, a story-telling mobile app and new accessible toilets in the city’s West End are just some of the projects to receive funding in the second round of the successful ‘City Makers’ program.

The State Government has awarded grants to 11 entrepreneurs, community groups and art organisations to deliver innovative ideas which will activate the CBD through placemaking initiatives and building compliance upgrades.

Renewal SA General Manager for People and Place Management Georgina Vasilevski says the funding supports entrepreneurship and will encourage people to spend more time within the city.

“These grants will support innovative projects that are facing costly building compliance issues as well as helping entrepreneurs run a range of events and activities that bring life to the city,”

Ms Vasilevski said. “City Makers grants will assist people with innovative ideas to deliver programs, projects, events and small venues that bring about social and economic returns to South Australia.”

Grant Mills of Story City, who is producing a choose your own adventure storytelling mobile app which takes readers to geographical locations around the city, said the City Makers grant has enabled him to develop an engaging product that is interactive and uniquely South Australian.

“Through the storytelling app I’ll be encouraging users to search for Colonel Light’s ‘hidden treasures’, along the way discovering the wide range of locations our city has to offer”.

Aainaa Rahman of Majoran, the Grenfell Street co-working space, will utilise the City Makers grant to undertake acoustic attenuation at the open plan office.

“The grant allows us to complete important building works which would otherwise be a financial burden for our start-up. The grant provides vital support for city entrepreneurs”.

Applications were assessed by a panel established by Renewal SA. Ideas needed to be based in the CBD and used for building compliance (accessibility, fire safety and noise attenuation New grants awarded to innovative City Makers Page 2 requirements) and/or placemaking (street furniture or fittings, public art and innovative activation concepts).

Applications also needed to demonstrate how the projects would benefit the community. The successful applicants for City Makers round two are:

Building compliance

1. Nola Adelaide – Acoustic assessment and panelling
2. Mama Jambo – Disabled toilet facilities
3. Majoran – Acoustic assessment and panelling
4. The Pork Knuckle Group – Disabled toilet facilities

Placemaking

1. Story City – Story-telling mobile app
2. Adelaide Eagles Little Athletics Centre – Public mural
3. Adelaide Fringe – moving projections on four walls of city venues participating in the 2016 Fringe
4. Multimind Solutions – social experiment known as ‘Conversare in the Market’
5. The Art Gallery Board – Public art installation by local artists
6. Saphron and Scantlebury – Sym Choon Night Markets
7. Peter Rabbit – Living green wall

Applications for the next round of the City Makers program are expected to open later this year. For more information visit: https://renewalsa.sa.gov.au/projects/vibrant-city/

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