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Chippendale Creative Precinct President’s Report – June 2013

July 2, 2013

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What an exciting year 2013 is turning out to be! The Chippendale Creative Precinct (CCP) has grown to over 90 members, made up local businesses and creative individuals in and around the Chippendale area.

The City Of Sydney continues to recognize the CCP’s efforts in developing the Chippendale area into a dynamic creative hub by approving a Village Partnership Grant for 2013/14 of $80,000, greatly helping the CCP cause.

Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House are the CCP’s major sponsors, providing us with great support and many opportunities to establish Chippendale as Sydney’s premier arts destination.

However, as a not for profit organization, we are always looking for new sponsorship partners. Sponsorship is a great investment, as we ensure promotion of your brand and services/products in a positive manner through high visibility promotion across CCPs online, print and collateral alongside dynamic media coverage. If you would like more information in regards to becoming a sponsor, please contact nickyginsberg@chippendalecreative.com.au

With the help of CCP members and sponsors, we have been able to carry out some wonderful initiatives. We held the Chippendale New World Art Prize in April this year. A $100,000 prize to be delivered over 10 years donated to the CCP in a philanthropic gesture by Dr Stanley Quek, Chairman of Frasers Property Australia. The winning artist Bryden Williams is off to Beijing for a three-month residency at Redgate in Beijng!

Other initiatives that are in the process of implementation are a Discounted Services Initiative, and an Internship Program with Notre Dame University and the University of Technology. The mutually beneficial give and take mentality that we hope will occur from the Discounted Services Initiative is a great way to support and encourage the growth of our local economy and community. So far we’ve had a great response, with many businesses generously offering useful discounts.

The CCP has teamed up with Notre Dame University and UTS, in an effort to channel inventive and willing students into the Chippendale area. The internship program offers students extensive industry, networking and mentoring experience, professional development and career discovery. The benefits of the program to your business are extensive; as it offers an opportunity to increase your company’s profile, strengthen your industry’s future talent pool and grants you access to fresh thinking and innovative students. Please visit the CCP website for more information and directions on how to submit your business.

Don’t forget the second addition of the Chippendale Gallery Guide and its surrounds is available to be stocked in your business foyer, reception, gallery or eatery. They can now be found in some of the major hotels across Sydney.

Our upcoming networking evening is to be held at UberConsults on Thursday 8th August, 6-8pm. More on this soon but pop the date into your diary NOW!

If you would like any further information on the initiatives, please don’t hesitate to contact myself nickyginsberg@chippendalecreative.com.au, Dane Ash daneash@chippendalecreative.com.au or Joanna Lee joannalee@chippendalecreative.com.au

With warmest wishes

Nicky Ginsberg: President – Chippendale Creative Precinct