West End Music and Dance Teachers’ Cooperative Limited

Primary activity

The primary activity of the cooperative shall be to provide opportunities for musicians and other arts professionals to build sustainable livelihoods in the West End, Brisbane area, through:

  • provision of professional-quality studio spaces to members, on an at- cost basis, for the undertaking of their professional practice;
  • promotion, support and resourcing of services provided by members;
  • facilitation of a collegial community to assist members to build, grow and enrich their own professional practice; and
  • strategic accumulation of spaces, equipment, assets, tools of trade and other resources for the benefit of members and the broader community.

The cooperative responds to the pressure placed on musicians and other low-income arts practitioners by rising inner city rents, and acknowledges the rights of such persons to remain “in-place” in the West End area.

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