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Genesis Creative Centre: Indonesia’s First ‘Artists Co-Working Space'

The Realm of Contemporary Arts | 6 August 2019

It is clear that the art community is thriving in Indonesia. Offering more than just the necessary essentials for brooding artists to create, Genesis Creative Centre is a platform for growth inspiring its community to keep creating, collaborating and exhibiting.

A brand new take on the ‘co-working’ model has recently opened in Bali. Genesis Creative Centre, found in the up-and-coming area of Canggu, elevates the co-working concept and applies this to the creative industries, offering a multi-disciplinary space for those working in the arts.

Bali is an island of creatives. Art runs through the veins of the Balinese, many of whom are naturally gifted painters, carvers, musicians and dancers. So where better than Bali to open a centre focused on creativity? 

However, the arts have always been a difficult career path for anyone. Many, without further education or the tools to develop their skill, find themselves unable to pursue their creative passion. This is precisely the vacuum that Genesis Creative Centre aims to fill. 

Found on the buzzing Jalan Pantai Berawa road, Canggu, Genesis takes up seven studios in the smart Tamora Gallery lifestyle compound. These include an Art Studio, Photography Studio, Music Studio, Fashion Studio, Co-working Space, Meeting Room and their Cipta Pantry. 

The idea of the centre is to bring different types of studios into one space and to develop a central hub for creatives and artists of all disciplines. Genesis’ tagline is Create, Collaborate, Exhibit, encouraging individuals to create, the Genesis community to collaborate and eventually for everyone’s work to be exhibited—a dream for all artists alike. 

Each studio is fully equipped with professional equipment, allowing members to walk in and begin (or continue) their creative journey. 

The Art Studio comes ready with worktables, paints, easels, canvases, pencils, chalks and more artistic equipment to facilitate most artists’ creative processes.

The Photography Studio, sponsored by Pondok Lensa, provides you with a cyclorama infinity wall, in-house cameras and lenses, light boxes, audio capture systems and also an iMac for editing.

The Music Studio, sponsored by Pioneer DJ, offers a whole suite of music production and recording, including an iMac with Ableton Live, Pioneer Equipment, Sampler, DJ Mixing Decks, Speakers, Midi Keyboard, Studio Headphones and even guitars. 

The Fashion Studio, sponsored by fashion brand Atilla & Co, prepares sewing machines, fashion-mannequins, needle sets, threads, fabric samples and more. 

On top of that, the Genesis Coworking Hub, featuring sophisticated office furniture from Vivere, provides a cosy working environment for digital nomads, complete with with a kitted out meeting room, fast internet and a philosophy centred on inter-disciplinary collaboration. 

Why is the venue revolutionary?

The co-working model is, of course, tried and true. It is now extremely convenient for digital nomads or freelancers to find not only a space to work comfortably but an inclusive community that they can feel a part of. Genesis Creative Centre takes this a step-further by meeting the same need for space, tools and community but for the artistic industry. 

But even for those only using the co-working space, when suddenly a moment comes that they may need to do a product photoshoot, produce a podcast, record a vlog or make merchandise, the creative studios are at their fingertips. 

Genesis also regularly hosts workshops and classes, ranging anywhere from up-cycled fashion design to abstract painting and portrait photography. 

With its home in Canggu, an area known for an alternative, music-loving, artistic crowd, Genesis Creative Centre is aptly situated. And of course, surrounded by the artists of the island of the gods, there will be no shortage of creativity.

Genesis Creative Centre Tamora Gallery

Jalan Pantai Berawa 99, Bali
T: +62 812 3851 1929
IG: @inspireatgenesis


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