Visible Ink Fortitude Valley: A Central Hub for Creative Young Minds

One of the ways to empower young people is to provide them an environment that cultivates their creativity. For the youth of Brisbane, the Visible Ink in Fortitude Valley is a space where they can access resources to get visible, be enterprising and get connected.

Aimed at young people aged 12-25, the hub provides spaces for rehearsals, meetings, planning, organizing, and delivering projects and events. It also gives resources to help the youth get their ideas off the ground and staff support to provide them with help and information.

Rooms and Equipment

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The creative space is stocked with visual arts supplies, and anything you made in the space is yours to take home. The staff also host an Arts Collective from time to time.

Their 50-metre square rehearsal space with timber floor, full-length curtains, and floor to ceiling mirrors is fully air-conditioned. It also has access to a projector, screen, sound system, and free WiFi. They have a much smaller rehearsal room, the “Multi Space,” which can also serve as a meeting space.

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Their “Maker Space,” suitable for emerging bands, zinesters and groups working on festivals, provides free internet, computers, and printing service.

For those who need access to professional equipment and software for recording an audio production, you may book the Media studio. They have tools like the iMac with Pro Tools 12 and Garage Band, Focusrite 2i2 Interface, Rode NT2A Microphone, KRK Rockit 8 Monitors, Adobe Premier and Creative Suite for graphic design and film editing.

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Their  Copy & Destroy library which showcases their collection of magazines, from current to past zine makers.

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A breakout space or a kitchen, stocked with crockery and utensils, is included for young people to chill out and relax in with free tea and coffee. The meeting room, ideal for small group meetings or activities, fits eight comfortably. Then there is a courtyard on the outdoor area is a nice place to relax, have some lunch, and catch the breeze.

Location and Operating Hours

Visible Ink is a Brisbane City Council program along with youth partners, Mt Gravatt Police Citizens Youth Club and Linx Youth Space, Wynnum.

Located at 5 Green Square Close, Fortitude Valley, the hub is accessible seven days a week, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm for booked rehearsals and meetups.

For more information or booking requests, visit the Visible Ink website.