St Paul’s FAQs

What is St Paul’s Creative Centre?

St Paul’s Creative Centre (St Paul’s for short) is an initiative of the South Australian Government’s Department for Innovation and Skills (DIS), facilitated by the DIS Creative Industries team. St Paul’s is a precinct to support growth for businesses in the creative industries in South Australia.

St Paul’s is a strategic initiative of the Government that responds to six industry recommendations in the Creative Industries Strategy within Growth State, the South Australian Government’s plan for economic growth. It directly responds to industry’s recommendation that Government should “Continue to invest in creative precincts to foster clustering and collaboration, support entrepreneurs and start-ups, and build scale within the sector.”

 

What facilities and services can St Paul’s offer my business?

St Paul’s offers co-working (hot desking), tenancies (longer-term office spaces), content creation spaces / song-writing rooms, and event  spaces. It also offers Gig City high speed internet, with speeds up to 1GB/s, and a variety of meeting spaces, kitchen / bar areas and a private courtyard.

 

Am I eligible to work from St Paul’s?

Our business community is specifically aimed at those working in the creative industries, so our members can make the most of collaborative and networking opportunities. Please see the Department for Innovation and Skills’ website for a definition of the ‘creative industries’.

 

Who else works from St Paul’s? What other types of businesses are here?

We have a vibrant community of businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists who work in the creative industries at St Paul’s. Check our Current Members page for details of who is currently working from the centre.

 

How do I make an appointment to visit St Paul’s and see if it’s right for my business?

We have casual drop-in sessions to show potential co-workers the space from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on the third Thursday of each month, or email us to make an appointment to drop in at another time that suits you. Before you make an appointment, please  ensure that you are eligible, and St Paul’s is suitable for your business.

 

What does it cost to work from St Paul’s? Would I be locked into a contract or minimum term?

St Paul’s aims to be flexible to suit different business models and budgets and offers both co-working (hot desking) and tenancies (longer-term office spaces). The 2021 rates are as follows:

Co-working / hotdesking

  • Casual Hot Desk: $15+GST per day
    Pay only for the days you use, no minimum term. Available Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm.
  • Non-Dedicated Hot Desk (Full Time): $200+GST per month. 24/7 access eligibility with a security pass. Minimum one month term.
  • Dedicated Hot Desk (Full Time): $225+GST per month. 24/7 access eligibility. Minimum three month term

Tenant / Office Space

  • $300 +GST per desk, per month; Two desks minimum. Additional desks $50+GST per month each, up to maximum of eightdesks. 24/7 access eligibility. Minimum six month term.

 

What do St Paul’s co-working and office space fees include?

The fees include:

  • Desk and Chair (hot desks). Tenants have the option to provide their own furniture
  • Gig City high speed internet (fair use applies). Wifi for hot desks, ethernet connectivity available for tenants.
  • Colour printing and scanning (for hot desks only. Fair use applies.)
  • Casual meeting areas
  • Bookable meeting rooms
  • Attend community events
  • Bike parking
  • Kitchens
  • Hall Locker (for hot desks only)
  • Shower Access

 

Do St Paul’s members get 24-hour access to the space? Can I come and go as I please?

St Paul’s offers a range of flexible options depending on the membership model chosen. – see above ‘What does it cost to work from St Paul’s?’ for more details.

 

If I’m a St Paul’s member, can I hold meetings with external people at St Paul’s?

St Paul’s has a range of bookable meeting spaces that members can use, subject to availability. New members will be introduced to these at their induction to the centre. The Jade café / bar next door is also a lovely place to hold meetings!

 

What’s the difference between the upstairs and downstairs office spaces at St Paul’s?

Co-working spaces are generally located in the upstairs area; however, co-working can occasionally be offered downstairs on request (subject to the availability of space) and/or if you have any access needs. Note that upstairs at St Paul’s is only accessible by stairs – please email us if you have any questions about accessibility at St Paul’s.

Longer term tenancy spaces are located downstairs.

 

What networking opportunities do you offer at St Paul’s?

In addition to the ad hoc networking opportunities that working out of an open-plan co-working space offers, we host a number of events to actively encourage St Paul’s members to network with each other, and, in the case of our Creative Industries Networking Sessions, with other creative industries businesses not based at the centre.

Third Thursdays community activities are held on the third Thursday of each month at our neighbour, The Jade. These are an informal opportunity for St Paul’s members to network with each other. St Paul’s members are also actively encouraged to join the Chalk and Chills networking sessions at Stone and Chalk each Friday afternoon.

Every month at St Paul’s we host the Creative Industries Networking Sessions. These are information and networking sessions for the creative industries featuring a panel of industry experts. Topics aim to assist creative businesses in their growth and expansion plans. We feature on our panels successful South Australian business leaders from creative sectors. Check our Facebook page for details of the next session, and to view streams of previous sessions.

 

Are Government employees based at St Paul’s?

Yes, St Paul’s is home to the Department for Innovation and Skills’ Creative Industries team, including the South Australian Government’s dedicated office to support the music industry, the Music Development Office (MDO).

 

I work regionally.  How can I connect with St Paul’s?

While St Paul’s is based in the Adelaide CBD, our team strives to connect with creative businesses in South Australia’s regions wherever possible.  Our monthly Creative Industries Networking Sessions (see above) are streamed via our Facebook page, to enable creatives across the state to participate.  We also offer casual memberships at St Paul’s which enable access for regional creatives when they are in Adelaide as a ‘landing pad’.

 

Are there private and/or quiet working spaces at St Paul’s?

St Paul’s has a few quiet and private spaces, however as an open plan, shared office space, there are always people around so we cannot guarantee that a private or quiet space will be available.

 

Are any students based at St Paul’s?

Yes, St Paul’s is proud to host students from Rising Sun Pictures and Music SA. St Paul’s also offers co-working spaces to students from other tertiary education institutes through an initiative called ‘Foot in the Door’ (please email us if you’d like more information on this program).

 

What kitchen facilities does St Paul’s have?

The kitchens at St Paul’s have microwaves, toasters, kettles, sandwich toasters, refrigerators, dishwashers, filtered water, and pod and ground coffee makers that tenants can use.

 

What are the internet speeds at St Paul’s?

St Paul’s has Gig City high speed internet, with speeds of up to 1GB/s.

 

I would like to hire the St Paul’s content creation spaces / song writing rooms. How do I go about this, and what equipment is provided?

St Paul’s has two purpose-built song writing rooms, which we call the SongSpaces. In addition to making music, other uses of these rooms include podcasting, game and video editing, and voice-over work. For more information about how to book these spaces, visit our web page.

 

I work in the creative industries but am not a St Paul’s member.  I am interested in hiring a business space at St Paul’s for an event or meeting.  How do I find out more about venue hire?

For information about hiring spaces at St Paul’s visit our website.  Note that we do not offer venue hire for general meetings or events that do not involve the arts or creative industry sectors, and no after-hours events are permitted unless they are partnered with a current Tenant or Member who has 24/7 access.

 

How do I find out about public events held at St Paul’s?

The best way is to sign up to the St Paul’s Facebook page and/or sign up to our mailing list.

 

How do I find out about government programs to support my business? 

If you’re interested in general support for SA businesses, please check out business.sa.gov.au.

 

Can I store my business equipment at St Paul’s?  Can I leave my computer here?

St Paul’s members get a swipe card for secure entry to the building. Lockers are available upstairs for co-workers, available on a first come, first served basis. Tenants or members with dedicated desks are able to leave their equipment in their designated area on site. In some cases, additional storage is available for tenants.

We strongly recommend that personal equipment is either stored in a locker or taken home when not in use.  All equipment and personal effects at St Paul’s are at the owner’s risk.

 

I am an artist/designer and am interested in displaying my work in the St Paul’s gallery. How do I find out more?

The St Paul’s Gallery is a Rotating exhibitions of multi-sector art forms. Please email us with your expression of interest, if you would like to exhibit at St Paul’s.

 

Is there a car park at St Paul’s?

There are several car parks close to St Paul’s, as well as on-street metered parking. St Paul’s is also close to bus and tram stops, and around a 20 minute walk from Adelaide Railway Station

There is very limited parking in front of St Paul’s for tenants only, the use of which is managed on a strict roster basis.

 

I’d like to see photos of St Paul’s spaces.

Check out our photo gallery here!

 

I have read all the above and ascertained that I am eligible to become a St Paul’s member and that St Paul’s meets my business needs.  What do I do next?

Please apply to become a member through our form here.

 

I still have questions about St Paul’s that are not answered in these FAQs.  What do I do?

Please contact us on 08 7320 3337 or email creativeindustries@sa.gov.au.