ACMI X makes a place for living creators

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image will redefine its role, working with screen creators to enable them to make new work as the very model of a 21st century museum.
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Image: Tim Burton exhibition at ACMI. Taken by Mark Pegrum, via Flickr

It sounds prosaic: a ‘co-working space for the creative industries’, the first set up by a major cultural institution in Australia.

But ACMI X, the new initiative announced today by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, is a major moment for the screen sector and embodies an entirely new vision of the role of the museum. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.