ALL THINGS CREATIVE RESIDENCIES
FAQ's for Creative Residencies
As the questions come in, we will be throwing them all up here for you! Keep them coming!
About the space:
The residencies run Saturday to Saturday. Unlike an Artist Residency, it's much more casual, no deliverables required. As of July 1st, you get a private room for a super affordable $500 p/w, on a tropical island (cheapest on the island, and coolest ha ha!), working on your projects surrounded by other creatives and incredible nature on the Great Barrier Reef.
Dates and times to book:
Check in is 3pm and out is 10am, both Saturdays. You're welcome to stay a few extra days on the island somewhere else; for example my A-frame and studio Airbnb links can be found on Insta @maggieaframe bio if you're keen too! Please try and arrive on the island before 1pm so we can show you around on the first day.
Getting to the island is very easy, simply fly to Townsville (TSV), 10 min taxi/shuttle to the Sealink ferry (not Magnetic Island Ferries which is for vehicles), a 20 minute ferry ride where you buy your ticket on arrival (no booking required) and we will collect you at the other end. Please try to arrive before 1pm so there is time to show you around! We recommend looking at ferry times before booking your flight, and let us know which ferry you are on.
About Jungle Club:
Jungle Club is a creative community bringing creatives and digital nomads to our lovely island! We're made up of seven creative businesses listed below, and we encourage you to support our sister companies while you're here!
In July 2022, the price was $600 for a room and a desk, but some people didn't work from the co-working space desk, and instead chose to work from the beach, the pool area, the painting studio, or just hike around the island and dream up their next project! So instead of charging you for a 5 day desk you're not using, we've reduced the price down to $500 and you add on the days you need as you go. If you work 5 days it's $600 as it would have been anyway, anything less will save you money! Win win!
– Locale Co-working; for $25 p/d or $100 p/w you can rent your own desk in the space, and also includes a meeting room for calls, and events and activities for members. Please pay Locale directly.
Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.
– Tiny Palm Coffee; voted the best coffee* on the island (by us! But also everyone else!), Jesse and Scotty run the coffee van onsite. That's right, you can roll out of bed and grab a coffee on the premises. Awesomeness.
Daily 7am – noon.
– Jorj Creative; our *brand new* photography studio. Complete with coloured backgrounds, epic lighting and Jorjie girl on the camera, you can book in head shots, epic content shots, products shots and or shoot your portfolio. SO good!
By appointment only, book in advance.
– Allure Ink; that's right, we have a tattoo studio ON SITE. Dangerous. Hailing from across the water, Skye and Ek launched their second venue at JC, and split their time between the two.
By appointment only, book in advance.
– Juniper & Company; our brand new homewares shop will make you poor, we promise. SO much good shit tucked into our little shop opposite the coffee van. Bring your pennies and room in your luggage!
– Salty Fridays; is our super cool clothing space. For Oscar + Frank sunnies, Rhythm clothing, Atmosea bucket hats and any new island attire you might require, hit up Bobby!
Wednesday – Sunday, 8am – 2pm.
The other new thing everyone has been asking for is business coaching on the first day from Frankie Ratford. A one-on-one super charged 2hrs to look at your business, your goals, multiple revenue streams and mapping out the next 1-2 years. This is an optional extra and available on the payment page for $250 if you want to book it in.
Questions we've received from you guys:
What do I have to deliver for my Creative Residency?
Nothing! The residency is completely self driven by you, we just provide a co-working space, a nice place to rest your head at night and a tropical island to live on for your stay; to open your mind, get inspired and get those creative juices flowing again. It could be as simple as simply working for your boss, from a different location for a week. Or some personal project you've been putting off for months (or years – lets face it!). It might be small or it might be big. Either way, it's completely up to you : )
Do we get our own room?
Of course! Choose between the rust room, the green room or the peach room, it is yours for the duration of the stay and comes with all the bed linen, aircon, hanging space for your clothes and a shower towel for your stay. For couples we would recommend the green room as it's a little bigger than the others.
Is the kitchen free to use whenever we'd like?
The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you might need to cook while you are here and you can use anytime, day or night. If you need anything, please ask!
Are the rooms secure/do they lock?
Yes, you will have your own key for your room, plus one to the building.
Is it just guests that stay on the property overnight?
Correct! Jungle Club is a collection of fun day time businesses. The space after-hours will be yours to share with your two fellow residents, and the pool too!
How is it getting around the island?
Super easy! The island is 75% national park, and has one road that runs along the east coast north to south, 10km in length. It starts in Horseshoe Bay in the north, through Arcadia, the main town of Nelly Bay (where we are based, the supermarkets and the ferry comes in) and Picnic Bay in the south. The bus runs up and down the road, from 6am to 11pm at night. You can also rent a scooter per day for exploring, and we will be around to show you things too! Most things in Nelly is walkable – the supermarket, the bottle shop, cafes and restaurants, and a sweet little wine bar next door (say g’day to Chris for us).
Do you have any spare monitors at the co-working space that would be available for use during our time?
I have my 27” Mac screen I am happy to lend out, it has a USB C adapter.
I'd love to run a workshop while I’m there, how does it work?
We’d love that! We can help promote it locally and help you make some money back for your already tax deductible trip! Basically Suz runs the Locale co-working space, so for a very small fee you can “rent” the co-working space one night and all the earnings are yours to keep. If this is something you would like to do, please message Suz in advance via the gram @locale_co to arrange a date and time.
Are the bathrooms shared?
We do have two full bathrooms with showers in each which you will be sharing between three residents, 5pm through to 9am.
What should I pack?
Bathers for sure, lots of beach time! Runners for local easy hikes. It’s a balmy 28 degrees up here in winter and gets hotter from there. A single jumper. Creative supplies you need for your work. Laptop and chargers. Sunscreen and a hat. Camera. Usual holiday things!
Can I paint a mural?
At the moment, we are keeping things pretty simple but we do have a workshop space for you to paint canvases if laptop work isn't really your thing. Again, let me know in advance if you would like this space!
Can I cancel my booking?
– 100% refund for 56 days or more before the trip
– 50% refund for 28 days or more before the trip
– 0% refund if it is less than 28 days before the trip
Can I change my dates?
If it is 28 days or more, we are happy to change your dates once only,