Hi, are you an advertising agency? If you are, do you have an empty space? If you do, is it filled with presentation boards and unwanted papers? If it is, would you clear everything and offer space to interested creatives?
Then the ‘Free Desk Here‘ Project is what you should be looking at. Free Desk Here [www.openstudioclub.com] is a listing website for you to offer space to aspired-to-be-inspired creatives to work at your place, under your discretion of course. The goal is to give up-and-coming talent the facilities, tools and camaraderie to create professional-caliber work. And to give them the feeling of how an advertising agency working environment is. Start listing now and select your agency’s discipline.
Here are the rules:
Desks are 100% free, there’s no charge
|Guests are there to work on their own projects, not the agency’s work.|
|Agencies can end things at any point.|
|Wifi and other facilities like the kitchen, toilet and windows are included.|
|The desk is only available during agency hours.|
|Guests should not invite anyone into the agency.|
|Meeting rooms are off limits to guests.|
|Use of stationery, printers, telephones, etc, are not included.|
|Guests might be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement.|
|Guests shouldn’t play their own music.|
|Guests should respect the studio culture.|
|Guests should not remove anything from the studio.|
|Guest might be asked to meet the agency before being offered the desk.|
|Guests should be open to share ideas and talk about their work.|
|Guests should be actively working on a project and attend the agency daily.|
|The free desk is not a short-cut to getting a job at the agency.|
Here are the rights:
The agency‘s rights:
The agency gets to decide who has the desk, when they start and how long they stay. Agencies are fully in control of who comes in.
They can also cancel the free desk offer at any time.
The guest‘s rights:
In offering the space, the agency is giving it freely. Guests are not expected to work for the agency.
Successful applicants should be busy working on existing projects and have a good idea of how they plan to spend their time in the studio.
It’s about collaboration, not charity.