After our debut post about the five coolest co-working spaces in Jakarta, there is no way we could miss out on the government-run co-working space, Jakarta Creative Hub. If you don’t know, the then-governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, officially launched the city’s first government-run co-working space earlier this year. Located on the first floor of the Graha Niaga Thamrin building, Jakarta Creative Hub is smack-dab in the middle of the city’s business area, and is one of the best places for creativepreneurs to start or develop their businesses. Curious yet? Read on for more information!
Not just a co-working space
While it is technically a co-working space, Jakarta Creative Hub offers so much more. Third-party-organised classes and workshops are regularly held in their classrooms with experts and seasoned businessman and entrepreneurs.
Meanwhile, the Maker Space is equipped with around 35 tools, from sewing machines to woodworking tables to laser cutters and 3D printers, which are just some of the things that may be harder to own for a young and/or small business. Just like co-offices, the Maker Space is available for entrepreneurs and business registered with JCH for a low price.
Registration and selection
If you are interested in being a member or a partner of JCH, there is a selection process that you need to pass. To apply, you need to have a Jakarta identification card. The management will then select applicants whom they consider creative and who have proven to have a working business with a good track record for at least six months in the creative industry (architecture, interior design, visual communication design, product design, IoT, production and packaging design).
If and when selected, you will be able to use the tools in the Maker Space and the co-office. However, membership only lasts for a year and cannot be extended, so it is very important to utilise the allocated time well.
If you own and run a business and would like to be a partner with JCH, you should also have a Jakarta identification card and a business that has been ongoing for at least a year. The benefit is that you can hold workshops or other activities in JCH without any fee, except an allocation of seats to members of JCH at the events. The partnership will then be reviewed every six months.