Arts University Plymouths Workroom at Light Studios in Plymouth


A creative business incubation space

Arts University Plymouth’s Workroom is a new creative business incubation space in Plymouth, supporting graduates to develop and grow the next generation of creative business start-ups at Eat Work Art’s Light Studios.

<p dir="ltr">Designed for new and emerging creative industry start-ups and creative businesses with a focus on collaboration and innovation, graduates will receive a package of alumni support, talks, seminars and mentoring from industry and enterprise specialists, plus bookable access to workshops, studios and specialist equipment within Arts University Plymouth.</p> <p dir="ltr">The initial 12-month pilot scheme in Light Studios is open to alumni who have graduated from Arts University Plymouth in the last three years and are in the early stages of developing a creative business or career. Places in Arts University Plymouth’s Workroom will be offered in stages to alumni who graduated from July 2020 onwards, including students due to graduate in 2023.</p> <p dir="ltr">The scheme is part of a new partnership between Arts University Plymouth, founded in 1856, and <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Eat Work Art</a>, established in 2009. Eat Work Art’s mission is to breathe new life into buildings in London and Devon and transform them into vibrant workspaces for independent creative communities to grow.<br /></p>
External shot of Light Studios with sunlight shining on the building copy

Eat Work Art’s Light Studios in Plymouth.

<p dir="ltr">Successful graduates joining Arts University Plymouth’s Workroom will receive benefits and support including:</p><ul><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">first three months rent free, with the option of up to seven more months for only £100pcm,</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">24/7 access to Light Studios, </p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">access by arrangement to other Eat Work Art creative spaces across Plymouth and London,</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">bookable access to cutting-edge resources and equipment through the curated Arts University Plymouth Creative Associates scheme, a scheme that allows bookable access to workshops, studios and specialist equipment within the arts university,</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">monthly talks, seminar discussions and one-to-one mentoring with industry and enterprise specialists,</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">access to the benefits and facilities offered to Eat Work Art residents, including social media and newsletter promotions and a joint Arts University Plymouth Eat Work Art Accessprofile, an online platform with with a network of over 1000 creatives across all Eat Work Art sites, </p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">a dedicated desk and chair in a large incubation studio in Light Studios, where facilities include 24/7 access, CCTV monitoring, bike storage, communal areas (including kitchen and rooftop terrace), on-site bakery, shower room, wifi and wired internet access points,</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">continued access to advice and support from the Arts University Plymouth Careers &amp; Enterprise team.</p></li></ul><p dir="ltr">Workroom is an Arts University Plymouth Knowledge Exchange activity supported by Research England’s Knowledge Exchange Funding for Smaller Providers.<br /></p>