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.

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.

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.

The scheme is part of a new partnership between Arts University Plymouth, founded in 1856, and Eat Work Art, 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.

External shot of Light Studios with sunlight shining on the building copy

Eat Work Art’s Light Studios in Plymouth.

Successful graduates joining Arts University Plymouth’s Workroom will receive benefits and support including:

  • first three months rent free, with the option of up to seven more months for only £100pcm,

  • 24/7 access to Light Studios,

  • access by arrangement to other Eat Work Art creative spaces across Plymouth and London,

  • 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,

  • monthly talks, seminar discussions and one-to-one mentoring with industry and enterprise specialists,

  • 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,

  • 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,

  • continued access to advice and support from the Arts University Plymouth Careers & Enterprise team.

Workroom is an Arts University Plymouth Knowledge Exchange activity supported by Research England’s Knowledge Exchange Funding for Smaller Providers.

Annie Davis
Workroom Resident
Blue Skye
Workroom Resident
Charley Dyson
Workroom Resident
Emmelines Kwaan
Workroom Resident
Hannah Cade
Workroom Resident
Hannah Harvey
Workroom Resident
Megan Trapnell
Workroom Resident
Molly Erin Mc Carthy
Workroom Resident
Natalia Lombardi
Textile Designer & Researcher
Nicola Rickard01
Workroom Resident
Samuel Grotzke
Workroom Resident
Stacey Hunter
Workroom Resident
Sunny Wu
Workroom Resident
Zoe Crewe
Workroom Resident