Arts University Plymouths Workroom at Light Studios in Plymouth


Creative business incubation

Arts University Plymouth’s Workroom is a creative business incubation programme in Plymouth, supporting graduates to develop and grow the next generation of creative business start-ups.

<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 hot-desking spaces and bookable access to workshops, studios and specialist equipment within Arts University Plymouth.</p> <p dir="ltr">The scheme 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.<br /></p>
<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">hot desking space at Arts University Plymouth's main Tavistock Place campus, as well as space to book meeting rooms and conferencing equipment, and informal flexible meeting spaces across the campus,</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 Arts University schemes and services including the Library, Refectory and Digital Print Bureau,</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">bike storage and shower facilities for Workroom residents wishing to cycle (or run) to the University,</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>
I’m so grateful for the opportunities that were offered to me during my time in Workroom. Within three months I was able to leave my retail job and make the transition to become a full-time illustrator. Things have moved much faster than I expected.
Blue Skye, BA (Hons) Illustration graduate