Funds opportunities for growth

One of the benefits of becoming a resident at The Studio is accessing specialist knowledge on current and relevant funds that can take your business to the next level. We also run the Studio Innovation Fund, providing potential funding for residents to explore creative technology solutions that address pressing social issues.

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Studio Innovation Fund

We launched the Studio Innovation Fund in 2021 to help creative tech start-ups recover after the Covid-19 pandemic.

The fund has now supported a total of 21 creative tech projects that address social causes, with £100k of funding.

These projects have helped young people re-engage with learning through the creative use of AI; helped visually impaired people connect with each other through sound and movement; made theatre productions more accessible for neurodivergent artists; and raised awareness of the unethical patenting of botany and the indigenous communities affected via AR and performance. The fund has had a significant impact on our Residents’ businesses and the wider community.

The awardees of the 2024 Studio Innovation Fund have now been announced!

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The Studio offers successful applications to START a 6-month Studio Residency, which includes producer support, access to the business growth network as well as immersive and creative tech to use within your enterprise.




FWD is a collaboration between Bath Spa University, B&NES Council, Bath College and University of Bath that brings together science, arts, creativity, and technology. Learners have the opportunity choose one or two courses from the four pathways: Digital, Entrepreneurship, Health and Sustainability. Each course consists of three weeks of teaching and two weeks of project work from an employer.



WECA's Creative Growth Programme

The West of England Combined Authority are one of 6 successful regions who have been awarded £1.275m from DCMS to support local creative businesses to unlock economic growth. The Create Growth Programme will build on the success of the Creative Scale Up Pilot (2019-2022) and aims to support high-growth creative businesses to scale and become investment ready through a targeted business support package. This includes, dedicated peer support, workshops and training, £2500 to spend on professional sector expertise.