The Studio in Bath launches a £25k Fund to support the local Creative Tech sector

For the second year running, The Studio in Bath, Bath Spa University’s research and innovation hub, has launched a Fund to help B&NES-based creative technology micro-businesses, freelancers, and third sector organisations recover from the detrimental effects of the pandemic. This £25,000 fund will be split into grants ranging from £1,000 and £5,000.

Supported by Bath Spa University’s Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries (CCCI), the Fund’s key areas of focus are inclusion, environmental sustainability, and innovation. These link with the recovery ambitions of the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). All proposals will need to focus on at least one of these areas.

Professor Kate Pullinger, Academic Lead at The Studio and Director of CCCI, says “Freelancers and micro-businesses within the creative industries sector continue to be negatively impacted by the pandemic. To help support the ongoing recovery of the sector in B&NES, The Studio is looking to fund creative technology projects that explore a specific area of research or help stimulate business growth.”

Projects can be either research-based or business-led. Examples of this include but are not limited to, creating a research paper, a prototype or product, a business plan, a marketing strategy, or profile-raising activity.

Find out more about the Fund here. Proposals need to be submitted by 5pm on Monday 21 March.