The Studio, Bath Spa University's enterprise and innovation hub, won the Creative Space Award at the Creative Bath Awards last week.Sunday, 19 December, 2021
According to the judges, “the Studio has already played a key part in putting Bath on the map for creative tech innovation. They fulfil a vital role, clever use of its space despite the pandemic.”
Two Studio Residents were also successful on the night with House of Imagination winning the Creative Arts Organisation and Celestial who won both the Start Up and Innovation categories.
Another highlight was this year's award, which was designed by Bath Spa Product Design graduate Maggie David.
The Creative Bath Awards showcase Bath’s creative and tech businesses and organisations. Companies put themselves forward, and are then judged by an independent panel.
The Awards are organised by Creative Bath and are a representation of its main aims: to support local creative and tech companies; to share creative excellence, helping the sector to thrive; and to highlight that Bath is a leading creative city.
“Our Awards are tightly contested and greatly prized. Winning a Creative Bath Award is a powerful accolade,.” a Creative Bath spokesperson said.
Prof. Kate Pullinger, Academic Lead, at The Studio and Abigail Branagan, The Studio’s Manager, say they owe a huge thanks to their residents for their energy and drive.
"We are delighted that The Studio has won the Creative Space award,” Kate said. “Despite the pandemic, we have built an exciting incubation space and it's wonderful to have that achievement recognised.
“Studio Residents House of Imagination and Celestial were also recognised for their fantastic work over the last year. We look forward to continuing to grow our community, and opportunities for the creative tech sector, throughout 2022."
Studio Residents get access to a supportive network of innovators, thinkers, and entrepreneurs, free coworking desk space (including utility costs) in the city centre location for up to a year, specialist support and access to things like free workshops.
In return, residents are asked to engage with activity in the building, supporting fellow residents and helping to expand, grow and support their community. For more information, and to apply, visit the website.