The Studio

The Studio at Palace Yard Mews is Bath Spa University’s city centre home for innovation, research, and enterprise.

The Studio provides a space for local micro-businesses, Bath Spa University students, academics, and graduates to work on projects and ideas which focus on creativity and technology. It is also a venue to share learning through regular workshops, events and activities which are open to the wider community.

Our values

Coworking space is free and applications are encouraged from people who share The Studio’s values as outlined below:

  • Inclusive: we engage with a broad range of people across multiple sectors
  • Interdisciplinary: we support innovation and enterprise across disciplines
  • Practice-based: we make and do stuff
  • Entrepreneurial: we create sustainable work that has lasting impact in the world 
  • Collaborative: we are in this space because we believe we work better when we work together
  • Creative: we are interested in exploring how technology can expand and augment creativity

Our residents

Find out more about the micro-businesses, Bath Spa University students, academics and graduates who make up The Studio.

Our offer to residents

As a resident of The Studio you’ll benefit from:

  • Access to a supportive network of innovators and thinkers
  • Free coworking desk space (including utility costs) in our city centre location for up to 12 months
  • Free WIFI access
  • Bookable meeting rooms and breakout spaces
  • Free workshops and events

In return we ask residents to play an active part in The Studio, through engaging with activity in the building, supporting fellow residents, and in doing so, helping  to expand, grow and support The Studio’s community. The Studio also provides fixed desk space on the second floor which are charged on a monthly basis.

Apply to be a resident

You can apply to be a resident via our online form. Applications are open throughout the year and are reviewed every two weeks.

Research projects

There are several initiatives being run out of The Studio:

The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) is a £6.5 million Research England funded project to expand the use of creative technologies across the south west of England. The project is a joint venture between Bath Spa University, UWE, University of Plymouth, Falmouth University, Watershed in Bristol and Kaleider in Exeter and will run to April 2021.

Bristol + Bath Creative R+D project is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between digital creativity centre Watershed and the region’s four universities - UWE Bristol, Bath Spa, the University of Bath and the University of Bristol - intends to break down doors, connecting the worlds of university research and creative business to develop a shared vision for tomorrow’s creative industries.

Paper Nations is a creative writing incubator, commissioning writers throughout the South West of England to create new work, nurturing local communities of support for writers, and creating multi-channel partnerships to showcase new writing internationally.

How to find us

The Studio is based at 10 Palace Yard Mews in the centre of Bath. We are a 10 minute walk from Bath Spa train station.

If you are arriving by car the closest car park is the Charlotte Street car park, which is a few minutes walk away.

There is an entry system on the main front door to the Studio. To contact The Studio office press the first floor buzzer for entry. The ground floor of the building is fully accessible and if you have any questions or access needs that you would like to discuss before your visit, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Studio blog archive

The Studio Breathes

Dave Webb, a resident at The Studio, Bath Spa’s Enterprise and Innovation Hub talks about his project: The Studio Breathes.

My summer at The Studio

Bath Spa Student, Sara Eribo, tells us about her Summer Placement with The Studio at Palace Yard Mews.

A new era of the shoe

An interview with Studio resident Alex Witty.

People will change the world

An interview with Vice-Chancellor Professor Sue Rigby.

Freelancing and entrepreneurship

Gemma catches up with Charlotte Godfrey, Employability Consultant at Bath Spa University.

The Little Lost Robot

Writer-in-residence Gemma Wynton learns how lost robots are helping to make technology more accessible.

Dancing drones

Tony and his team are developing a new kind of performance, bringing not just dynamic lighting and special effects to the stage, but breathing life into the technology itself to enhance visual performances.

Why write in residence?

Writer in Residence Gemma explains her role at The Studio.

Behind The Studio

Gemma catches up with director of The Studio, Kate Pullinger, to give you a clear cut and fun discussion on what the work of The Studio really means, and how Kate went from solo-writing novels to leading the team.

Introducing the creatives

Gemma Wynton, Writer in Residence at The Studio in Palace Yard Mews and second-year Creative Writing and Publishing student, will be giving us her insights into some of the work of the Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries team. This is her first blog post.

For further information about The Studio email: thestudio@bathspa.ac.uk or tel: 01225 876785

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