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Incubate UAL

What is Incubate UAL?

Incubate UAL is a 6 month programme open to Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon College of Arts undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating in 2022 and alumni who finished studying at one of the 3 colleges in the last 5 years (2017 - 2021).

The programme has been designed specifically for creative graduates who have an idea and are just starting out or need support to develop their early-stage business.

We will help you hone your entrepreneurial skills to develop to the next level. We will take you through the business basics to set up and grow within a supportive, creative environment.

Participants on the programme are matched with a business coach and benefit from interactive workshops and talks by guest speakers over a period of 6 months.

Applicants need to address at least one of 3 core challenges via their businesses (either through the idea itself, or the business model), these core challenges are:

  • Economy: Responsible use of emerging technology
  • Earth: Environmental sustainability
  • Equity: Social justice.

We prioritise sustainable proposals, that demonstrate a commitment to generating both social and economic value.

Who can apply?

Incubate UAL is open to students and alumni who finished their studies at Camberwell, Chelsea or Wimbledon Colleges of Arts in the last 5 years.

The programme aims to promote and progress diversity in the creative and digital industries and graduates who meet one or more of the following criteria are particularly encouraged to apply:

  • Your parent(s) or guardian(s) have not completed a university degree
  • You are from a Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or LatinX background
  • You are from a low-income background
  • You have received a UAL Bursary
  • You are a care leaver or care giver

We also welcome applications from graduates who are under-represented in the digital industries including LGBTQI+, female and disabled founders.

Location

Incubate UAL will take a blended approach of online one-to-ones and in-person workshops at Greencoat Studios, Wilson Road, Camberwell.

Key dates

Incubate UAL applications are now closed for our 2022 programme.

If you are interested in being notified when applications open in 2023 please email incubator@arts.ac.uk.