What is UAL Incubator: Launch?
UAL Incubator: Launch is a 10-week programme open to Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon College of Arts undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating in 2023 and alumni who finished studying at one of the 3 colleges in the last 2 years (2021 - 2023).
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.
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:
- Earth: Environmental sustainability
- Equity: Social justice
- Economy: Responsible use of emerging technology.
We prioritise sustainable proposals, that demonstrate a commitment to generating both social and economic value.
Applications for the programme will open in June 2023.
Who can apply?
UAL Incubator: Launch is open to graduates and alumni who finished their studies at Camberwell, Chelsea or Wimbledon Colleges of Arts in the last 2 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 LGBTQIA+, female and disabled founders.
UAL Incubator benefits
Graduates who win a place on UAL Incubator: Launch will be offered the unique opportunity to rent subsidised studio and work space with access to state-of-the-art making facilities at Greencoat, UAL's recently renovated space in Camberwell. Graduates will receive a discount of 66% off market rate for comparable facilities.
Participants on the programme will also benefit from interactive workshops and talks by guest speakers for the duration of the programme.
UAL Incubator: Launch will take a blended approach of online one-to-ones and in-person workshops at Greencoat Studios, Wilson Road, Camberwell.
If you are interested in being notified when applications open please email firstname.lastname@example.org.