Banks Mill Studios

Banks Mill Studios is an innovation space for creative and digital industries, located in a landmark building within the heart of Derby City Centre. 

Comprising of 38 clean and dirty studios and a ground floor gallery, Banks Mill offers stepped rents along with vital business support services and a connected community of peers to ensure success at all levels of enterprise growth. They have a diverse range of creative industry disciplines within Banks Mill – from jewellery makers to printmakers, computer games to fine artists. The residents and members are both University of Derby students and graduates, and creative entrepreneurs not connected with the University. 

Support Services

Banks Mill provides a nurturing and supportive environment for new creative businesses, increasing the potential for growth, success and sustainability.  The vibrant creative community helps to build confidence and explore ideas and opportunities. 

Support is available through the critical stages of start-up and growth, helping young businesses to flourish.  This assistance is provided right from the beginning, when an idea is just the seed of something great and guides you through business planning, launch and expansion.

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Banks Mill Showcase

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Open Studios

Every year we host our Open Studios event to enable our artists, designers, makers and creative services businesses to display their unique designs. Take a look at the highlights from our latest Open Studio event.

Banks Mill Open Studios 2021
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Erica Horne joins the Innovation Hothouse community

Erica Horne has recently joined the Banks Mill community as an affiliate member and is part of the Innovation Hothouse, a support network for University of Derby enterprising graduates. Erica runs CAD for Fashion which specialises in CAD training and tuition for the fashion and textiles industry.

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