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Innovation Studio

Bournemouth Emerging Acts Fringe

Industry-engagement and our strong maker culture puts collaboration at the heart of everything we do.

Bournemouth Emerging Acts Fringe

Developing regional talent. Supported by European Regional Development Funding (ERDF).

Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe, better known as ‘BEAF’ is a collective of artists collaborating with local communities and local talent to develop new work. The 2018 festival saw 500 performers, singers, musicians, DJs, poets, painters, dancers, comedians, digital artists, illustrators, sculptures, filmmakers, actors, puppeteers, magicians, writers, photographers, kids entertainers putting on 100 events at 50 venues across Bournemouth.

BEAF was supported by Arts Council England and the Bournemouth Coastal Bid.

As well as many students and staff participating in creating work for and running the festival, Arts University Bournemouth also sponsored commissioning work from new artists.

European Regional Development Funds

This project is supported through match-funding by the England European Regional Development Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. This fund was established by the European Union to help local areas stimulate their economic development. This investment will help to support innovation, businesses, skills and employment to improve local growth and create jobs. For more information visit www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.

Explore the Innovation Studio

Innovation Studio, photographed by Richard Bryant. Photo of an exterior wall with two reverse-L shaped windows and three semi-circle panels visible. A person walks past towards the right.

Overview

The Innovation Studio operates as a lab for creative technologies, a nucleus for start-ups and enterprises and an industry engagement hub.

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Events and workshops

A series of workshops and lectures for industry professionals to develop innovation and creative capabilities.

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Projects

Take a look at some of our recent collaborative projects with external partners and businesses

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Associate Programme

Our Associate Programme offers membership of our Innovation Studio to regional businesses seeking research and development support.

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Pre Start-Up Programme

Our Pre Start-Up Programme offers membership for creative individuals or businesses looking to develop new products or services.

Innovation Studio, photographed by Richard Bryant. Photo of an interior space, with several people sat working at tables. A rectangle-shaped railing is in the middle of the room.

Creative Technologies

The Innovation Studio features state-of-the-art equipment and digital resources, and the latest manufacturing technology.