Browse through our directory of resident, member and affilate artists, makers and designers.
Banks Mill Studios remains open to our businesses with measures in place to provide a safe and socially distanced creative environment. Visitors will be permitted back into the building as laid out by the Government roadmap.
If you are interested in a studio space please do get in touch.
The stepped rental packages and range of business support services means everything about Banks Mill is designed to give you the opportunity to grow.
The University of Derby’s business support and incubation service are here to give you the best possible chance of success, helping you access all the support you need to establish and grow your business, wherever you are located.
We can support you and your business through the critical stages of start-up and growth, helping you to flourish. We’ll help you right from the beginning, when your idea is just the seed of something great, guiding you through business planning, launch and expansion.
Whatever stage you’re at on your business journey, we offer a range of support and guidance and access to business growth workshops to help you achieve your ambitions. And you don’t have to be based here in Derby, most of our services are also available online, so you can access them from wherever you are based.
Craig Barker is the managing director of creative design agency Koobr and is a former University of Derby graduate.
Koobr occupied a studio in Banks Mill from 2014 - 2016.
Pandora and Anna from Green Door Printmaking Studio talk about being part of the Banks Mill community:
Stevie Davies, a contemporary glass artist and tutor, has recently begun a new and exciting endeavour.
Inspired by her children, Alison Potter designs and prints t-shirts and sweatshirts for mums and their children, individually screen printing each