Membership Packages

You don't have to be a resident to access the support options at Banks Mill Studios - you can also become a member or affiliate member:


Full Membership package

Becoming a member will give you access to a range of services and support:

£25 + VAT per month

  • One-to-one business advice appointments
  • Networking and business support events
  • Promotion of your business through our social networks
  • Directory listing on our website
  • Free membership to the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce
  • A postal address at one of our incubation centres


Affiliate membership package

For creative artists, designers and makers looking for a link to Banks Mill, its brand which is widely known for creativity and design talent, and the exhibitions and events associated with it, we offer the Banks Mill Affiliate membership package to creatives at any stage of their business:

£50 + VAT per annum

  • Opportunity to submit work for Banks Mill exhibitions and events including our annual Open Studios event (additional participation fees apply)
  • Your business and news stories promoted through our social networks and our monthly e-newsletter
  • Notification (by email) of exhibitions and events organised by Banks Mill and external organisations
  • Discount on workshop space
  • Free use of the Banks Mill foyer for solo exhibitions

We also offer a membership discount for current University of Derby students and recent graduates.

To find out more or request an application form please email us

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Information will be used by the University of Derby (as Data Controller) to make contact regarding this event only to confirm details of the event, let you know of any changes and to request feedback following the event.

We retain this data for up to 2 years, after such time it will be securely destroyed.

Our lawful basis for processing this data is consent.

As a data subject you can request withdrawal of consent at any time by contacting

Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) is Helen Rishworth on (01332) 591954. Alternatively you can email

Further information on how we handle your information can be found here on our website.