Eastleigh is proving itself as a successful hub for creative and cultural businesses, particularly start-up and emerging companies.
With the only purpose built creation space attached to a theatre in the country, a new centre for designer makers and a digital tech hub, it has facilities available to support a wide range of creative companies. And it does not stop there; as there is tailored business support to ensure those creative businesses have the best chance of success.
Having so many creative businesses in the region guarantees there is a buzz around the place, with plenty of premieres of new work, festivals, open studios and workshops to entertain and engage; Eastleigh is becoming a real cultural centre.
Recent research suggests that the creative industries sector contributes a massive £76.9 billion to the UK economy every year which accounts for £8.8 million per hour
Through a mix of specialist creative hubs and development programmes backed by local, national and European funding agencies, Eastleigh Borough Council promotes new business start-ups and growth in the creative industries.
Online resource for artists and creative businesses
Whether you are an artist, a creative business owner or just want to find out more about the local creative industries sector in Eastleigh Borough then the Creative Eastleigh website is for you. Join their mailing list, add your profile to promote your arts or creative business, learn about creative hubs and find out about the latest news, events, training and opportunities.
Creative Hubs in Eastleigh Borough
The Point offers apprenticeships in technical theatre, work placements and internships in dance, drama development, events management, PR and marketing.
The Point has a leading Associate Artist Scheme for new companies working in dance, theatre and digital media.
Eastleigh's specialist studios and production house at The Sorting Office provide state-of-the-art facilities to some of Hampshire's most innovative artists and designer-makers.