KickStART Creative Lab | Connect, Collaborate and Create (5 – 7 Nov 2021)

Are you ready to shape the future of the creative industries? Would you like the chance to build connections with other creative arts students?

The KickStART Creative Lab is an opportunity for students across the arts to join together in a weekend of collaborative workshops, skills development and learning for future creative industry leaders. This is a unique opportunity to meet and work with fellow students from Royal Northern College of Music, University of the Arts London and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama to explore and develop innovative and creative ideas and projects. The schedule will feature interactive sessions, talks and Q&A sessions with exciting guests from a variety of creative practices who have established their unique space and position within the creative industries in the UK.

Why get involved with the KickStART Creative Lab?

You will:

  • Develop ideas for your artistic projects
  • Explore ways to build a sustainable livelihood in the arts
  • Make contacts for future collaborations
  • Build on and extend your current skills in business planning, leadership and team working
  • Get feedback and guidance from experienced professionals from across the creative industries


Applications are now open and close in mid-October. 

Email [email protected] for further info on how to apply or to register your interest.

Who can apply?

The KickStART Creative Lab is open to RNCM students who, as of November 2021, are:

    • 3rd or 4th year undergraduate students
    • on a taught MA programme
    • part of the graduating class of 2021

How to apply

Interested, and want to hear more before applying? Register your interest, and sign up to the StART mailing list for further details.

Want to apply and get involved? Please complete the application form before mid-October. Password: StARTnovember

Apply here

Students wishing to get involved need to complete the application form linked above, and use the password to gain access. Applications for places on the KickStART Creative Lab are open from Friday 7 May 2021 and the deadline to apply is mid-October 2021. Places for the core timetabled sessions are available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, but we will operate a reserves list. We aim to engage and accommodate as many students as possible for this weekend of activity. Please note: some sessions within the schedule will be open access, meaning students and the wider public can access them (for example, the keynote speaker sessions will be streamed).

Got a question? Email Ava at [email protected] with any questions you have!

Many thanks,
Ava, Michelle and the StART team.