Factory – Youth Entrepreneurship


The Factory is a space for arts and enterprise, a platform for launching new creative businesses, and an agency for emerging talent. Factory is a bridge to industry, a place where young people with creative ambitions can practice, refine, then deliver a new product or service to market.

We believe that engagement in the creative process is a powerful force for social change and that creative entrepreneurship is a productive and life changing opportunity for young people and their communities.

The Factory introduces youth creativity to the business world by building relationships that enable young people to work on real jobs for real clients through co- production with industry professionals as well as developing their own products and services. Offering apprenticeships, work experience, business start up advice, mentoring and short courses, the Factory is an innovative model supporting the economic growth of young people and assisting them to develop careers and small businesses in the creative and cultural industries.


The Factory is a partnership of arts, enterprise and education organisations:

198 Contemporary Arts and Learning
Raw Material
Hatch Enterprises
You Make It
Cockpit Arts


Development of the Factory has been made possible with support from:


Comic Relief
Department for Communities and Local Government
London Community Foundation
Reach Fund

Arts Council England

Walcot Foundation

Peter Cruddas Foundation

To shop and for more information please visit www.factory.org.uk