Factory – Youth Entrepreneurship

The Factory is a creative space for arts and enterprise in Brixton. Its mission is to provide young people aged 16-25 with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art, design, music and media.

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 introduced 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 startup 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. Find out more about the programme here.

For more information please visit www.factory.org.uk


Our partnership includes the following organisations:

  • 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning
  • Photofusion
  • Raw Material
  • Ovalhouse
  • One Planet Ventures
  • Tree Shepherd
  • CarverHaggard
  • Meanwhile Space
  • Lambeth College
  • Jobcentre Plus