We provide affordable studios, build networks, and offer support, learning and facilities to inspire everyone to realise their creative potential.
It’s vital that Plymouth and the SW has a vibrant art and making culture that keeps creative jobs in the region, and we are here to help every maker in their journey.
Making strengthens communities; it gives people confidence and a voice: have your voice heard through our unrivalled programme of masterclasses, tutorials, exhibitions and events.
We also offer support for those looking to take their creative practice to the next step, book an individual mentoring session with a member of Real Ideas staff to see how you can turn your creative hobby into a thriving business!
Already running a successful creative business but need help to take the next step? Use our stunning spaces to host clients, connect with others and grow your business.
Interested in finding out more about flexible and dedicated studio space?
We’re working on some new opportunities to launch in the new year. Sign-up for updates and opportunities. We’ll only be in touch once we have the information ready to share.
Our campus is home to a range of events and workshops for creatives, makers and artists whatever your interest, age or level of experience. From Specialist print making festivals like Print in Action, maker markets, creative clubs for young artists, networking sessions for creatives or creative open days for families.
We have a full programme of events on in our spaces. Find out more about what’s on and the activities you can be apart of. There’s something for everyone.
Find out more about Print in Action, Plymouth’s first ever print festival. The event took place in October 2022 and was a great success!
Receive updates and announcements from Real Ideas on upcoming creative events including workshops, art and making events, cultural experiences, exhibitions, talks and discussions, creative opportunities as well as so much more!