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STEAMhouse Phase 1

2017 – 2020

STEAMhouse is a centre for creative innovation and cultural production. Developed by Eastside Projects in partnership with Birmingham City University, Based on Digbeth High Street it has 15,000 sq feet of space with a range of spaces including co-working, project spaces and the Production Space – a substantial, new makerspace with equipment and technicians to support production and prototyping in digital, wood, metal and print.

Who can use it?

Creative businesses, including self-employed, sole trading artists, designers and makers, can apply to join. Members can access a range of support, including the Open Route which has been designed to enable artists to test and prototype ideas and develop and produce new work by offering 12 months free access to the Production Space workshops and co-working space, alongside a programme of business support.

This access is complemented by a programme of talks, events, workshops and STEAMlabs – collaborative, cross disciplinary workshops which bring designers, entrepreneurs, creatives, academics, coders, artists, developers, scientists, manufacturers, health professionals and engineers together.

You can find out more about the support on offer, and STEAMhouse’s facilities in this short film made by Workshop Birmingham for Make Works.

STEAMhouse Phase One ran from 20117-20 and delivered a programme focussed on the development of new products and services – which Artists produce in the form of artworks, arts projects and creative services – and explored how collaboration across sectors and disciplines could help create new innovations and relationships.

The Phase 1.5 programme went live in 2020 and again focusses on the development of new products and services but this time focusses on the possibilities digital technologies offer for new ways of making. For more information visit the STEAMhouse website.