Innovation Studio at The Creative School: Guide for Entrepreneurs

This guide for business owners covers current The Innovation Studio programs, including grants, incubators, and other types of in-kind support for entrepreneurs.

This is our dedicated “hub” page for The Innovation Studio programs for entrepreneurs. We’ll continuously update this page to reflect changes in programs – so bookmark this page and check back often for updates!

The Innovation Studio Mandate

Devoted to innovation in storytelling, music, fashion, design, and maker culture, The Innovation Studio at The Creative School provides support to forward-looking creators and entrepreneurs, including resources, programming and guidance within a supportive community environment.

The Innovation Studio helps emerging and established creative innovators to connect with each other, leverage new technologies, work across creative practices, develop new ways of engaging with audiences and customers, and advance the cultural sector.

Core to its mission is the belief that innovation is about seeing things in a new way: through a lens that is empathic, creative and inclusive. Within this definition, sometimes innovation requires the development or use of new technologies, while other times it is all about human connection and ingenuity.

Types of Support The Innovation Studio Offers

The Innovation Studio offers incubator programs, grants, and various different resources and benefits.

The Innovation Studio Programs

Below are links to The Innovation Studio’s specific programs:

  • The Design Fabrication Zone (DFZ) offers members access to networking, mentorship, workshops, industry partnerships and cross-disciplinary collaborations. It also provides access to traditional and digital fabrication technologies so that members can prototype and evaluate their designs.
  • The Fashion Zone, Canada’s fastest-growing incubator for fashion-inspired businesses, supports those who are committed to pushing the boundaries of their own ventures and the industry.
  • The Transmedia Zone is a hands-on, community-focused incubator that supports innovative storytelling across entertainment media platforms.
  • The Music Den develops economic, artistic and social opportunities for innovators in music, offering access to educational workshops, coworking space, studios and equipment, showcase opportunities, and a unique network of students, entrepreneurs and industry professionals.
  • Future Makers Incubation Grants aims to support companies and organizations in the creative industries future-proof their business models, forecasting trends and setting the bar for what the creative industries can be in Toronto and Canada.

The Innovation Studio Contact

The Creative School – Innovation Studio

110 Bond Street | Toronto, Ontario | M5B 1X8

Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 543309

Online contact form

The Innovation Studio Social Media:


Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *