Reaching beyond accepted thinking and conventional ways of working

Stride makes space for creativity and innovation to thrive in South London. We create opportunity, develop talent and support creative and tech enterprises.

Support to start and grow your creative business

NX Hub at Goldsmiths, University of London

Apply for an intensive programme of expert business support, advice and mentoring with NX Hub at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Support to start and grow your creative business

University of the Arts London: Creative Futures

Free 12-month business support programme from the largest specialist art and design University in Europe.

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Support to start and grow your creative business

DOES Ltd: business support for creative entrepreneurs

Practical business support for young black entrepreneurs from the South London boroughs.

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Knowledge Exchange

Barrier Breakers

Talent Scout: Discover opportunities, build your community and be inspired

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Studio Voltaire

Affordable artist's studios and new gallery space opening this year in Clapham.

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Success story

Meet Letitia Seglah

Letitia and her co-founders met at OneTech’s StartUp 54, an intensive 3 day event bringing tech entrepreneurs together to form teams, come up with ideas and build a start up from scratch. They formed Finanshria, an online marketplace to match the Islamic community with Islamic finance solutions.

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Knowledge Exchange Event

Barrier Breakers: Talent Scout

Here are the highlights from our fantastic Barrier Breakers: Talent Scout event - taking a frank look at the issues, debating solutions, championing underserved creative and tech talent, inspiring communities and celebrating successes.

_Latest news & events
Event / Wed 27 Oct 2021

How to build a website for your business

Creating your own website isn't as scary as you think!

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Support for your creative or tech business / Mon 11 Oct 2021

Three fantastic new projects that will help you build your creative business

Stride announces three new Creative Grassroots Business Support Fund partnerships.

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Event / Thu 14 Oct 2021

New exhibition marks the reopening of 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning

Breaking the Mould: New Signatures from the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Workspace / Thu 07 Oct 2021

Studio Voltaire reopens after a major £2.8 million investment

Leading not–for–profit arts organisation Studio Voltaire reopens this week following a transformative £2.8 million capital project.

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Creative / Wed 06 Oct 2021

Meet the artists benefitting from affordable space at Studio Voltaire

To celebrate the launch of Studio Voltaire's new artist's workspace, Stride interviewed two local artists who call the studios home to find out what having access to affordable space means to them.

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Workspace / Thu 09 Sep 2021

Studio Voltaire and Wandsworth LGBTQ+ Forum unveil Rainbow Plaque dedicated to My Beautiful Laundrette film

Studio Voltaire and Lambeth Council team up with LGBTQ+ Forum to mark the historical film site with a plaque

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_So far we have delivered

800+ ››

Over 800 attendees at 4 knowledge exchange events

55k ››

Over 55,000 sq ft new workspace

450+ ››

Over 450 new jobs in South London

400+ ››

Over 400 entrepreneurs and businesses supported

_Who is Stride?

Backed by the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Wandsworth. Stride campaigns to build networks that inspire imaginations, encourage collaboration and the exchange of knowledge.

We want South London to be a leading centre for innovation, now and long into the future.

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