West York’s Export Labs


Across the programme we are looking for diversity of voice, insight and experience. We encourage applications from all sectors of the community, including company founders with the following backgrounds: Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic; disabled and neurodiverse people; companies founded by women.  

Criteria for applicant companies:


Applicant companies must be content creators in one of the following sectors: TV (working in all genres, scripted and non-scripted); social content; film; animation.


Applicant companies should be post-revenue. Please note there are a limited number of places available for start-ups - founders must have a minimum of two credits in a significant role.


Applicant companies must have their office HQ in the West Yorkshire region (the metropolitan boroughs of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield), and be able to demonstrate this. Though not in West Yorkshire, we can also accept a limited number of applications from companies based in York and Harrogate.


Applicant companies must have produced or co-produced Relevant Content. Relevant Content means a minimum of two projects which have been broadcast or distributed theatrically or received a significant digital release in the UK or global market in the last three years.

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