Welcome to the Depot

Built in 1907 as a station for the Richmond-Ashland trolley line, the Depot has undergone a state-of-the-art renovation, which has modernized the building while preserving its historical character. The Depot houses a new facility dedicated to interdisciplinary collaborations, events and creative entrepreneurship education.

RESEARCH

The Depot building provides a co-working environment for the VCUarts Undergraduate Research Grant program - providing $30,000 in student funding per year with the purpose of encouraging curiosity, creativity, risk-taking and scholarly investigation.

INNOVATION

The Depot houses the CoLab, an anti-disciplinary internship program that provides students the opportunity to develop career-ready skills and create value in organizations and professions through innovative, team-based, project development.

DISCOVERY

The Depot offers students, faculty, alumni and other collaborators an opportunity to further investigate how new technologies can inform the creative process. Join us for Tech Tuesdays as our Technologists demystify the use of The Depot's 3D printing facilities, motion capture and lighting system and the new cyc wall and green screen facilities.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Depot is the headquarters for the new VCUarts Creative Entrepreneurship program, a transformative model for higher education that prepares VCUarts students to lead their own careers and lives in innovative, entrepreneurial ways.

COLAB

 

WORK ON A TEAM AND DEFEAT AMBIGUITY WITH INNOVATION.

 

Discover Colab

Entrepreneurship

LEARN ABOUT ENTREPRENEURSHIP PRACTICE, NOT THEORY.

Discover Entrepreneurship

OUR TEAM

Matt Woolman

Executive Director of Entrepreneurship Associate Professor

Jeff Foster

Business Development Liaison

Jill Ware

Events Coordinator & Building Manager

John Blatter

Interdisciplinary Technologist

Andrew Ilnicki

Director of Academic Technology

Andrea Alvarez

Gallery Manager