In my area there are co-working spaces for creatives. It's not a studio, it's many small creative businesses sharing a space so it feels like a studio. You end up a with a good cross-section of the creative...
Don't know if there are any in-store display people here but this is an industry award contest encompassing many categories. http://www.instorexpo.com/designoftimes/
Deadline extended to June 8
You gotta be serious to want this one. $$$