The Art House provides studios and programmes offering time, space and support for artists and associates to progress their creative, critical practice and professional careers.
Prices start from £60 per month (including utilities)
The Art House studios are home to over 50 artists, makers and creative businesses at all stages of their careers, working across all media. Available as individual and shared spaces, ranging from 9 to 50 square metres studios are secure and accessible 7-days a week. Most have excellent natural light and some studios have additional facilities such as extractor fans, sinks and extra-large doors.
Studios are subsidised, making them accessible for artists who would otherwise find it difficult to afford working space. A commercial rate is applicable to creative businesses.
All studio holders have access to kitchen facilities, free wi-fi and post management as well as exclusive discounts for our shop, coffee house and meeting room hire.
In addition to offering quiet places to work, The Art House facilitates a vibrant creative environment of peer support and collaboration, with a rolling programme of events and residencies that foster national and international connections with artists, curators and sector professionals.
Studio spaces are awarded following an application which is assessed by the studio selection panel. This panel is made up of our Chief Executive/Artistic Director, Programme Director, other members of the team and studio holders.
Please note, our expression of interest form is available to download in large print from the Studio Application Process section of this page.
Studio Application Selection Criteria
The Art House is committed to ensuring that everyone we work with and provide services for is treated equally, without discrimination on any grounds. When reviewing studio applications, the following points are taken into consideration:
– Quality of work
– How relevant the area of practice or work is to The Art House
– Need for physically accessible facilities
– How often the applicant intends to use the space
– Intention for space (i.e. working rather than storage)
– Ambition for career progression/organisational development in the creative industries
– Degree to which The Art House can support an applicant’s development
– Degree to which the applicant can support the The Art House community
– Application status (i.e. individual/collective/organisations). We aim to maintain a balance of individual artist/makers and organisations.
In order to limit unconscious bias in the selection process, we remove all information that reveals protected characteristics and personally identifiable information from applications before they are sent to our selection panel.
A positive action policy for studio applications helps to address the underrepresentation of disabled artists in the studios. When a disabled candidate scores equally well as non-disabled applicants in the review process they will be given first refusal on the studio space.
Studio Application Process
Please complete an expression of interest form to be added to our studio waitlist.
Everyone on the waitlist will be contacted when a studio becomes available for applications. Full details and images of the studio will be shared along with an application form.
Those interested in the studio will submit a completed application form. They will be contacted once the closing date for applications has passed and a selection has been made.
Members of The Art House staff team will review the anonymised applications. The Art House selection criteria will be followed to identify the successful applicant/s.
Selected applicant/s will be notified. Upon them confirming acceptance of the studio, unsuccessful applicants will be notified and given the option to remain on the waitlist.
Please contact us to discuss alternative formats of registering your interest if you face barriers to submitting online.
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