This guide by Jonathan Waring covers the process of establishing a studio group: from having the initial idea, bringing together a likeminded group of artists and getting hold of a space, to running the studios effectively on a day-to-day basis.
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Stephen Palmer explores the issues surrounding artists and their studios – from finances, time and work patterns and location to group set-ups and DIY options.
Art Gene combines a residency programme with links with education and plays an active part in local regeneration.
A small collective workspace in a converted barn in rural Lancashire.
Rodney Court is a proposed conversion of a Manchester tower block into live/work space for artists.
S1 Artspace provides studios for artists whose work is both contemporary and critically engaged.
TactileBOSCH is a studio group committed to experimentation, presentation and collaboration.
Valley Artists is a mix of established practitioners, recent graduates and current students.
Occupation Studios is a case study in cooperative survival in the urban regeneration landscape.
Out of the Blue has thrived through establishing a diversity of activities and income streams.
DAW adapted a successful model of an open studios event for a rural location.
Temporary studios can be a useful option for creating project-specific work.
How a partnership with their local university helped FusionARTS secure studio premises.
Gasworks is part of an international network of independent studios around the globe.
Nottingham Studios Consortium is an example of the ‘strength in numbers’ approach in making the case for studio provision.
How education work has contributed to this studio’s success.
CRATE successfully accessed economic development and regeneration funds to buy a building.
Paul Glinkowski looks at the UK studio landscape, highlighting successful new studio models. He also offers advice to artists wanting to set-up their own group.
East Street Arts (ESA) is a model example of what the purchase and refit of studios involves.
More than just a studios building, Stroud Valleys Artspace (SVA) represents a hub for artists in the area.
Studio-based artists have been made vulnerable by the recent property boom as run-down former industrial buildings attract developers with an eye for a lucrative conversion. Some studio providers though, have managed to stay put and in some cases have moved on to better premises. Paul Glinkowski offers this progress report on artist-led studios projects in Leeds and in Stroud.
Nina Madden investigates the Acme Fire Station Residency and Bursary Scheme.
Rosemary Shirley visits Reading-based gallery and studio complex Open Hand Open Space and discovers what makes the organisation tick.
Recent developments at the APT studios and gallery at Creekside in Deptford are establishing it as one of the most exciting artists’ workspaces in London. And artist-run Temple Arts Group in Bethnal Green is establishing links between the London art community and residents in the East End.
Whilst safe working practice is largely a matter of common sense, it is also a legal and professional issue. This guide by David Pope introduces the key legislation and offers practical advice on risk assessment.