Studio space to let, for professional artists and makers looking to develop their practice
RENT STUDIO SPACE
INDIVIDUAL STUDIO SPACES TO RENT
Making Space has seven individual studio spaces to let on site. Professional artists and makers looking to develop their practice and/or business can apply to rent a studio for an initial two years. As well as having a professional space to think and make, they have access to the knowledge and networks of staff, trustees and freelancers, as well as opportunities to earn income from teaching, project work, sales and commissions.
Our studios are approximately 16 square metres, with 24/7 access, parking, heating, lighting, water, and internet/phone points. Prices range from £159 each (with 2 people sharing) to £214 a month (individual tenancy), plus metered bills. Each studio has a bespoke gate designed by renowned artist Jacqui Poncelet.
THE MAKING SPACE STUDIOS ARE AVAILABLE FOR LONG-TERM OR SHORT-TERM RENTALS. FOR DIFFERENT OPTIONS, PLEASE SEE BELOW:
LONG AND SHORT TERM RENTAL OPTIONS
LONG TERM LEASES
From 1+ Year
Long-term leases are for those who are ready to take their creative business to the next stage. The creative community here is very motivated and driven, producing high quality, original contemporary work.
SHORT TERM LEASES
From 1-11 Months
Short-term leases are ideal for anyone wanting to take their work to the next level, or simply seeking a concentrated, productive time outside of a home studio environment. You might be working towards an exhibition or event and need a secure and safe space to produce work on a larger scale.
HEAR WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT OUR STUDIOS
“I have been practicing gilding for over 10 years. However, most of my work was elsewhere, on site, as I could only do a little bit from home. From the moment I rented a studio at Making Space, my workload increased significantly. I am now able to entertain clients at a venue secure in the knowledge that I have a professional storefront. The help and guidance I’ve received from the management and other artists, has given a tremendous boost to my confidence and understanding of arts in the workplace. Not only am I more involved with the community, but I have a personal area where I can safely leave my work in situ until the next day without worries about jammy fingers being spread all over it! As a result, I have had my professional life boosted in every possible area.”
Richard Walker, Current Tenant
“The studio’s at Making Space are modern, bright and airy, I could instantly see myself working there! Having my studio at Making Space has made a huge difference to my practice; my business sales increased and I’ve been taken more seriously as a professional practitioner as well as a workshop leader. The dedicated space has enabled me to experiment and try out new ways of working that I was restricted in doing so before; this has improved the quality of my work significantly. Since I began my studio lease I have felt much more independent, confident and happy and it has given me the boost to push myself further.”
Kate Bishop, Past Tenant
“Being able to walk in and have everything; from equipment, fabric and ideas to hand allowed me to get straight on with my work, I had less distractions and better concentration whilst working. Making Space gave me the freedom to be creative, network and expand professionally. Having more space to work on pieces independently meant increased productivity, greater creativity and my practice developing. Since I got my studio I have had more confidence in my work”
Catrin Dudfield, Past Tenant
INTERESTED IN RENTING A STUDIO SPACE?
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TEACHING & OTHER ACTIVIES
You don’t have to be based on site to be part of our creative community. Making Space work with a pool of artist tutors to run our education and outreach programme. To find out more about this and accessing our networking & professional development activities click here.