Although by no means automatic, many artists find themselves in need of a studio space, either temporarily or permanently.  Many artists do not require a studio – if their work is small, or can be managed at their home – or simply cannot afford one.

This section covers information and advice about what to expect if you do need a studio – particularly on the types of contracts you might encounter when renting one.

National Studios Forum

The ‘Creating Places’ conference held at Tate Modern in July 2003 explored the role of studio workspace provision for artists in the UK (reported in this column AM269). It presented a comprehensive ra …

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The ACME of Artlaw

The general public does not generally think of the law as a creative tool but rather as something to be avoided at all costs – except perhaps when buying residential property or making a will. In the …

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Studios

Studios Can I negotiate the lease / licence with my prospective landlord? What counts as an affordable rent? How much deposit would I expect to pay? What other costs might I be liable for when renting …

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Space Race: Part 2

Development Consultants David Powell is an independent property consultant and offered constructive perspectives and advice. There are 250 studio organisations in the UK, together offering 10,000 stud …

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Space Race: Part 1

Tate Modern recently hosted a national conference profiling the role of studio and workspace provision for artists in the UK. ‘Creating Places’ was jointly funded by Arts Council England (ACE), the Cu …

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Lofty Ideals

Studio space and living space, separate or combined, is essential and can be very difficult for visual artists to come by. ‘What kind of house is this, ‘ he said. ‘Where I have come to roam?’ ‘It’s no …

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