Ben Eastop and Mark Nader: setting up artist studios

Is it important to have a studio after graduating and how can you go about getting one? What might you need from a studio and how can you ensure you get this?

We looked at the options from large studio providers that guarantee long-term studios, to young artists getting together, finding and transforming empty spaces into studios and the latest developments in studio provision. This session included presentations by Ben Eastop and Mark Nader.

Mark Nader is an artist and a studio/exhibitions manager. Nader graduated in 2008 from Central St Martins and through an organic process of working towards sustaining a career in the arts, he has now managed to balance life as an Artist, Curator, Gallery Manager, Studio Manager and a Teaching Fellow in Art at Reading University. His path through this wide range of arts careers has culminated in helping setting up a recent a graduate scheme for artist studios, including his own studio space Collective Studios (umbrellaed by ACAVA) and its attached gallery Studio One.

Ben Eastop is an independent art consultant specialising in commissioning and curating contemporary art beyond the gallery and art institution, working collaboratively with artists and other partners in the UK and internationally.


Making Space was programmed by Artquest as part of Artsmart at University of the Arts London. It took place on Wednesday 25 June 2014 at University of the Arts London

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