Artists Studio Company (ASC) is a London based registered charity founded in 1993. Our core aims are to support artists and makers, promote the arts and educate the public in the arts.
In answer to our aims ASC:
– Develops and manages ‘affordable’ workspace for artists, makers and arts organisations.
– Engages communities in outreach activities with educational programmes, working with schools, colleges and youth groups
– Hosts public art exhibitions and events
– Provides vital grant funding to support our artists and makers
ASC has grown into one of the largest affordable workspace providers in the UK, currently supporting more than 700 practitioners within 552 workspaces across nine buildings and spanning six London Boroughs. To date we have developed and managed a total of 22 buildings, 1360 workspaces spanning 9 London Boroughs.
We continue to play a major role supporting London’s creative talent, nurturing thousands of individuals and making a huge positive change to the capitals cultural landscape. We are very proud that a great many of our tenants have gone on to become household names. However we place greater value and believe deeply in fostering communities and in reaching out to people who might never have engaged in art.
We endeavour to provide the very best affordable workspaces that encourage a sense of community. All our buildings meet health and safety, fire safety and disability access legislation. All our workspace rents are at least 20% below market rent, the majority 30-40%, and 8 CEZ (Creative Enterprise Zone) funded places at 40% discount.
We aim to support creative people from all economic backgrounds and of course from all ethnic backgrounds. We strongly believe art can only be truly relevant when it is open to all.
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