Free studio space for emerging artists in central London

ASC is pleased to share an opportunity for temporary free studio spaces dedicated to emerging artists and makers in central London. Based in Holborn, the studios would be available from March to October 2024, in the aim of supporting early career artists and makers who may otherwise have financial barriers to accessing a studio space.

ASC is a charity that provides affordable creative workspace across London, founded in 1995 by artists to support artists and makers in becoming self-sufficient in their practice.

Who are we looking for

We are seeking applications from early career artists and makers who are dedicated to developing an artistic practice or career but do not have the means to sustain a studio space.


  • Recent graduate (2021 onwards) from an arts course or degree; OR have no formal education but committed to developing an artistic practice 
  • You do not currently have a studio, and finance has been a barrier to sustaining a studio in the past 3 years
  • We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants from backgrounds that are underrepresented in creative fields
  • We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who are resident in or have ties to the local Camden borough

About the studios

  • Up to 25 individual artist/maker studios in Georgian townhouse, varying sizes, most with natural light
  • Available from mid-March to mid-October 2024 (up to 7 months), 7 days access with daytime hours
  • Close to Holborn and Chancery Lane stations
  • £150 refundable deposit* at the start of tenancy
  • Free rent and services/utilities (including wifi, heating, electricity, water, security)
  • Cycle storage in building
  • Artists will receive priority for future studio spaces with ASC
  • Access to a project space for creative and community activities
  • Opportunity to take part in a final exhibition to conclude your tenancy

*Please indicate in your application if the deposit required would be a barrier to accessing the studio. ASC may be able to waive the deposit on a case by case basis.

Other key considerations:

  • Disability access with a lift to all floors
  • Not suitable for noisy, dusty or noxious practices
  • No kilns in studios

How to apply

Click here to access our application form (Google Form).

Deadline: 5pm, Wednesday 6th March

Potential decision date: Tuesday 12th March [Edit: Please note this has been delayed until late March]

Potential move-in date: Thursday 14th March [Edit: Please note this has been delayed until late March]

This application is only available for individual artists and makers. If you are a group that is interested in a free studio, please see ‘More Information’ below.

More Information

If you would like more information about the studio spaces or selection process, or require an alternative application format, please contact or call 020 7274 7474. Please mention whether you would require an offline PDF format for the application, or a 10 minute phone call to be scheduled with ASC.

We are also keen to work with artist groups, collectives and creative communities who are established in or around Camden and London but may not have been able to access studio space due to financial constraints. 

There is an opportunity for ASC to offer larger studio spaces for this purpose. If you fit into this category, please contact with some more information about your group and why you would benefit from a free studio space. 

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