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Our community

Our community

Spike Island visitors to Reto Pulfer's exhibition (2015) Photograph by Max McClure

Spike Island is more than just a building.

It’s a space where artists, creative businesses, designers, students and writers can work together to make Bristol a great city to visit — and a great place to make art.

With over 70 affordable artists’ studios, Spike Island helps artists stay in Bristol. We provide space for emerging and established artists working across all media. Our community is a place where artists can develop their careers, knowledge and networks.

As well as our artists’ studios, we are home to a range of creative businesses, Spike Design, Spike Island café, and much more.

And, of course, our community is also made up of the people who visit us to discover contemporary art, be inspired, learn something new, and enjoy the atmosphere.