Spike Island is home to over 70 independent artists at different stages of their careers and working across all types of media. Our professional studios are subsidised, making them accessible to artists who would otherwise find it difficult to afford workspace.
We have a combination of individual and shared studios. All our studios are secure, and can be accessed 24/7. As well as a place to work, our studios provide a vibrant creative network — allowing you to forge new collaborations and gain peer support.
As a Spike Island studio holder, you’ll also have the chance to make national and international connections with our visiting artists and residents.
We are now offering Bursaries to support artists who are currently underrepresented in the sector and our community: those who are people of colour, identify as D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent, or come from a disadvantaged socio-economic background. Eligible applicants will be entitled to a 25% discount on studio rental costs for the full term of their lease (five years). We will ask you to specify if you are eligible for the Bursary when submitting your application. These Bursaries are part of the West of England Visual Arts Alliance supported by Arts Council England.
Studio artists are also eligible for discounted membership of Spike Island Associates, our network of artists, curators, designers, writers and producers at all stages of their careers