Spike Island is home to over 70 independent artists, working in our professional and affordable studios. Our studios are subsidised, making them accessible to artists who would otherwise find it difficult to afford space to make new work in.
Our studio artists are all at different stages of their career, and work across all types of media. As well as a studio, we can provide you with subsidised equipment hire, production support, event space, and our own expertise.
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.
Individual studios range in size from 176 to 833sq ft, with the majority of them between 200 and 400sq ft. Some studios are shared by two or more artists.
Studios currently cost £6.21 per sq ft. This includes VAT and all services including heating, WiFi and use of workshops.
Rent must be paid monthly by direct debit. A deposit of 2 months’ rent must be paid in advance. Rents increase annually by 3% from 1 April with the cost of inflation.
Studio holders can join the Associates programme at a discounted rate of £8.00 per month (usually £12 per month).
How to apply
Spike Island accepts applications for studio spaces and are reviewed by the selection panel. If successful, artists enter into the studio pool to take up sublets and studio spaces as and when they become available.
To apply, please download and complete an application form.
Completed applications and supporting material should be returned by post or in person to:
133 Cumberland Road
Bristol BS1 6UX
Email applications will not be accepted.
For further information please call +44 (0)117 929 2266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.