National Studios Forum

The ‘Creating Places’ conference held at Tate Modern in July 2003 explored the role of studio workspace provision for artists in the UK (reported in this column AM269). It presented a comprehensive range of sector specific skills…

Heath and Safety

If you have a studio the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 will apply to your use of it, as the regulations apply to all places of work, and this includes an artist’s studio. An overview…

The ACME of Artlaw

The general public does not generally think of the law as a creative tool but rather as something to be avoided at all costs – except perhaps when buying residential property or making a will. In…

Play with Fire

The typewriter ribbon had the grace to hold out until I entered the last full stop on my overdue column for Art Occasionally. It was 4 a.m. I snapped off the desk light and realised the resulting…

Wapping Blues

If your memory serves you well, You’ll remember you’re the one That called on me to call on them To get your favours done. And after every plan had failed And there was nothing more to tell, You…

Dear landlord, please don’t put a price on my soul

It happened to artists in New York and Chicago in the sixties, and it’s beginning to happen in London today. Artists seek out and find low cost studio space in…

Studios

Studios Can I negotiate the lease / licence with my prospective landlord? What counts as an affordable rent? How much deposit would I expect to pay? What other costs might I be liable for when renting a studio? What…

Space Race: Part 2

Development Consultants David Powell is an independent property consultant and offered constructive perspectives and advice. There are 250 studio organisations in the UK, together offering 10,000 studio spaces, with as many artists again on their waiting…

Space Race: Part 1

Tate Modern recently hosted a national conference profiling the role of studio and workspace provision for artists in the UK. ‘Creating Places’ was jointly funded by Arts Council England (ACE), the Cultural Industries Development Agency (CIDA),…

Lofty Ideals

Studio space and living space, separate or combined, is essential and can be very difficult for visual artists to come by. ‘What kind of house is this, ‘ he said. ‘Where I have come to roam?’ ‘It’s not…

Second Anniversary Edition

October 1978 marks the second anniversary of the birth of this column and of Art Monthly itself; it also sees the establishment of Artlaw Services Limited, a non profit distributing company limited by guarantee, registered as a…

Sittin’, thinkin’, sinkin’, drinkin’

Sittin’, thinkin’, sinkin’, drinkin’, Wondrin ‘ what I’ll do when I’m through tonight. Smokin’, mopin’, maybe just hopin’…* It’s all very well being a fly on the wall, but you don’t often get a chance to…