NFASP: Campaigns & Advocacy

NFASP campaigns on behalf of the affordable artists' studios sector by producing reports on the sector, responding to consultations, lobbying the charity commission and getting involved in developing artists' studios.
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NFASP attended a meeting at City Hall on 26 March with studio providers and GLA Cultural Strategy and Planning Officers to discuss the provision of artists' studios in the city. Serious concerns were expressed about the ending of leases, the... [Read More]

NFASP has submitted a lengthy and detailed response to the Olympic Legacy Supplementary Planning Guidance (OLSPG), making the case for distinguishing between the proposed commercially developed creative workspaces and the affordable artists'... [Read More]

Following the publication of NFASP's 2010 survey of artists' studios, it seems that artists' workspaces are now firmly on the agenda, with three publications featuring stories about the importance of studios.
The role that artists studios... [Read More]

At the end of 2008 the Mayor of London outlined his plans to enhance every Londoners’ experience of arts and culture in the capital, including better provision in the outer boroughs, measures to improve music and art education and a drive to... [Read More]

Acme's Leven Road studios. Photo: Gary Weston 2009

NFASP believes there is a significant opportunity for the London Mayor's office to stop the threat to existing studio provision and help establish a self-sustaining infrastructure.

Draft London Mayor's Cultural Strategy: Cultural... [Read More]

The draft Cultural Strategy for Kent is welcomed by NFASP for strongly championing the strength in the county’s visual arts. Here is a summary of NFASP Director Val Millington’s response from 2010:

NFASP applauds the... [Read More]

NFASP calls for more focus on the role of artists and secure long-term studio provision in response to Arts Council England's nationwide consultation - Achieving great art for everyone - which will inform its ten-year strategy for the arts.

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Key Findings and Conclusions from NFASP's comprehensive survey of artists' studio groups and organisations, started in 2010, and published in 2012. Packed with facts and figures, the survey report offers an effective snapshot of the studios... [Read More]

Yorkshire Artspace’s eco-designed studios at Manor Oaks in Sheffield

Two briefings from 2010 which provide information and statistics about the affordable artists' studios sector drawn from the NFASP Register 2010 and shows how NFASP uses this information in its campaigns and advocacy work.
The value of the... [Read More]

Interior of artist Charlie Day’s studio. Photo: Collective Studios

NFASP was involved in a pilot project to create temporary studio space and a small gallery for 40 early-career artists close to Wandsworth's town centre. Forty early-career artists were given the opportunity to rent affordable studio space on a... [Read More]

Guidance for NFASP members on the Charities Act 2006
Solicitor Nicholas Sharp has prepared a NFASP members-only guidance note for NFASP members. The note summarises the main changes brought about by the Charities Act in the area of ‘... [Read More]

The study Artists’ Studio Provision in the Host Boroughs: a review of the potential impacts of London’s Olympic project commissioned by NFASP and funded by Arts Council England, London and the London Borough of Newham and produced by David Powell... [Read More]