Archive Resources

Browse NFASP's range of resources, including guidance on areas such as business rates, selecting artists' and health and safety, to case studies on developing artists' studios and facts about the studios sector. Access to the website is free.

Managing and developing artists' studios

Exterior of Leven Road showing ground floor artists' studios. Photo - Gary Weston
Developing artists' studios with social housing: Acme, Leven Road, NFASP case study, 2009

Acme's Leven Road Studios in Poplar, London, is a pioneering studios scheme created in partnership with social housing provider Swan Housing Group.

Developing artists' studios with commercial housing: Acme Galleria, NFASP case study, 2009

Acme's Galleria, Peckham, London, is a groundbreaking artists' studio development in partnershp with commercial housing group Barratt Homes. Acme's Galleria is the first project to create artists' studios in partnership with a commercial developer.

Health and safety for studio groups, NFASP guidance 2011

Health and safety regulations and procedures can seem daunting for small organisations, both those just starting out and those that have been established for many years.

Inclusive studios The Art House, Wakefield
Creating inclusive access for studio groups, NFASP guidance, 2009

Prepared by The Art House, Wakefield, this guidance aims to outline the responsibilities of groups and organisations that manage studios for artists under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) and to explore how studios – as service providers – might respond to those responsibilities....

Flamework studios in Plymouth
Insurance for Studio Providers and Artists, NFASP Guidance, 2011

Advice and support on the different areas of insurance relevant to studio providers and artists. This guidance covers the following insurance, which can be required by studio providers or individual artists, such as:

Business Rates, NFASP Guidance 2012

Business Rate relief can be difficult for studio groups to negotiate. In this NFASP Guidance, there are case studies from East Street Arts in Leeds, Bow Arts Trust in London, Queen Street Studios in Belfast and Wasps in Scotland.

Mother Studios, Hackney Wick, London, houses 38 studio spaces
Business Rates, NFASP Guidance 2011

A brief overview of business rates and rate relief relevant to artists' studios in the UK. When thinking of taking on a space, it is essential to consider the implications of business rates from the outset. Temporarily used spaces are also liable for business rates.

Artist Selection Procedure, NFASP Guidance 2011

Advice on artist selection procedures for studio providers. Selecting the right artists for your studios can add energy and vibrancy, and will inform the development of your group or organisation.

Interior of artist Charlie Day’s studio. Photo: Collective Studios
Developing temporary studio space: Wandsworth Arts Village, NFASP case study, 2009

A pilot project to create temporary studio space and a small gallery for 40 early-career artists close to Wandsworth's town centre.

Annette Petch in her studio at Manor Oaks
Developing artists' studios in a Housing Market Renewal area, Manor Oaks, NFASP Case Study

Manor Oaks Studios: Yorkshire Artspace has created affordable artists' studios in South Sheffield through an innovative partnership with Sheffield City Council and Arts Council England.

Developing temporary artists' workspace: The Shed, NFASP case study, 2010

The Shed in Gateshead in the North East of England is a local authority project to regenerate the town centre by providing rent-free, temporary workspace to artists and creative practitioners.

Yorkshire Art Space
Developing an artists' studio website, NFASP Guidance, 2010

This Guidance Note - Value Added Online - was created in response to two events jointly organised by NFASP and Axis for artists’ studio groups and organisations.

Green Close Studios
Rural artists' studios: Green Close Studios: A grassroots approach, NFASP case study 2010

Green Close Studios are local, rural studios with a global reach. Based in the village of Melling, North Lancashire, this visual arts organisation has has been delivering culturally diverse contemporary art to rural and urban communities since its inception in 1997.

Developing artists' studios in a listed building: ACAVA's Valentines Mansion, NFASP case study, 2009

Valentines Mansion is a partnership between ACAVA studio providers and Redbridge Council to create a mixed-use cultural facility combining heritage and studio spaces.