News/February 2022

We’re offering free space to work in the Blast Theory studios for local artists and makers in 2022.

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The offer
– one day per week in one of three slots (see ‘Available slots’ below)
– your own studio space (3.1 x 4.6m) with free wifi, coffee/tea and no bills to pay
– a small amount of storage space to put your equipment at the end of the day

All you need to do is keep the space clean and tidy, ready for the next person to use it. This does mean the space is not suitable for you if your practice is messy (painting, sculpting etc.).

Who is it for
This opportunity is for artists, creatives and makers in any discipline who cannot afford studio space but who need a space to work each week. You may be early in your career and live locally or within easy travel distance. You could use it as a thinking, writing or research space.

You can use the space to plan a project, or to try something out which might evolve into an idea at some stage; or to do something else creatively that we have not described here.

We are especially keen to support people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds with this opportunity.

How to apply
Please click here to access our application form in SurveyMonkey.

You can also apply by sending in a video or audio file, or over the phone. If you want to apply in a different format please email [email protected].

Available slots
21st March to 29th April 2022 (6 weeks) – 6 days per person in total
6th June to 29th July (8 weeks) – 8 days per person in total
5th September to 25th November (12 weeks) – 12 days per person in total

Key dates
Deadline to apply: 7th March
Decisions: 14th March
First start date: 21st March

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