Creative Land Trust was founded to tackle a long-standing problem for London, and indeed other global cities. The loss of affordable workspace, and consequent outflow of artists and makers, presenting a serious threat to the wellbeing and prosperity of a city so reliant on creativity for its success.
Artists unable to focus their time on their practice due to the instability inherent in relying on temporary workspace, and expert studio providers displaced from their locations despite years of building equity.
London’s many excellent studio providers face growing difficulty in securing even “meanwhile” space; Creative Land Trust will build a new financial and operating model to secure workspace that would otherwise be unattainable. And as a charity we will demonstrate good practice in the way we select and support our studio provider partners.
London will always have space for artists to create, collaborate and inspire others.
Over five years we will secure 1000 studio spaces that otherwise wouldn’t exist, and make them available for studio providers to rent to artists and makers. Working across London we’ll prove that we’ve created a sustainable and replicable model, ready to expand in the city and nationwide. And we’ll play our part in London’s post-COVID-19 recovery, helping to rebuild a vibrant creative city.