Skip to content

Workshops & Studio Space

Old Market ManorMakerspace Furniture & Jewellery Making Workspace

Old Market Manor Makerspace is now open and inviting designers and makers looking for flexible and affordable workshop and studios space to get in contact with our team.

Website

Bath Road Studios

Bath Road Studios is an iconic landmark building which has been transformed to provide newly refurbished, creative office space from 300 sq ft upwards.

Facebook Page

Housed in the same building as the Willis Newson office, we have created an exciting new working environment called Utility House, in the heart of Stokes Croft where we provide workspace that is fit for purpose for Bristol’s creative community. Our aim is to create a friendly and supportive community where small creative businesses, charities and not for profit organisations can come and work together. We want people around us who share our approach to life and work!

The spaces on offer are:

  • Practical
  • Affordable
  • Creative and ethical
  • Perfectly placed

Benefits include:

  • Spaces for small to medium sized creative businesses from 300sqft – 1000sqft
  • Flexible terms

Each Workspace comes with:

  • 24 hour accessOwn secure front door
  • Bike Storage
  • Disabled access
  • Individual entry phone access
     

Shared facilities available for all tenants:

  • Open plan reception area
  • Shared meeting room on ground floor
  • W/C on each floor (disabled on ground)
  • Shared kitchenette on ground floor
  • Lift

Floor one and two:

  • Large open plan 1,000 square foot workspace
  • Private meeting room on your floor
  • Private Kitchen

Location:

Utility House is located between Backfields, Upper York Street and Wilder Street, in the heart of Stokes Croft and near plenty of cafes and restaurants.It lies within easy walking distance of the bus station, Cabot Circus and Broadmead shopping centre as well as providing easy vehicle access to the M32.

For more information visit www.utilityhousebristol.co.uk

25 Backfields Lane provides a user friendly, secure and clean working environment in central Bristol for nice self-employed and remote-working people like yourself. Set up with the benefit of several years’ Hotdesking experience, it is a comfortable, pleasant and supportive place to work, with reliable facilities and, most important, excellent value for money.

Studio space with both permanent and hot desk opportunities available.

www.urbandeskspace.com  

info@urbandeskspace.com 

25 Backfields Lane
St Paul’s
BS2 8QW

More than a youth centre, The Station provides a unique balance of professional services for young people and a high quality arts experience for all – offering musicians, theatre companies, dancers, art professionals and youth workers a distinctive space to work with young people of all ages.

www.creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk/the-station

The Station
Silver Street
Bristol BS1 2AG

0117 204 7338     

info@thestationbristol.org.uk

Artspace Lifespace

The Island is a self-funded multi use arts facility and creation centre based in the old police station in Bristol city centre. It hosts a wide variety of creative spaces from circus training, dance and rehearsal rooms, making spaces and artists studios to dark rooms, recording and music production studios, a gallery and a suite of early 20th century police cells.

If you want to get involved in a collaborative showcase event in Bristol then the Island is the place to do it. Like the name suggests, the Island is an isolated centre of creativity and energy located smack bang in the city centre. As a venue, it has so many unique event spaces and a can-do attitude making it ideal for a Bristol event.

It has been a fantastic year with vibrant programming of regular workshops, training classes, performances and events. Artists from all disciplines now occupy all spaces at The Island. The variety of our spaces allows people from all walks of life to host their own exhibitions, or start their own class or group, which creates a widely varied collection of artist lead projects.

As well as all this, The Island is now hosting around 79 working artists. All of these artists are the beating heart of The Island, continually producing and showcasing new and engaging artwork. This made The Island one of the liveliest and most thriving artist communities in Bristol. Our studios are of varying sizes and range from huge open spaces, to smaller solo studios, to our converted cell studios, which are exclusively used by artists who work with sound and music.

Studios:

  • All studio prices include bills and WiFi
  • To secure a studio space with The Island you will be required to provide one months rent for deposit, you will also be required to provide proof that a standing order has been set up for rent on a monthly basis before you can move into the space.
  • As part of the package of being a tenant with The Island you are entitled to a 25% discount when hiring any of The Island’s spaces.
  • All tenants also have access to sell their work through The Island’s shop, ‘Room 8’.

The Island is part of the Artspace Lifespace project, an artist led initiative that recycles vacant, under-used and problem properties into thriving active creative resources and has been active since 2008.

Contact:
The Island
t: 01173 763 457

The Island
Artspace Lifespace C.I.C.
Nelson Street
Bristol
BS1 2LE

Website: www.theislandbristol.com
FaceBook:  The Island group & The-Island Bristol
Twitter: IslandBristol
Soundcloud: theislandbristol

The Island is an Artspace Lifespace C.I.C.  project
www.artspacelifespace.com

Studio 31 offers studios and office space to rent in a prime Bristol location.

Located at the top of Park Street, this stunning Georgian building houses some of Bristol’s best and brightest entrepreneurs. We have a variety of different spaces to suit any needs, whether you are a budding artist looking to get involved in our vibrant creative hub or have an expanding business and need more space, we have options to suit you.

www.studio-31.co.uk/office-space-bristol/studio-31

enquiries@studio-31.co.uk

Studio 31
31 Berkeley Square
Bristol BS8 1HP

Square Works is a creative co-working space in Bristol that provides their members with all they need for their business to flourish.

Conveniently located just off the Clifton Triangle, Square Works is situated in a gorgeous Georgian townhouse, steeped in history. Inside, the space comprises of a mixture of co-working desks, designated spaces, and small offices – perfect for the growing business. It also houses a variety of break out spaces for calls and quick meetings, as well as larger meeting rooms.

Residents of Square Works can enjoy all the perks of the adjoining members club, The Square; including access to the exclusive networking events, food service from the award-winning restaurant, and discounted rates at the Berkeley hotel and suites.

Square Works are now taking applications online: www.squareworksbristol.com

Square Works
17 Berkeley Square,
Clifton,
Bristol, BS8 1HB

Spike Island offers some of the most professional and affordable artists’ studios in the country. It is currently home to over 70 artists at all stages of their careers, working across all media. These studios are subsidised, making them accessible to artists who would otherwise find it difficult to afford working space.

Studios, both individual and shared, are secure and accessible 24/7. Most have excellent natural light and all artists have access to workshop and kitchen facilities. In addition to offering quiet places to work, Spike Island facilitates a vibrant creative environment of peer support and collaboration. National and international connections are made with visiting artists and residencies, and studio holders benefit from the expertise of Spike Island staff.

Studio spaces are awarded following an application which is assessed by the studio selection panel. This panel is made up of the director or other staff member, a trustee, an external advisor, the studio administrators and two other studio representatives. Artists are assessed through reference to five criteria:

·         A commitment to an ongoing contemporary art practice

·         An engagement with the wider contemporary art context

·         A clear vision for the development of their work

·         How work space at Spike Island will benefit their practice

·         A willingness to make an active contribution to Spike Island

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic artists are currently under represented in our studios and we welcome applications from artists from these communities.

Studio holders can join Spike Island’s membership programme: Spike Associates at a discounted rate.

Workshop facilities and equipment at Spike Island:

·         General: forklift, gantry, compressor, benches, kiln and sandblast cabinet

·         Woodwork: table saw, band saw, radial arm saw, dual bevel slide mitre saw, pillar drill, sanding disk and dust extraction

·         Spraying and resin area with fume extraction

·         Metalwork: mig welder, arc welder, welding and gas cutting equipment, plasma cutter, horizontal band saw, mechanical hacksaw, guillotine, pillar drill, pedestal grinder, bending rollers, fume extraction and portable filter box

·         The Associates Space offers IT facilities including scanning, printing and computers with word processing, graphics and video editing software

How To Apply:

Spike Island accepts applications for studio spaces and are reviewed by the selection panel. If successful, artists enter into the studio pool to take up sublets and studio spaces as and when they become available.

Application deadlines for 2018:

Fri 16 November

To apply, please visit www.spikeisland.org.uk/artists-studios

A modern workspace designed for professional collaboration, located in Stokes Croft.

Redbrick House provides beautiful space for productive minds with the opportunity for you to interact with other creative, talented and motivated individuals to help you grow your business. We believe that together we have all the answers, sharing opens up opportunities for us all to grow.

We offer coworking, desk and studio space as well as meeting and event rooms. We also host a number of events and opportunities to gain and share knowledge. Every Wednesday we have cake and coffee with guest speakers as well as Peer to Peer meet ups monthly and Redbrick Roundup quarterly. 

Check out our website to find out more or get in touch via email, hello@redbrickhouse.org.uk

Raw Space is a great coworking space in the heart of Gloucester Road.  It is an attractive 3500 square foot space with different rooms designed to facilitate different styles of working: creative thought, collaboration and quieter more focused work.

Raw Space is light, open, and designed to feel modern. There are enough desks, sofa’s and informal meeting tables to fit 80 people comfortably and fast internet sufficient to work well even with this volume of members.

Raw Space offers more than a desk and a chair. Their ethos centre’s around Collaboration and Community: A multitude of professional and socially events organised by the Raw Space team are adapted to suit the preference of the members: who are always involved in sculpting Raw Space itself.

Professionals visit and give regular talks (for example social media, accounting, well being and nutrition) and social events ensure people enjoy the network around them (after work drinks, running club, cake days, board game evenings).

Raw Space would suit entrepreneurs, SME’s, freelancers and professionals. 

For more information email hello@raw-space.co.uk call 0117 403 0415 or visit www.raw-space.co.uk

Pennywell Studios is a warm, bright, converted warehouse less than a mile from Cabot Circus in the heart of Bristol, we offer a variety of open plan studio spaces and hot desk options for artists, creatives, small businesses and freelancers.

Pennywell has a welcoming, friendly atmosphere with a number of break out areas including workshop spaces, a meeting room, a separate spraying room, a communal kitchen and a small dining area. We offer 24 hour access and high speed fibre optic broadband.

Current residents include illustrators, visual fine artists, textile artists, printmakers, graphic and industrial designers, architects, graffiti artists, a stained glass studio, a theatre production company and a tweed tailoring business amongst others!

Competitive rental prices, inclusive of all bills, WiFi, heat, light, buildings insurance, general maintenance, use of all communal spaces, tea, coffee and great company.

For further information and price points on spaces available please email Tracey

The spaces available are open plan bays divided into areas of approximately 100sqft per person at £100pcm. This is inclusive of all bills and so on as listed above. The facilities on offer include a workshop space suitable for groups of 10 people and a meeting room that sits 6 people comfortably but additional tables can be added to accommodate more people if necessary. The studio has great natural light and a brand new air con/heating system, a number of break out areas and outdoor spaces for working and relaxing. 

We are located in the Pennywell Projects building which is home to bump roller disco and Pennywell Market, less than one mile from Cabot circus and Old Market. A further benefit of the studio location is that we have access to a free market stall that residents can use whenever a suitable market is running downstairs.

For more details visit https://www.facebook.com/Pennywell-Studios or info@pennywellstudios.co.uk

The National Federation of Artists’ Studio Providers (NFASP) is the professional membership body representing the interests of all those engaged in providing and developing affordable affordable studio space for artists in the UK.  The NFASP supports and promotes the role and activities of studio providers and campaigns to secure, sustain, improve and increase affordable studio provision in the UK.

The Federation works on behalf of a sector that is both distinct and diverse, from small unincorporated groups providing space for a handful of artists, to large organisations managing property portfolios with many hundreds of studios. The studios sector in the UK comprises some 147 organisations, managing nearly 270 buildings, providing studios for more than 6,000 artists across the UK.

Whether you are a studio group or organisation, artist, developer, local authority, housing association – anyone with an interest in developing studios for artists – NFASP can offer you advice, guidance and access to resources and networks. Visit the National Federation of Artists’ Studio Providers to:

  • find out more about affordable studios
  • search for studio providers in your area
  • sign up to receive regular updates on the studios sector
  • see why you should become a member
  • join the NFASP

Mivart Street Studios occupy a former Victorian factory squeezed into a residential street just off the famous mutli-cultural hub of St. Mark’s Road in Easton. The large, red brick building has housed various industries over the last hundred years including aircraft construction and clothing manufacture.

Today it is home to an eclectic mix of artists, performers, designers, furniture makers, recording studios, rehersal spaces and other small businesses.  With over 50 artists’ studios, Mivart Street Studios is one of Bristol’s largest providers of affordable studio space.  A loose collective of artists and makers resident in the building have got together to set-up Mivart Artists where you can find out more about what is currently going on in the building, including details of the biannual Open Studio event, workshops and details about some of the residents too.

There is currently a waiting list for studio space, but artists do move around the building and often on to greener pastures, so it is well worth emailing Mike Orme for more information and to get on the waiting list.

Mivart Street Studios
Mivart Street
Easton
Bristol, BS5 6JL

We support Bristol and Cardiff’s creatives, makers and entrepreneurs by providing affordable and lively studios and offices in the heart of our cities. Through cultivating a thriving community of innovative, like-minded people, we also strive to create an arena of networking and collaboration. 

Meanwhile Creative has two goals:

To unlock dormant commercial space for positive, creative use.

To offer flexible work space for creatives, start-ups and small businesses.

Meanwhile Creative began in 2012 with opening of Bridewell Space, turning what was the New Bridewell police station into a buzzing creative work place. Whilst Bridewell Space is no more, it paved the way for future Meanwhile projects.

Our creative workspace projects now include Pithay Studios near Broadmead, Deben House next to Old Market, Freestone Studios and Kinsgland Studios in St Philips, Lincoln Street Warehouse in Lawrence Hill,  36 King Street and St Thomas Street Studios. In 2016 we also launched our first Cardiff workspace, Meanwhile House Cardiff.

Whether it’s a months’ lease to complete an artistic project or a longer-term home for you to grow and develop, we should be able to find a home for you. The spaces that we currently have available can be found on our website.

www.meanwhilecreative.co.uk

Meanwhile Creative HQ

3a, 36 King Street

Bristol BS1 4DZ

0117 244 3585

enquiries@meanwhilecreative.co.uk

Maze Studios CIC. is an artist-led, not-for-profit organisation providing studio space and opportunities for artists and the local community.

Maze Studios is run by a group of dedicated artists, all with a background in Ceramics, having studied Fine Art and Art & Design.

Maze Studios provides a creative space in which artists/makers are encouraged to develop their practise within a friendly and supportive environment.

Mission statement

‘We are a community interest company aiding the facilitation of artist development as a stepping stone between formal training and personal artistic progression towards artist independence’.

Our aim

Maze Studios CIC is established to cultivate and promote the progression of publicly accessible facilities and access to education in contemporary visual art, craft and design through the development of artistic knowledge and public participation.

Our aim is to provide creative spaces in which ceramic equipment is accessible to artists and the public who are in the early stages of development, before the start of a viable practice that would benefit from personal investment in kilns wheels and other essential equipment.

Studio Spaces

An incubation space, an opportunity for the focused development of personal artistic practices.

A place for learning essential ceramic studio skills. 

A place to develop and aid in the progression towards eventual artistic independence. 

Providing a platform for artist interaction, creativity and knowledge sharing. 

A space for taking steps towards the development of personal practices within the art field.

A variety of studio access is available:

  • Gold membership
  • Silver membership
  • Day Space – open access
  • Classes

Our aim is to help facilitate the steps towards professionalism and eventual studio independence. Helping artists develop and identify how they can achieve and support future growth is a key part of artist time at the studios.

Our studio space sizes are similar to what you might expect from those provided by University or colleges and are reflective of this stage of development as a space for learning and the experimental stage of artistic development.

We also offer two larger Gold membership spaces for other art practices. 

A Creative Space

  • A creative environment – A space that is alive with creativity.
  • Learning about and developing essential studio practice – Through inductions independent use of the space can be achieved and a greater knowledge of ceramic practice.
  • Creative interaction between artists – A space of sharing creative knowledge.
  • Encouragement for progression towards artist independence – Through self directed experience and knowledge building artists can be encouraged towards identifying and achieving their next step.

Kilns and firings

Maze Studios has a large range of top and front-loading kilns, varying in size which makes work of differing sizes possible. 

As well as the studios new kilns the studio maintains a good standard of second-hand kilns with kilns coming from colleges and universities that no longer have the ability to host ceramic facilities.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for a studio space, visit the membership page of the website or Day Space and classes and follow the application information.

Facilities

  • 10 electric kilns
  • 2 Gas fired Raku kilns
  • 10 electric throwing wheels
  • Clay recycling facilities
  • Large clay slab roller
  • Clay extruders
  • Dedicated raw material & glaze prep room incl spray booth & material storage area
  • 2 x Air compressors Glaze application and plaster work
  • laze mixers
  • Plaster work area
  • 2 x 3phase Union Graduate Plaster Lathes
  • Dremil and bench grinder
  • Plaster whirler
  • Drying cupboard
  • Large communal workspace and additional workspaces
  • Kitchen coffee/tea/eating area
  • 3-phase electricity supply
  • Loading bay at front of building for heavy/large items
  • Off-road car parking at the studios + parking in disabled access ramp
  • Toilets
  • Internet
  • 24 hour access – 7 days a week (depending on chosen service)

Maze Studios details

Located in Barton Hill, Bristol, Maze Studios is situated amongst a growing artistic community. The 4000sq.ft building comprises of studio spaces, membership work areas, workshop areas and extensive ceramic facilities.

Maze Studios is conveniently situated within close proximity to main bus and train routes. Maze Studios Unit 26 Barton Hill Trading Estate, Maze St, Bristol, BS5 9TQ (5min walk from Laurence Hill train station)

How to apply
If you are interested in applying for a studio membership or to arrange a visit, please visitwww.mazestudiosbristol.com for more information. Fill in the application for Gold, Silver or Day Space or send us an email for any other queries.

Maze Studios CIC
Unit 26
Barton Hill Trading Estate
Maze St.
Bristol, BS5 9TQ

www.mazestudiosbristol.com

Tel: 07974491888

For Gold or Silver membership email: mazestudios@hotmail.com  

For Day Spaces or classes & workshops email: mazemakers@outlook.com


5 min. walk from Lawrence Hill train station or 15 min. walk from Temple Meads train station.

Knowle West Media Centre is Bristol’s first purpose built centre for creative media work and was officially opened in April 2008. The Media Centre boasts state of the art media facilities that are available for private hire and for use by tenants at a discounted rate. These facilities include having access to a 100MB broadband hook-up that is suitable for the transfer of broadcast quality media, high specification editing and sound recording suites, in house design services, meeting rooms and a 70 seat theatre with a cinema standard digital screen.  The centre has six private and eight shared space environments for creative businesses to rent from as little as £110 per month. It also provides support for businesses renting the space by allowing them access to networking opportunities, business advice, training and mentoring. These are provided through BRAVE Enterprise Agency and Businesslink.  For more information visit Knowle West Media Centre.

Knowle West Media Centre,
Leinster Avenue,
Knowle West,
Bristol,
BS4 1NL

0117 9030444

Georgina Toliss, Facilities, Marketing & Events Manager – georgina@kwmc.org.uk

Jamaica Street Studios is one of the largest artist-led studios outside London representing a diverse collective of cutting edge fine artists, illustrators and filmmakers. Over the last 15 years their annual open studios have become increasingly popular with the public and the recent introduction of an art auction in June proved to be a highly successful taster for future events. Artist’s successes can be seen through the representation of Jamaica Street Artists within prestigious galleries worldwide, whilst collectively artists form a supportive and talented mixed group of professionals and graduates. There is a vibrant energy and a policy to mentor and share skills ensures that the success of Jamaica Street Studios is infectious.

There is generally a waiting list for studio space in Jamaica Street Studios, but you can register here and we will contact you as soon as space is available.  Although there is a waiting list, there is a constant movement of artists throughout the building with artists moving to pastures new or back into studies.

studio@jamaicastreetartists.co.uk

Jamaica Street Studios
39 Jamaica Street
Stokes Croft
Bristol, BS2 8JP

In Bristol Studio

In Bristol Studio is an artist-led space particularly suitable for designer makers. We specialise in hosting space for the noisy, messy and vocationally creative. We are home to artist makers who work across multiple disciplines, whose practice cannot necessarily be defined by one term but who relish the opportunity to utilise a broad range of making processes in an open and exploratory environment.

We are passionate about collaborative working, skill sharing, participation in the arts and the consumption of tea.  We offer affordable studio space with shared access to professional tools and machinery along with business support, mentoring and opportunities to develop and expand creative practice.

Based in an 1830s Cotton Mill just off Feeder Road in Barton Hill, we offer fully equipped work space for woodwork, ceramics, print and textiles with a variety of sized studio units to rent from 60-100 sq-ft. Prices start from £27 per week all inclusive – to find out more visit – https://inbristol.org/studio-space/full-time-studio-space/

FACILITIES

Our equipment and facilities are available to use by all members. Full training is given and our machinery is professional grade. The general making areas provide plenty of space to spread out into for big projects and much of our space is flexible. We’ve sited two large workstations in front of our big windows so you can get maximum daylight whilst catching up on admin! 

Wood Workshop – Table saw, Bandsaw, Planner Thicknesser, Belt & Disc sander, Pillar Drill, Chop saw, Various Clamps, Hand tools, Material storage

Print Room – A2 Exposure screen, Screens, Screen wash station, Squeegees, Drying cupboard, Drying rack, 3m table textile printing table, Fixed paper printing station and Ironing board

Ceramics Room – 50L toploader, 95L toploader (new*), Slab roller, Plaster work area, Spray booth, Compressor, Glaze mixer, Electric wheels and Drying cupboard

General – OHP projector, 3m x 1.5m tables, Guillotine, Cutting Mats, Clean 8×4 table, Photography equipment, Desktop computer, A3 printer & Laminator and Hot desk work stations.

Pay-As-You-Go & Open Access Service 

In Bristol Studio also offer a Workshop Access Subscription where non-members can use the workshop facilities regularly each month for a monthly fee to find out more visit https://www.inbristol.org/studio/workshop-access-subscription/

There are opportunities to run workshops and classes from the exhibition space and they also host group exhibitions. Rent includes use of the kitchens, workrooms, electricity, water, internet, business rates and much more. The studio is home to a variety of creative trades including painters, web designers, illustrators, print makers, furniture makers.

Visit In Bristol Studios for more information and email studio@inbristol.org to find out about the latest studio and workshop availability.

In Bristol Studio
Unit 19b Barton Hill Trading Estate
Barton Hill
Bristol, BS5 9RD

Contact studio@inbristol.org for more information

A monolithic 1970’s building on Stokes Croft, Hamilton House is home to a community of designer-makers, creatives, entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and change makers. At the heart of Bristol’s independent cultural quarter, creativity is in our DNA.  On site spaces include the iconic Canteen bar with daily live music and the DMAC dance studios with an extensive programme of dance, fitness and wellbeing classes. Workspaces include coworking, artists’ studios and offices ranging in size from the intimate to the cavernous.  A variety of events spaces include meeting rooms, performance spaces and art spaces.

Please click this link for more information – www.hamilton-house.org

Hamilton House

80 Stokes Croft
Bristol, BS1 3QY

Gather Round is a co-working space built by creatives, for creatives. Our exquisite workspaces are carefully curated coworking environments, that put community at the heart of the experience. We aim to build thriving communities of like-minded creative folk through a diverse mix of people and creative businesses.

As creatives, we know how important it is to be flexible. We offer three different tiers of membership, along with the option to purchase day passes for guests or friends if they want to come and work and enjoy the space too;

1. Studio – A home for your studio amongst like-minded creatives

Our beautiful, bright studios offer private space to produce your best work. Move in and make it your own. Suitable for teams of 2-10.

£325 p/m

  • A desk within a private studio 
  • Lockable space 
  • Desk, chair and pedestal included 

2. Resident – A permanent desk and full time residency 

Your own desk in a beautiful co-workspace surrounded by other creative thinkers and doers. Full access to all the facilities and member benefits. 

£250 p/m

  • Your own desk space
  • Lockers to keep your stuff in
  • Full member benefits 

3. Flexi – Perfect for remote workers. Rock up, find a spot and get shit done.

Whilst you might not have a fixed desk, you’re free to use communal areas and have full access to facilities and events programme. 

£175 p/m

  • Full use of facilities and services 
  • Be part of our community 
  • Access Mon-Fri only 

Why become a  member?

We want you to focus on what you do best – producing outstanding work. We don’t want to distract or surprise you with hidden fees for meeting room hire or coffee.

So, the price you pay per month covers these things and so much more…

  • Access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Super fast, fibre optic broadband
  • On site support from our Community Manager 
  • Private meeting rooms and telephone conference facilities
  • Programme of free events and after work clubs
  • Multiple break-out spaces for work, rest and play
  • Discount at local businesses
  • Private lockers for residents
  • Complimentary coffee & tea
  • Changing rooms 
  • Bike storage

BOOK A TOUR!

Interested in joining our community and being part of something special? If you’re a freelancer or small to medium-sized business working in the creative industries and you’d like to join our motley crew, then why not book a tour of the space? Visit http://gather-round.co/membership/ to book and to find out more.

Gather Round
Cigar Factory,
127-131 Raleigh Rd,
Bristol BS3 1QU

Background information

Gather Round was founded in 2018 by Ben and Jason after trying and failing to find a creative workspace for their design studio, Fiasco Design.

Having established Fiasco Design in 2010 from an incubator space in the centre of Bristol, the studio has moved premises 5 times, expanding as the team has grown. Now a team of ten, when it came to moving again, Ben and Jason struggled to find a workspace that wasn’t an office and didn’t tie them into a long term contract – at extortionate rates.

Speaking to other creatives they realised that they weren’t alone in their quest, so they decided to do something about it.

Gather Round is the manifestation of two years of hard work, research and planning in an attempt to design and build a space for creatives and creative endeavours. A space that genuinely encourages community and collaboration.

Flagship Spaces is a new co-working space in the heart of The Christmas Steps Arts Quarter, in Bristol city centre. 

We offer a flexible workspace which has been carefully designed with the agile, modern business in mind. We provide custom designed furniture, private meeting rooms and plenty of break out space to brainstorm or recharge. 

Our aim is to grow a thriving community of individuals within an engaging and thoughtful space. 

We understand that flexibility is important to all of us, now more than ever and so we offer flexible co-working space, dedicated desks and private offices/studios to suit your needs. 

Interested in hearing more about joining our community? Find further details on our website: https://bit.ly/3ecpfwP or contact Miranda, our friendly Community Manager to chat through the options and to secure a free day pass. 

We can’t wait to hear from you, contact Miranda on 01619 898 224 or email miranda.grattan@flagship-spaces.com.

Flagship Spaces Bristol
37 Colston Avenue,
Bristol BS1 4TN

Easton Road Studios – offering artist’s studios, desk space and occasional events – is located in Easton, Bristol. The building dates from the Victorian era and contains 11 individual studio spaces of a variety of sizes. 

The studios are located on Easton Road, just a few minutes walk from Lawrence Hill train station.

Units and desk space can be rented by individuals or groups.
Different sizes of units are available.
Desk space from £80 per month.

For further information visit https://www.facebook.com/eastonroadstudios, or email contact@eastonunit11.com.
 

Easton Road Studios
Unit 11
Circuit 32
Easton Road
Bristol, BS5 0DB

Centrespace Co-operative is situated in the heart of Bristol and has been offering artists, designers and makers studio space at affordable rates for over 40 years. The industrial building is owned by the co-operative and through ongoing voluntary commitment by members has been developed to offer an excellent working creative environment.

There are currently 30 studios at Centrespace and a wide range of disciplines are practised there including jewellery, musical instrument repair, bicycle design, illustration, painting, sculpture, woodcarving, sustainable architecture and animation.

On the ground floor there is a workshop space called the Chocolate Factory which offers a communal space for community arts initiatives and events in the city. (Change sentence).

Centrespace Gallery was founded in 2000, and is an independent not- for- profit exhibition space adjacent to Centrespace studios. The Gallery is well situated, being close to Bristol City Centre, the Watershed Media Centre, and Arnolfini Gallery. Centrespace actively seeks to show unique and diverse work across all visual media including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation, performance, and film. The Gallery seeks to show fresh and interesting work, and actively encourages new and emerging artists. Solo shows and group exhibitions are welcomed.

Centrespace Studios and Gallery, 6 Leonard Lane, Bristol BS1 1EA

Telephone: 0117 9291234 (Weds – Fri) e: centrespacestudios@gmail.com

or e: info@centrespacegallery.com

www.centrespacegallery.com

BV Studios is located in the heart of industrial Bedminster. A warehouse of 30,000 square feet, it was originally built to house Wiltshire Printing Works, and it is where the magazines Viz, 2000AD and the Big Issue were first printed. It later became Panel On motor parts company, however it had lain empty for some years before Robert Anderson bought it in January 2007. The Andersons as a family have long been engaged with the arts as visual artists, arts educators and performers. Whilst predominantly based in London, their connections with Bristol date from the early 1980’s when Lea Anderson founded the award winning dance company The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs, which was supported by the Arnolfini. The family also managed the studios at the old Robinson Building, overlooking East Street, Bedminster during the late 1990’s and early 2000’s.

It was through their generous decision to welcome artists, as tenants, into the Robinson Building at minimal rent, that the Andersons began their closer relationship with visual artists in Bristol. The Robinson Building was sold to developers in September 2004; however understanding the impact of this loss to the visual arts community in Bristol the family committed themselves to seeking new premises for development as studios that would offer both long-term security and affordable rents. Thus, within walking distance of Spike Island, Arnolfini and major transport links, BV Studios is set to make a valuable contribution to the cultural life of Bristol.

BV Studios Aims:

  • To provide secure space at affordable rent to artists working in Bristol
  • To welcome applications from artists working at all levels, from recent graduates to those with emerging or established and successful careers
  • To provide a supportive and stimulating environment for the production and presentation of contemporary visual art
  • To engage with and inform a diverse audience in the local and wide community
  • To instigate and encourage dialogue and collaboration with other studio groups both national and international

Facilities

The building has three separate areas, the first and largest of which is now ready for occupation. This first stage in the development offers 18 large studio spaces – 12 on the ground floor and 6 on a raised mezzanine. The studios range in size from 750 sq.ft. ( 69.6 sq.m) to 1150 sq.ft(107sq.m) most of which are expected to accommodate several artists sharing. It is important therefore that each artist should specify the size of space he or she requires and can feel confident that the mix of studio holders will be organised with the greatest of care. Each studio is completely self-contained; has lockable double doors; is supplied with electric heaters, daylight fluorescent lighting, adequate power points and a Belfast sink with a cold water supply. Each studio has its own meter and studio holders must take responsibility for all electricity used in their own studio, including the heating.

A communal kitchen is situated at the far end of the main corridor providing a sink with hot and cold water, a kettle, a fridge, a microwave cooker, work surfaces etc. In the longer-term future a programme of national and international residencies will be launched, these will be accommodated in a dedicated space sitting alongside the longer-term studio spaces.

There is a 1000sq.ft gallery on the ground floor that will have an active programme of presentation and events. A comprehensive CCTV system operates 24/7 and both the front door to the building and the door to the main corridor are operated by a secure entry system. Each studio has its own dedicated door buzzer. The entrance hall has an electrically operated insulated roller-shutter door allowing access for vehicles, up to the size of a hi-top van, to load and unload inside the building.

Artists working in any medium and at any stage in their career are invited to apply, including students engaged in post-graduate study. Small creative businesses and designers are eligible however will be responsible for their own Business Rates.  Please email contact@bvstudios.co.uk for further information and application forms.

BV Studios


37 Philip Street
Bedminster
Bristol, BS3 4DR

Bristol Textile Quarter (BTQ) offers access to affordable workspace, equipment and creative opportunities to Bristol’s textile community.  BTQ has space for 14 resident members and also offers memberships on a daily basis for those working on short-term projects.

Facilitating Workshops: The studio is available to hire on evenings and weekends for textile workshops by both members and outside providers. 

Current facilities include:

Individual desk spaces

1 industrial sewing machine (+ needles: silk, cotton & heavy weight)

2 industrial 5-thread overlockers

3 3’x6’ cutting tables

1 5’x5’ cutting table

2 x adjustable female mannequins

Steam iron 

Harris floor loom

Harris table top loom

5 Brother knitting machines KH S series

1 Brother chunky knitting machine KH260

1 Ribber

Drum carder

Universal phone holder w/ flexible long arm (to use for product shots, filming etc)


As well as the following materials:

Basic machine threads

Selection of donated yarns on the cone

Dot + Cross pattern paper


And the following other services: 

Fibre broadband wifi

Recycling (paper, card, tin & textiles)

Use of kitchen area & toilet

Printer & ink

Free access to private meeting room with library of reference books & publications 

Additional storage space – boxes only no bags please.

Full Time (Resident) Members also receive:

Membership discount on workshops

Own keys and 24/7 access

Additional storage

Membership Rates:

Monthly: £190/pcm 

Daily: £25/day

Bristol Textile Quarter

1A Barton Road

Bristol BS2 0LF

Please get in touch to arrange a visit!

www.bristoltextilequarter.co.uk

hello@bristoltextilequarter.co.uk

Bristol Spaceworks provides a range of practical services and facilities to small and start up businesses wishing to establish themselves in the area. We currently operate four business centres in the inner city east side of Bristol with good access to local transport links and the city centre. We provide a range of types and sizes of workspace including offices, workshops, artist’s studios and individual desks.

We offer a great package of affordable rents, extremely flexible terms and high quality management services to licensees in all our properties. This is a great opportunity for small businesses to be part of a wider business community sharing great facilities, giving access to resources, advice and networking events through our hub at Easton Business Centre.

We are a not for profit social enterprise which reinvests its profits into promoting its social aims of improving the economic wealth and vitality of the neighbouring communities through a variety of means. Wherever possible we use local suppliers, many are actually our own licensees and through our events programme we promote networking opportunities with the wider business community.

For more information visit Bristol Spaceworks

Why HERE?

Gareth Edwards of Ashville, asset managers for the building, explains…

“Celebrating the original forward thinking 60s architecture, the interior of HERE retains the same eye on the future and a commitment to function and practicality, with exposed ceilings and plenty of natural light.

“But office buildings aren’t really about bricks and mortar – what’s important is what happens inside. This has always been a creative space, and it’s constantly evolving with its tenants. So, we took the unusual decision to employ a branding agency. We tasked Colour & Thing, one of our tenants, with renaming and re-positioning the old ITV building as a contemporary new opportunity in Bristol’s commercial property sector. Branding office buildings is usually pretty functional, but they took the decision to reinvent the building as a uniquely meaningful social brand.

“HERE is different to other office spaces – it’s not about a space people fit into. It’s about a space fit for people. Every business under this roof enjoys an inspiring blank canvas they can make their own. HERE is where things happen, where businesses create their own opportunities and forge their own future if you will. That’s what HERE is all about.”

A SMALL, THRIVING BUSINESS CENTRE IN THE HEART OF BRISTOL

16 MODERN STUDIOS, IDEAL FOR CREATIVE AND LIGHT MANUFACTURING BUSINESSES

COME TO VIEW THE STUDIOS

Situated on Cheltenham Road in Stokes Croft, Space @ 9 offers comfortable working areas close to the city centre in one of Bristol’s most vibrant areas.

At 77StokesCroft we provide creative workspace in the centre of Bristol’s coolest, most creative and inspiring quarter, creating a lively buzz and new way of enterprise that the city really needs. Our aim is to create a community that nurtures and inspires creative entrepreneurs by encouraging the creative residents to work alongside and support each other where possible. We firmly believe that cross collaboration is the best way to spark and develop the creative spirit.

We are great supporters of entrepreneurship and creativity in Bristol and have been doing it for over twelve years. 77StokesCroft now allows us to consolidate on that experience and provide a unique location for creativity to flourish. But don’t just take our word for it and come and see it for yourself.

Becoming a creative resident of 77StokesCroft will place you at the centre of the coolest and growing community in Bristol, enhancing your network, stimulating your creativity, building your happiness at work and helping you meet some of Bristol’s most knowledgeable, hard working and inspiring entrepreneurs.

We currently have a complete mixture of creative residents from film makers, graphic artists, techy geeks and festival organisations to some of the most exciting social enterprise projects in the country. Therefore, if you would like to become a part of our community or would like to have a look around then please do get in touch below and tell us something a little special about yourself.

For more information visit www.77stokescroft.com

77 Stokes Croft

Bristol, BS1 3RD

info@77stokescroft.com

Urban Design Studios renovated a previously unloved building in the heart of Stokes Croft into a small complex of six creative studio spaces clustered round a secret courtyard, plus an unusual retail unit.

Aimed at young creative business, there are self-contained studios from 32 to 63m2. Each unit is unique and has its own front door, entryphone system, wifi internet and kitchenette with hob, fridge and sink.

The studios are just 200m from Broadmead and the bus station with good public transport. There are also shared shower facilities and plenty of space for bikes.

The aim is to create a community of like-minded businesses who will enjoy the creative spin-off from working alongside each other.

Users can sign up for as short or long a period as they wish.

So far this new community includes a fixie bike shop (www.fixedgearbristol.co.uk), a portrait artist, web-designers and architects.

www.25-27stokescroft.com

Contact: Chris Askew 07968 342981

25-27 Stokes Croft
Bristol
BS1 3PY