Yorkshire Artspace – New studios to Let – Sheffield
Exchange Place Studios¬†¬†is our new city centre studio complex and artists have started moving in.¬†¬†This lovely 6 floor Art Deco building was built in 1927 for WH Smith and¬†has beautiful big¬†windows¬†to the North, South, East and West¬†with views across the city. ¬†We have created¬†63¬†individual and shared studios¬†with 24/7 access.
There are¬†three¬†staircases, one being very wide, and a passenger lift.¬†¬†There is aloading bay¬†to the side and in the basement.¬†¬†The building is on the District Heating System so will be¬†economically warm.¬†¬†There are communal¬†sinks¬†on each floor.¬†There are¬†project spaces¬†on the ground floor as well as an¬†office which is open Monday to Friday 9.30am-12.30pm¬†for deliveries and enquiries.¬† There are¬†free WiFi hotspots¬†on each each floor.
The building is on Exchange Street in historic Castlegate facing on to¬†Victoria Quays,¬†a five minute walk to the¬†station, close to most city centre¬†bus¬†routes and with limited¬†contract parking¬†in the basement for those who find public transport difficult.¬†¬†The Castlegare area will shortly undergo a complete transformation with the closure of the markets and the revealing of the remains of¬†Sheffield Castle.
Rent is¬†¬£7 per sq ft p.a.¬†inc VAT and rates¬†(eg¬†¬£117 per month¬†for a 200 sq ft solo studio or around¬£85 per month¬†for a space in a shared studio).¬†¬†Heat, light and power is charged on top ‚Äď this currently works out about ¬£5 per month on average in our other, similar studios.
To¬†apply for a studio, complete the application form that is available to download from the website: http://artspace.org.uk/studios/overview
Stop Press: come and visit Exchange Place Studios on Saturday November 16th as part of our annual¬†Open Studios¬†event – see the available studios and meet our creative community pioneers!¬†
Yorkshire Artspace manages 125 studio spaces in¬†four buildings in Sheffield.¬† Each studio complex has its own character, neighbourhood and identity ‚Äď the following pages give you more information about each building, along with information on how to apply for a studio.¬† Having a studio with Yorkshire Artspace makes you part of one of the UK’s¬†largest creative communities.¬† We are a registered charity and receive80% business rate relief¬†on our studios and this is paid by the organisation rather than by individual studio holders.¬† To support our charitable status, prospective studio holders attend an informal selection interview to ensure they meet the¬† criteria set out in our artistic policy (see ‘Applying for Studio Space’) and¬† then complete a short Public Benefit survey every other year.¬†¬†Other benefits to our studio holders¬†include a weekly news email (weemail)¬† about events/activities and opportunites, an invitation to take part in our incredibly popular Open Studios event, a presence on our website with a link to your own and the chance to publicise your work through our well-read bi-monthly enewsletter.
Yorkshire Artspace owns its main building¬†Persistence Works, a custom-built studio complex in Sheffield city centre providing workspace for 67 artists in 53 studios and¬†is also our administrative base.
In partnership with Green Estate in August 2010 we opened¬†¬†Manor Oaks Studios¬†in the Manor area of Sheffield with 4 studios offering workspace for 8.
Knutton Road Studios¬†in Parson Cross opened in November 2011 in partnership with SOAR.¬†¬†We are currently accepting applications for studios at Knutton Road.¬†