Studio

Info & How to Apply

STUDIOS HISTORY
We lease commercial buildings which we then convert to accommodate and provide affordable workspace studios for artists. Studios revenue generates the core funding stream to programme contemporary art exhibitions, events and education projects in our gallery space located at our HQ site in Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green. The studios were founded in 1999 and subsequently the organisation formed a charity, Cell Foundation. Since then we have continued to produce and protect workspace for fine art practice in London with an aim to seed and nurture dynamic and creative communities within our buildings. With the ever increasing climate of economic growth and development in the city our mission is to protect creative workspace for artists at affordable prices that are below market value.
 
PROVISION
We provide secure long term, fixed licenses for individual studios, managed and serviced with communal facilities and additional running water rinse stations. Our studios are self contained and have their own lockable door. Each studio has its own contained electrical ring-main and supply, several 2 gang sockets and fluorescent lighting. Wash stations and WC's are shared within communal areas in each building. All our studio buildings are now supplied with ISP Optimity ( 250mbs down / 100mbs up speeds ) high speed wi-fi, included in the rental cost. The rent you pay also includes business and water rates, service charges, management fees, the cleaning of communal areas, refuse collection and general maintenance. Electricity is typically charged to tenants on a quarterly basis for individual metered consumption.
 
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR A LONGTERM STUDIO AT CELL
We are committed to providing studios for fine art practitioners; this includes painters, sculptors, photographers, performance media, film and video makers, ie; non commercial practices. However within our Arcola Street and Arcola Northside sites in Dalston we have extended our provision to textile, fashion, graphic design, media, production and architecture offering higher spec facilities for a more tech-professional practices. If you require space for a short term project please visit Location Hire on our website, where we have short term studios inside our Hackney Wick building. These spaces can be hired for a minimum of one day.
 
Our organisation does not charge a registration fee to apply. We do not keep long waiting lists, aware that there is high demand in London and immediate availability is what most people are looking for.
 
HOW TO APPLY
Studio applications must be made via email. To apply please send the following:
 
  1. Send a recent curriculum vitae and/ or website link
  2. Your full name, address and contact details, including mobile number
  3. A brief description of your workspace needs and your preferred Cell Studio site, visit Studios
 
If you are eligible for a studio we will send you our most recent availability list. Please note we cannot process studio inquiries on the phone until we have received the above.
 
For more information about each site and locations please visit our Studios pages on our website