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Studio Vacancy 1-6 month lets, Contains Art

  • South West, Somerset
  • crafts, combined arts, film, interdisciplinary arts, literature, photography, theatre, visual arts
  • Jon Barrett


Studio Vacancy
1-6 month lets
on the harbourside
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Contains Art aims to support the development of creative practitioners by providing low-cost studio space and access to project space that can respond to the diverse needs of contemporary practice. It aims to form a creative hub that can foster and support artists working in West Somerset. It aims to be welcoming to visitors and to develop local audiences for creative outputs.

The rent of £110 per calendar month includes: 

• Buildings insurance and maintenance
• Electricity (for heating, lighting – if high usage equipment is proposed a contribution may be negotiated)
• Wireless broadband
• Limited car parking (2 studio artists’ cars are permitted on the East Quay at any one time so available by negotiation and cooperation with other studio tenants) 
• Access to toilets and water supply in Watchet Harbour Marina building 
• Direct sales opportunities through Contains Art events. 

• Business rates
• Contents and Public Liability Insurance

Contains Art wishes to celebrate diversity of practice and welcomes applications from artists working in a range of media. However, please note that:

• There is no plumbed water supply to the studios. 
• Electricity is limited to a domestic supply level, kilns and other machinery requiring a threephase supply cannot be accommodated. 

If you are not familiar with Contains Art please ask for an appointment to visit the studios if you wish and/or contact us to discuss suitability of your practice to the premises and location. 

Criteria Contains Art studio tenants should: 

• Be committed to an ongoing creative practice 
• Have a clear vision for the development of their work 
• Be willing to make an active contribution to Contains Art • Be willing to engage with the creative and wider community in West Somerset 
• Be willing to be flexible and cooperative during a period of change and development.

Please contact for further information, expression of interest, and details of the application process. Or call on 07583368072.

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