Meanwhile, Short and Long Term Creative Studios
We are looking for vacant, underused and pre-planing sites available for a short and long term period for creative and artists’ workspaces.
We are an arts charity, working mainly in digital arts, providing affordable workspaces for artists, designers and creatives.
We have experience working with a range of landlords; medium and large developers (Ballymore, Grosvenor), Councils (Southwark, Hackney), Housing Associations and others, taking on underused and empty sites in pre-development stages, utilising empty spaces and providing affordable workspace for creatives in London and the UK.
We work with sites of various sizes and have experience in all types of conditions and locationsl; from derelict, to shell & core and industrial sites. We have been working with a range of sites, from basements, to offices No matter the condition and location, we can activate it.
We have expertise in working with developers and lassisting andlords with planning application through community outreach, resident engagment, cultural placemaking and emplybility and skills based programmes.
Our studios cater for everyone; from musicians and DJs, fashion designers and animators, to fine artists and digital media pros. We're proud to be home to London's finest and look forward to welcoming you to our growing family.
Victoria, SW1W | 2019 - Ongoing
Working with Grosvenor, we have set up a creative workspaces for 12 months in a former 15,000sqft Audi Garage 5 min walk from Victoria Station. The site has over 30 workspaces as well as a gallery, with over 40 users.
Camberwell, SE5 | 2017 - Ongoing
Currently occupying over 20,000sqft of a former call centre in Camberwell with around 50 studio spaces with over 100 artists. We are currently working with the developer onsite in creating workspaces in the new development
Clarkenwell, EC1V | 2016 - 2017
Transforming a 15,000 sqft site into a 50 studios space with over 70 artists for 12 month period. The site hosted Clerkenwell Design week events and had a gallery onsite working with young and emerging artists.
Photographs 1-8 by Andriana Oborocean + Gigi Gianella. Photographs 9-18 by Sophia Spring for Clipper Magazine
"My experience at arebyte studios in Clerkenwell was the best studio experience I had over the many years of being a practising artist. It was so entrepreneurial and forward thinking to find this building in the centre of town and rapidly make it accessible for artists and designers, even if only for a year. The relationships was built on trust which is so rare these days, in the more established charity studios I never met the people in charge and when we complained of mice, or cold or wet or security it was a whole process to get things sorted, here situations were dealt with immediately and you could speak directly to Rebecca and Nimrod.
The atmosphere in the studio has been great and I never felt obliged to have an open studio as in other places where you feel that you are treated like a child in school on top of having to pay high rent. The rent was incredibly reasonable for a studio in the centre of London. I had such a productive time being in the studio when I could and making work and having visits. I hope arebyte will continue to do exactly what they have been doing to help artists survive and thrive in London, where so many other studio charities are letting go of their buildings and there are no affordable studio spaces for artists left."
— Oreet Ashery, Artist