The Arches Studios are Southampton’s largest and most established studios, having opened in 2004. They are home to over 20 visual artists at all stages of their careers. The studios benefit from rate relief, which we pass onto residents, making them affordable for artists practicing in the city.
Residents at the Arches benefit from secure studios with 24/7 access and kitchen facilities. The grade II listed Victorian arches are conveniently located in the city centre, just underneath Central Bridge. In addition to the quiet workspaces, the Arches Studios are home to a supportive network of artists with a diverse range of practices and an evolving program of events, including the annual Open Studios.
The studios are awarded following an application that is assessed by ‘a space’ arts staff. We would like to hear from artists with an ongoing contemporary art practice, an engagement with the wider contemporary art scene and who are willing to actively contribute to the Arches’ community and events. We invite applications throughout the year. Studio prices range from £78 to £126 a month depending on size and all are offered on monthly, all-inclusive contracts.
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