An innovative solution to address the loss of creative space

The Creative Land Trust secures long-term affordable space for artists and creatives.

Understanding the problem

In just 3 years London has lost 17% of studio spaces

A rapid increase in property values and business rates as well as changes to planning have contributed to this problem. Access to affordable studio space for artists and makers is critical to London’s creative and cultural industries which contribute an estimated £47bn to London’s economy each year. The Creative Land Trust will bring together grant and investment funding to help alleviate the loss of studio space.

Why studios matter

Working together to create a solution

Blending grant and investment funding to secure buildings for the long-term

Our founding partners are Mayor of London, Arts Council England, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Outset Contemporary Art Fund. We are now looking to attract wider public, philanthropic and social investment. This will help us work with workspace provider partners to secure assets for the creative sector in perpetuity.

How we support studios