News

12th August 2020

The creative sector is looking for a “unifying voice”.


Studio providers share with us the effects of COVID 19 on their business and what the industry needs in order to recover.

After working to administer the Mayor of London’s Creative Workspace Resilience Fund, the Creative Land Trust reached out to applicants to gain a better understanding of the effects of Covid 19 of the Creative Industries, specifically looking at the impact on London’s studio…

5th August 2020

Shape Arts - breaking barriers for disabled creatives


A case study from a recipient of the Creative Workspace Resilience Fund.

**Breaking down barriers ** Shape Arts is a disability-led arts organisation whose goal is to improve access to culture for disabled people. They do this by promoting creatives and artists with disabilities and in turn opening the arts, creative and cultural industries to wider…

26th July 2020

Bow Arts Studios - supporting early career artists and creative businesses.


A case study from a recipient of the Creative Workspace Resilience Fund.

_In April, The Mayor of London launched a new emergency fund to help some of London's most at risk creative businesses. Creative Land Trust worked to administer £1.5m of the grant, going on to fund 82 studios across 18 boroughs, supporting nearly 11,500 creatives. This series…

17th July 2020

Fuzzbrain Studios – nurturing musical talent in Leyton


A case study from a recipient of the Creative Workspace Resilience Fund.

In April, The Mayor of London launched a new emergency fund to help some of London's most at risk creative businesses. Creative Land Trust worked to administer £1.5m of the grant, going on to fund 82 studios across 18 boroughs, supporting nearly 11,500 creatives. This series aims…

9th July 2020

Mayor’s emergency support fund awards £1.6m to studios hardest hit by the Covid-19 crisis


Emergency funding has been awarded to artist studios across the capital who are struggling from the impact of COVID-19.

The Mayor’s Culture at Risk Business Support Fund has given £1.6m to help studios across London 82 studios across 18 boroughs have received funding, supporting nearly 11,500 creatives 80 per cent of organisations receiving funding are led by women, people from a BAME background…

11th June 2020

Support for Creative Industries


London needs your work now more than ever and we hope you will be successful in securing other forms of support. We have gathered some resources from across our network that we hope will be able to help your organisation and community during this difficult time.

Funding and Grants Local Grant Finder Us the Local Grant Finder to see if you might be eligible for new discretionary local business grants, part of the government's COVID-19 business support package. The Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) The…

8th May 2020

Creative Workspace Resilience Fund - FAQs


Please see our FAQs to support your application, we will be updating this regularly with any common queries that arise. If you have further questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Can you help me reduce my rent/offer guidance for dealing with landlords? ** Help is available from Studiomakers: they have developed factsheets and a letter template that offers studio providers legal guidance, and a consistent approach to contract renegotiation: please see…

6th May 2020

New Finance Director recruitment


Creative Land Trust seeks Finance Director

Job Title: Finance Director 0.6FTE Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer Responsible for: Lead the development and implementation of a financial strategy for the charity to support the organisational objectives. To include long term financial forecasts, and the reserves policy…

6th May 2020

Creative Workspace Resilience Fund - Alternative Support


As part of the £2.3 million emergency fund launched by London Mayor Sadiq Khan to support cultural and creative industries we are administering £1.5m through The Creative Workspace Resilience Fund.

This portion of the grant is focused on supporting studio providers and creative workspace providers, in order to maintain affordable workspace for artists and makers. If you are working in LGBTQ+ , music venues , independent cinemas , or other creative industries please…

30th April 2020

Creative Land Trust's new Chief Executive is announced


Gordon Seabright joins the Creative Land Trust as Chief Executive following five- and-a-half years leading the world-famous Eden Project.

At Eden, Gordon built the organisation’s first arts strategy, including the creation of gallery spaces for temporary exhibitions, the acquisition of permanent sculptural exhibits, and a programme of festivals and other events. Before joining Eden, he had periods at the helm of…

16th December 2019

New Chief Executive recruitment


Creative Land Trust's Board seeks CEO to lead the organisation

Job Title: Chief Executive Responsible to: Creative Land Trust Board Responsible for: Lead the Creative Land Trust to achieve its stated purpose of securing in perpetuity 1,000 plus creative workspaces for artists and the creative sector About the Creative Land Trust In 2014, the…

13th December 2019

Artist Trustee vacancy


New board seeks artists to join them in Creative Land Trust's mission to secure artist workspace in perpetuity

Background We are recruiting an Artist Trustee for the Creative Land Trust: a new and ambitious start-up charity. The Creative Land Trust has been established by the Mayor of London, Arts Council England, Outset Contemporary Art Fund and Bloomberg Philanthropies. The Trust sits…

6th December 2019

Creative Land Trust announces new Board


12 individuals join new Board as Creative Land Trust opens recruitment for new CEO and actively searches for acquisitions

The Creative Land Trust, the charitable organisation set up by the Mayor of London, Arts Council England, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Outset Contemporary Art Fund that will secure permanent workspaces for artists in London by purchasing buildings to provide affordable space, is…