Space to create

Art and culture benefits the economy and society as a whole and it all starts in studios

Access to affordable space

Man working in studio

Need for studios

1 in 6 jobs in London are in the creative economy, and 4 out of 5 tourists choose to visit our capital because of its iconic culture. For generations London’s cultural sector has been underpinned by access to affordable and flexible studio spaces.

Closeup of mixing desk

Loss of studios

Unprecedented numbers of studios are now at risk and these spaces are being lost rapidly. Studio spaces are often ecosystems in their own right supporting not just the creatives working in them but the communities around them.

Two women working together

Suppporting communities

There is an existing network of affordable workspace providers who are committed to providing affordable and flexible space - many of whom are currently struggling to access capital and provide ongoing affordability in a context of rising rents and rates.

At City Hall, we are calling on as many developers, local authorities, funders and investors as possible to get involved and help us keep our city the cultural powerhouse it is today.

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London