Artists Workspace (2)

MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many artists are on waiting lists for studio space in London?


Answer for Artists Workspace (2)

Answer for Artists Workspace (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am committed to improving access to dedicated, affordable workspace so that the next generation of creatives are given the support they require to flourish. As well as setting up Creative Enterprise Zones, which will provide dedicated workspace for creatives, I am developing a Creative Land Trust to help London's artists access affordable workspace across the capital.

In 2014, an estimated 3,500 artists were on waiting lists for studio space in London. I have commissioned a study to review these figures as part of my pledge to produce a Cultural Infrastructure Plan. The study will be published in the new year.