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Mother Studios Essex Joanna Hughes
Mother Studios is an independent, non-profit, artist-run organisation with 34 studios, set over 13,000 sq ft in Ardleigh, Colchester Essex.
Mother Studios, Essex was set up in 2015 in a building originally built to brew hops, hence the name The Old Maltings. The original Mother Studios was set up in Hackney in 2001 and closed 2016. From there Hackney WickED, Elevator Gallery and the Lab Film Festival was set up. We hope to build on what we created there with these new studios. STUDIOS All the studios have wonderful natural light, high ceilings, secure lockable spaces, 24 hours access and parking on site. There is a shared artist’s sink, and we have an open policy to all creatives, meaning we don’t prefer one practice over another. Mother is a secure and friendly place where we participate in Open Studios, create events and have gatherings all towards offering support in various ways for your practise. In the future we’re looking to create a café, gallery and project space to help support the artists and local communities. If you’re keen to join our ever-growing vibrant artist community there are a range of sizes to suit all needs, sizes range from approx 140 sq ft to 550 sq ft and prices from £145pcm- £405pcm We have no application process; just send us a little email with a line or two about your practice, so we can help you find the best space for you. Studios are work only, not residential. The contract is a licence. Mother Studios is for visual artists. A flexible minimum stay of length is required for 6 months, with no maximum term. On moving in a month’s rent in advance and a month’s deposit is required. A month’s notice only is required on leaving. Business rates currently are all zero for all studios at Mother, though you must inform the local council & obtain a business rates relief form to submit to them. Drop us an email if you’d like to check them out: [email protected]
Station Road ArdleighColchester CO7 7RT