Interested in renting a studio? - The Hotwalls Studios
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Interested in renting a studio?

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We have an exciting new opportunity to join the creative community at the Hotwalls Studios. If you are a creative practitioner looking to take the next steps in developing your work as a professional artist then the studios may be the perfect space for you.

Hotwalls Studios aims to provide a supportive community in which artists, creatives and makers can develop and grow their businesses. 
The studio spaces are located in unique and important heritage buildings – known collectively as Point Battery – where thirteen studios have been created for new and developing artist and maker businesses, where visitors can watch the artists at work. 

image: Sophie Twining @solacestudio
 Our studios are ready to occupy including:
– Heating, lighting and power points
– Broadband, wi-fi and landline telephone
-Sinks with hot and cold running water
– A small fitted desk /storage area against one wall
-One free use of The Round Tower for a creative event linked to your practice/business -Business Support

Hotwalls Studios can be used between 7am to 11pm, seven days a week. We would expect the studio to be occupied for a minimum of 30 hours each week throughout the year. Studio tenants also have the benefit of an exciting and developing events programme on-site to support footfall to the studios including Open Studios every third Sunday of each month, markets, theatre performances and more.
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In addition to the event programme The Canteen, the eatery at the Hotwalls Studios complex, offers a high quality food and drinks menu attracting visitors to the area and our studio artists receive a discount on all purchases.

The studios offer a space for artists or makers to create in a public facing environment, breaking the boundary between the finished piece and the process involved. They are not retail spaces but most artists have products for sale. Artists have the ability to commission pieces from their individual studios and many also run workshops for visitors looking for a new and interesting experience.

Photo of The Makers Table

Studio rents are set at two different levels – one for new start-up businesses that have not traded before and those that are already established (perhaps currently working from home) and wish to grow / develop their business’ potential. Studio spaces can be shared giving even more flexibility to emerging artists and makers.

For further information or to apply please drop us an email at hotwallsstudios@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you! 

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