studio space – workspace

Studio spaces

A new home means there are new studio spaces available for artists, makers, designers and creators to join us.

Application Deadline: 29 September 2017

Jelly has a lease on a space in Broad Street Mall and as in previous jelly spaces, is an open plan studio base. This space will be home to studio artists, The Conversation Space (a weekly changing programme developing artists work and encouraging communication with the public), workshop programme and our associate groups including The Engine Room and The Outcasts.

Jelly is a registered non-profit making arts and educational charity and as an arts charity, jelly is eligible for mandatory rates relief on the premises it occupies and this requires some commitment from tenants in providing public benefit such as participating in open studios, development of artists, community based projects or school visits. These will be lead by jelly’s core team but we expect studio artists’ acceptance and participation. We have a responsibility to ensure that maximum use is made of the low-cost studio space by bona fide artists, makers, thinkers and creators.

The studio space has no natural light so may not be suitable for all practices. However, it has electric lights, power sockets, Wi-Fi and Public Liability Insurance. Studio artists also have communal facilities including access to washing up facilities and toilet facilities.

Studio members also become part of the vibrant jelly programme and have opportunities to participate in the Open Studio events, workshops, collaborate with other practitioners, exhibit in the Conversation Space, event programme and have free access to life drawing sessions as well as reduced cost access to other workshops where appropriate. Studio artists also have monthly meetings where current and ex members of the studio space can discuss projects, share work and ideas.

It is the intent of jelly to make sure that genuine artists in genuine need of developing their work make the best appropriate use of the space for the time period.

We welcome applications form artists working at all levels, from recent graduates to those with emerging or established successful careers.

You can download an application pack here and a sample agreement here

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to send the following

  • statement of practice
  • up to 6 images of current work
  • CV
  • Completed equal opportunities monitoring form
  • Completed registration form

The studio space is limited and all applications must be received by Monday 24 April 2017. Please send all applications to

All applications will be reviewed after that date and we will aim to respond to all applicants within two weeks.


A Conversation Space

Application Deadline: ongoing

A space to try out new ideas, every other week a new artist will be resident, making work, testing out and developing their ideas.  On the Saturday of the week the doors will be open from 11am until 3pm for the public to come in and find out more.

Then the space residents will change and A Conversation Space will become home to a new project.


To take part:

A Conversation Space for artists, makers, thinkers and creators to use the space for a one week period at a time. You would have access to the space from Monday 10am until the following Sunday midday.

As part of the agreement, you would need to be open to the public from 11am until 3pm on the Saturday but other than that you are free to open and shut as you wish.

We would love to see proposals that include just using the space to make your own work, to develop ideas, to engage with the public and the application process is a rolling programme.

Please send a proposal of no more than 500 words plus images to suzanne. Please note that the space is unfunded so we are asking all accepted artists to pay a contribution fee of £45 for the week to cover costs.

A Conversation Space is part of our studio space at Broad Street Mall.