Abingdon Studios open for applications from artists

Abingdon Studios is a creative initiative from LeftCoast, Blackpool Council Economic Development Division, Blackpool Council Arts Service and Grundy Art Gallery to provide new and affordable studio space in the town centre. Situated above Abingdon Street Market the space will be artist run and will encourage them to collaborate with each other and develop new work.

The space is being created to help to build the reputation of Blackpool as a place where high quality visual arts production takes place as well as giving it a much needed space for talented emerging local artists to base themselves and continue to grow in Blackpool.

The studios will initially host six artists plus house an open space on the upper floor which will be developed for exhibitions and provide opportunities for artists to share their work with the surrounding communities. The spaces are priced between ?60 and ?100 per studio per month and LeftCoast are now inviting applications from interested artists.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: The deadline for applications from artists is Friday 17 October at 11.59am.

To download an application form click here or for more information contact Garth Gratrix, Places Project Manager, by calling 01253 477973 or email garth.gratrix@leftcoast.org.uk.