New Artist Studios available in the heart of Blackpool

Image via LeftCoast

Image via LeftCoast

Abingdon Studios is looking for interested artists to apply for exciting new studio and project space provisions in the heart of Blackpool.

The studio opened as a result of research undertaken to assess the need for studio space in Blackpool, and is now being supported by LeftCoast, Blackpool Council and Grundy Art Gallery.

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 studio will initially have six spaces available of varying sizes, located above the historical Abingdon Street indoor market. There will be ongoing opportunities to showcase and develop work amongst peers and exhibit in the second floor project space that is being developed.

The wider ambition of Abingdon Studios is to be a sustained artist led facility that develops the professional practice of regional artists and offers inter/national residency and project opportunities for artists, curators and interdisciplinarians. More information is available here.

The spaces are priced between £60 and £100 per studio per month and LeftCoast are now inviting applications from interested artists.

The deadline for applications from artists is Friday 3 October at 11.59am.

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