Artspace Lifespace is a Registered Charity (No: 1168150) that recycles vacant, under-used and problem properties into thriving creative resources.
We work in partnership with artists, building owners, property developers, local communities and organisations to secure and re-cycle interesting, unusual and often difficult buildings as vibrant multi-use art venues. We also act as an advisory body for artists and groups interested in taking on empty properties and turning them into creative hubs.
“It was so brilliant to work with a team of people that were so able, dynamic and responsive to our weird and wonderful demands. From the outset we found that Artspace Lifespace shared, and helped to shape, our vision for the event, allowing us to be more creative and ambitious than would have otherwise been possible.”
Jo Lansdowne, Producer, Watershed
We manage sites under contract and create workshops, studio spaces, galleries, cafés, performance and training facilities, which we then make accessible to the local community. Each building we manage we aim to make sustainable and self-supporting, all our projects are self funded and we support and promote creativity and sustainability.
We work on developing, policies procedures and administrative systems to support each project to become self-sustainable and realise its fullest potential.
Our longest running project The Island is a studio complex, arts facility and events space, based in the Old Bridewell Police Station in Bristol city centre.
Artspace Lifespace Constitution 2016