Print Studio Share/Partnership

Alba­tross Print Stu­dio, open­ing 2021 in Watch­et, West Som­er­set, seek­ing one or two artists to share our new studio

23:59 30/06/21
Contact Name
Sue Lowe
A suitable artist would probably be a printmaker or an artist/maker working in a compatible discipline, with an interest in printmaking. You would be able to use the facilities for your own work and have opportunities to take part in events such as open studios, use the studio to deliver workshops or courses and make studio sales direct to the public. You would make a contribution to the rent and overheads.

Ideally we would like to find someone enthusiastic about helping to establish Albatross, willing to make a long term commitment to being fully part of the project, optionally as a business partner or director (if we become incorporated), and able to get involved as soon as possible in the setting up of the studio. You would have a full say in shaping and adapting the business plan so that it supports your practice and professional development in the best way possible. We have lots of ideas but nothing is set in stone at this point and your input would be valued and welcome.

There will be some initial costs in fitting out and equipping the studio. If you are able to contribute towards this and/or have any of your own equipment that could potentially be used in the studio on a loaned basis that would be an advantage. There is scope to develop a number of income streams to offset the studio running costs and over time income will be reinvested to improve the facilities and reduce the financial commitment of partners/directors.

If the above is not for you but you would like to share the use of the studio in a less involved way we would still like to hear from you. There are a number of ways we could accommodate another artist and we would be happy to discuss your requirements, how you would like to use the space, e.g. what equipment and materials you would need or bring, whether you would wish to offer any teaching.

Joining Albatross Print Studio offers a unique opportunity to be part of East Quay. This new development will house a large, contemporary gallery presenting artists with national and international reputations. We will be part of a community of creative and heritage enterprises, artists and makers. East Quay will attract large visitor numbers and will host a busy programme of public events giving resident studio artists a strong public profile. It will be a really exciting and supportive place to work and engage the public in creativity.