07.06.2017 Live, Work, Showcase, Learn - A collaborative research project into affordable artist provision in the city

alma-nac have recently undertaken a speculative research project alongside Bow Arts creative learning provider, Price and Myers Engineers and Huntley Cartwright Quantity Surveyors. The project looks into the requirements and viability of introducing affordable artist studio space into unused spaces within the city. 

The research project, tailored to the undercroft of a flyover in Newham, addressed the requirement for tethering social housing to affordable artist studio space, cost effective construction methods, the avoidance of typical pitfalls seen in recent proposals of mid-large scale studio provision, architectural methods for encouraging the formation of knitted artistic communities, the access and suitability of specific grants and funding avenues, and the resulting phased construction approach.