SPACE runs 19 artist studio buildings across seven London boroughs and Colchester, providing affordable creative workspaces plus support programmes to enable artists to be sustainable. SPACE supports 700 artists with studios and a further 700 a year with professional development. SPACE also organises Learning programmes that are delivered by artists, for schools, young people and communities neighbouring SPACE studio sites, to promote engagement with creativity and the arts.
As part of STOP PLAY RECORD, SPACE is working with two annual intakes of young film makers aged 16-18 years. From an open call process, selected applicants receive support and advice to make their own films from a range of professionals working with moving image, including artists, filmmakers and producers. Additionally, SPACE is running a Beginners’ Film Making course with local young people who may be less advantaged and are NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training). They are individually supported to achieve their Arts Awards, bronze level, during the programme.