Who Are Fusion Arts?
FusionARTS have been providing affordable studio space since January 2005. Fusion Arts was founded by Janie Harland in 2005 and has since become a registered charity. The studios are now used by a variety of artists and arts practitioners.
Kingston upon Thames is a centre of arts education, with Kingston University and Kingston College on the doorstep and a large number of practising artists resident in the area, yet there had been no workspace previously available. The response from the local artistic community was very positive and proved that the need and want for studio space was there.
After being offered 53 Eden Street Fusion Arts was formed. Support came from the Arts Council England, the Royal Borough of Kingston and Kingston University who initially ran the MA Art and Space course from the large studio building.
Fusion Arts have built strong relationships within the borough and work closely with other art groups such as Kingston Artists Open Studios. The studio space is often used for art meetings and art tuition. A large studio space is available for day hire and is suitable for art, exercise and drama classes.
It is extremely rare to find affordable studio space in the centre of town and Fusion Arts have succeeded in creating a thriving creative community slap bang in the centre of Kingston.
What Features Do The Fusion Arts Studios Have?
The 1960’s office block has been brought to life and now houses 32 studios over four floors.
The average size of a studio is 19’ x 9’ and costs approximately £300pcm.
Studio deposit is £400.
Good natural light with the majority of studios having full windows.
24 hour access and Wi-Fi.
To apply for a studio space just click on the studio request page below to be added to the waiting list:
Do Fusion Arts Studios Exhibit Their Work?
Fusion Arts exhibit regularly in the performing arts centre foyer space of the Kingston Grammar School. They have also held regular open studios and open foyer days. The resident artists also take part in exhibitions out with Fusion Arts.
When Is The Next Fusion Arts Open Studios?
Fusion Arts are celebrating their 10th Birthday this year and will be hosting an open studios weekend to celebrate on the 7th and 8th June 2014. The open studios are a great opportunity to meet artists in their studios and buy original art directly from them.
Keep up to date with Fusion Arts Studios at http://www.fusionartsstudios.co.uk/
Where Is Fusion Arts Studios?
You can find Fusion Arts Studios at 53 Eden St, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1BW.