Saturday 23 July 2011
Atrium Studios is a new art and design space based at University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich. Although the initial idea was to give graduates from the School of Arts & Humanities a stepping stone into the professional world at an affordable rent, the concept of a creative hub has grown far beyond these early plans and will now also be open to local artists and designers. For a monthly rent, residents will have the choice of desk, office or studio space for a maximum of 12 months with options to extend beyond this if demand allows. Rent is inclusive of Wifi, electricity, access to the UCS library, cafes and arts facilities, with the additional bonuses of UCS Waterfront Gallery membership and priority booking to the Arts & Humanities visiting lecture series.
Although similar ventures have been planned in Ipswich previously, none have seen the light of day. With support from the Arts Council, Suffolk County Council and Ipswich Borough Council, Atrium Studios is due to open its doors to the first wave of creatives this September.
If you are an artist, designer or writer and would like more information, please send your details to:
Carol Gant, University Campus Suffolk, Waterfront Building, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ