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Artist Studio Checklist: What to Ask When Renting an Artists Workspace.

Use Artists’ Union England’s Artists Studio Checklist to find a studio that is safe and right for you and your practice.


Welcome to Artists' Union England's Artist Studio Checklist, designed to help artists navigate the complexities of renting a workspace. Our aim is to provide you with the essential questions to ask when searching for a workspace for rent. As a Union, we understand the challenges of finding a suitable studio space, which is why we have produced this resource for all artists, regardless of whether you are just starting out or a seasoned professional.

Use this checklist before you rent a studio or if you already have a workspace and have any concerns. You can download the questions that apply to you today and keep coming back to use it again. Our checklist covers all the important areas such as studio space, terms of lease, insurance and security, accessibility, and health and safety.

Why should I use the Artist Studio Checklist?

Renting a studio space can be a daunting process, especially for artists renting a studio for the first time. However, using the Artist Studio Checklist can help simplify the process and ensure that you find the ideal studio workspace for rent that meets your accessibility, safety, and artistic requirements. Plus, knowing what you are signing up for can also prevent unexpected costs and disputes down the line.

By using the Artist Studio Checklist, you can be confident that you are renting a space that is right for you and your artistic practice. So let’s get started!

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A membership to Artists’ Union England gets you professional support and access to resources. That means you’ll get:

  • Public and Products Liability (PPL) insurance
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  • Access to resources about artists’ issues
  • FREE training and study opportunities
  • Tax guidance

Your membership means help will be there when you need it and we’ll constantly campaign for artist’s rights.

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Membership costs £42 annually – equivalent to £3.50 per month