Since 2011, The Art House has been bringing new creative life to empty offices, shops and other unused commercial buildings. We have taken on vacant spaces across Wakefield giving artists the chance to experiment, respond to a site and reach new audiences. These spaces are used in a variety of ways: some are available as studios, others are used as residency and project space. 

The scheme aims to:

— encourage the regeneration of unused commercial spaces through cultural and creative activity
— support the production of new work in response to particular physical and/or social contexts
— support new artwork that engages with audiences outside traditional gallery and cultural settings
— encourage audiences to engage with locations that might otherwise be unused and to view them afresh
— reach audiences that might not otherwise enter a cultural venue

Spaces currently available for studio use:

Central Wakefield - A variety of low cost units are available in our Customs House and Newstead Road facilities.

Customs House benefits from lift access. Both buildings have toilets and kitchen facilties included. No on-site parking, however street parking is available nearby.

If you're an artist looking for a temporary studio space, a place to experiment in or somewhere to exhibit your work, get in touch.


Further Information

Art House Contact:
Telephone: 01924 312 000