i have been using an office for a year which,with some wall and floor protection ,has worked well for me.Unfortunately my landlord is moving out because his landlord is non negotiable on the rents in place.
Hence I am searching for a new home.
This city does hold art as a valuable asset to the community but provides so little for permanent and affordable bases for the art makers.
I am speaking on the individual artist who wishes to work hard on techniques and pursue their chosen pathway and produce beautiful work.
There are some gatherings but it is a rare thing to have an ongoing rental contract for a space.I know this subject will ring bells with other artists around the world.
I live in Milton Keynes,a city of 210,000 people,it is thriving and has great employment.There is a theatre,wonderful art gallery and many great services.
That is why I am frustrated and,also puzzled over the lack of offered art space here.
Artists are treated like they have to have a begging bowl or push and shove to get funding just to work.
This post is not a negative about my locality, it is a hope for a better future for artists and makers.