Studio Application

Studio 4J
available early 2019

Studio 4J is a small studio towards the end of Level 4 corridor. One of our smaller studios, this space has a high, vaulted ceiling with lots of scope for storage and a large desk or workspace below. There is a double strip light in the centre of the ceiling and a large window overlooking the pitched roofs of the Cluny. Previously used as a drawing studio, the current tenant has it as an office and storage space for their design and woodwork practice based in a studio on the other side of the corridor. The proximity to wood workshops should be taken into consideration as the dust and noise produced by these working spaces may be problematic for some. 

Quarterly rent of £121.40
There is no Premium attached to this studio
Deposit of £500.00

Studio 5E
available early spring 2019

Studio 5E is a small, L shaped studio at the top of the stairwell on the top floor of the building. There are two single strip lights in the room and two double sockets on the wall to the left of the door. One of our smallest studios, this is a cosy space perfect for someone with smaller work. The current tenant has been here for 3 years and in this time has painted the floor and fitted a new fire door. It has worked well for their small printmaking and illustration practice. The space warms up quickly and has space for adequate storage if you are organised. The studio has no windows.

Quarterly rent of £89.75
The exiting Member is looking for a £185.00 Premium to re-assign the lease
Deposit of £500.00

Application Process

Viewings Viewings for both studios will take place at 10am on Sunday 18th and 6pm on Tuesday 27th of November and at 1pm on Wednesday 5th December. You must confirm your attendance in advance of these viewings. Do this by contacting both Rachel Bollen and Hannah Scully via email: and

5E will also be open as part of our Open Studios event, 10am – 6pm on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November.

Applications Our application form is available to download below. Please take time to read both the application form and the accessibility, health and safety document before completing your application. Completed forms must be received by 12pm Wednesday 12th December. Please email completed application forms to

36LS Application Form
Accessibility, Health and Safety

Interviews Will be held on Monday 17th December. Applicants are interviewed by existing members to select the most appropriate candidate.


Electricity is charged on a usage basis with the cost of the communal areas shared between studios. Members are responsible for arranging and paying their rates and other utilities, supplying and maintaining appropriate fire safety equipment for their practice, biannual PAT testing their electrical equipment and 5 yearly professional inspection of their studio’s electrical supply.

Studio Management 

36 Lime Street Ltd’s guiding principle is to provide secure, affordable studio spaces for rent by creative artists and in doing so to contribute towards the regeneration of the building and the area. The ethos of 36 Lime Street is that Members run the organisation cooperatively, working collectively as well as taking on individual responsibilities. 36 Lime Street Ltd holds a head lease for the building that requires it to fully maintain and repair the premises. Rent from studios includes an amount for repairing and maintaining the fabric of the building and communal areas, plus part-time administrative support.

Members are expected and obliged to contribute to the running of the building by undertaking tasks such as testing fire alarms, overseeing building works, putting out bins, redecorating corridors or organising exhibitions, studio tours, open studios and other events. It is essential that all Members sign up to be an active member of at least one committee or other member-led sub-group and are prepared to become an elected member of the board of Directors at some point. An average of 4 General Committee meetings and an Annual General Meeting are held each year and the Board of Directors meets once a month.

In effect, Members ‘pay’ for rent below market average by putting time and effort into running the building.