Studio Application

Studio 5B
available after lockdown
accepting expressions of interest

Studio 5B is a large studio on Level 5. There are small windows overlooking the Ouseburn and the ceiling follows the line of the pitched roof. A mezzanine has been built in one corner of the studio, with wooden stairs to access the space above. The height of the studio means that both the space below the mezzanine and the area that it creates above, has head height to stand up in. The current studio holder has used free-standing shelving to divide the studio into two working spaces. The studio has 3-Phase electrical supply.

Quarterly rent of £773.80*
The exiting Member is looking for a £3,109.43 premium to re-assign the lease
Deposit of £1,547.60
* 10% increase to studio rents is due in September 2020

Viewings will not be available until after the lockdown.

36 Lime Street has suspended the recruitment process for this studio during the current government lockdown. As the current national situation becomes clearer we will keep in contact with those who have registered an interest and will continue with the process of application and selection as soon as it is deemed appropriate. To register interest in this studio please email

Application Process

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. Please email completed application forms to

36LS Application Form
Accessibility, Health and Safety

Interviews 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.