Studio available at the Farm

February 27, 2018 by Clare Hawkins

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new practitioner or organisation to take up residence in one of the studios at Stepney City Farm.

Stepney City Farm is a three acre working farm in Tower Hamlets. It is a unique educational resource, and a rural oasis at the heart of the local community. The Farm accommodates three bespoke craft workspaces/studios built in 2012, and a Gallery space that is available for exhibitions.

Studio 3 measures 245.8 square feet, and will be available from 16 April 2018.

Each studio features high ceilings and full-width glass doors that face onto the Farm Yard. Reasonable use of the space directly outside the studio is permitted.

There is the opportunity to sell craft items directly from the Studio during the weekly Farmer’s Market, and to run your own regular paid courses, which can be promoted via the Farm’s marketing channels.

The lease is available for two years (with a one year break clause), and the monthly rent of £447.00 is inclusive of reasonable use of utilities, including heating, electricity, water, waste collection and wi-fi. There are seven double electricity sockets, skylights, and heat detectors. Please note there is an access route through Studio 3 to Studios 1&2; during the interview process you will have the opportunity to meet and speak with the other residents. The Farm’s toilets are in the same building; all facilities are wheelchair accessible. Access is permitted from 6am to midnight; the last person to leave the building is responsible for locking the building and Farm gate.


The other two studios are occupied by a pottery run by Jess Jos Ceramics; and the Greenwood Guild, a woodwork shop run by Barn the Spoon.

We are keen to showcase a diverse range of practitioners in the studios and to avoid commercial competition between residents, and will therefore prioritise applications from disciplines not already represented. Arts can be widely interpreted, and the Farm will consider those in areas of practice that propagate heritage skills, as well as those engaged in crafts and other creative disciplines.

The Farm is open to receiving applications from both commercial enterprises and charitable/social enterprises.

To apply:

Please send an Expression of Interest outlining your area of practice, including relevant links to your website or portfolio, an outline of proposed use of the studio, and details of a referee to

The application process will remain open until the right tenant is found, therefore you are advised to apply as soon as possible.

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