Somerset House, 2016, Image Kevin Meredith

Somerset House Exchange

The Exchange is a membership, offering small businesses and freelancers working in the creative industries the opportunity to join the Somerset House community. Our dedicated co-working space was created in 2011 as a direct response to a newer, more mobile style of working. Appealing to entrepreneurs, start-ups and freelancers, the Exchange soon became a popular option for those wishing to explore flexible, communal working, rather than a dedicated workspace in a beautiful and unique setting. Membership is charged on a user tariff basis, billed monthly in advance and is on a monthly-rolling contract. Further tariff details can be found below.

CRITERIA

As part of the Somerset House community, we aim to create an environment that stimulates creative projects and beneficial business for your organisation. Through collaboration and engagement, we encourage residents to work together; directly business to business or with Somerset House Trust.

Tapping into the wealth of talent within our community, we host a calendar of events, which brings together residents to learn new skills, create valuable connections, be inspired or simply unwind after work.  It includes networking events, skills sharing schemes, talks and screenings, and social gatherings. We also strive to work with our community on our diverse and dynamic cultural programme.

We are therefore looking for companies that are willing to contribute ideas, services, and skills to the community, whether it is being a professional mentor or a pub quiz master!

Applications are welcome across all creative sectors. Having a multi-disciplined community is an important factor when selecting new residents. We do not seek to represent a specific genre of creative industry, but wish to house a range of talent and expertise.

Applications are welcome from organisations who meet the above criteria and in addition:

  • Are actively enthusiastic to share ideas and projects with a community of creative businesses
  • Have a UK presence
  • Have carefully read the criteria and feel that they would be a good addition to the community based here

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE COST OF EXCHANGE MEMBERSHIP?

As an Exchange member, you will have:

  • Access to dedicated co-working spaces, with high spec Wi-Fi internet
  • Access to shared communal break-out spaces and tea-point
  • Your own company profile on the Somerset House website
  • Somerset House postal address (please note that registering your business at Somerset House is not permitted through Exchange membership)
  • A dedicated Community Coordinator to help you build your connections within the community and facilitates events and initiatives
  • The opportunity to collaborate with other residents through the Somerset House community programme
  • Opportunities to attend and initiate community events and socials
  • Access to subsidised private meeting room space (subject to availability)
  • Access to private event space at Somerset House at subsidised resident rates
  • Discounts across the Somerset House site including cafés, restaurants, shops and many Somerset House exhibitions

 

HOW MUCH DOES MEMBERSHIP COST?

Membership of the Exchange is charged on a tariff structure, depending on how often you plan to use our facilities:

Membership Tariffs
20 hours per month (2 days per month approx.) £40.00
50 hours per month (6 days per month approx.) £100.00
100 hours per month (12 days per month approx.) £195.00
Unlimited access per month £300.00

*All prices quoted are excluding VAT

 

HOW TO APPLY

We are always interested in hearing from companies and individuals that fit our criteria and wish to be a part of our creative community. If you would like to be considered for membership, please apply here.