Somerset House Exchange

Who is Somerset House Exchange for?

Somerset House is home to a diverse and dynamic mix of creative enterprises, artists and makers. This unique network sparks innovation, forges connections and acts as an incubator for creative potential and business opportunities. 

Somerset House Exchange opened its shared workspace in Autumn 2019, a stunning, newly renovated workspace designed by AOC Architecture. By joining the Exchange, you’ll become part of a thriving creative community which already comprises Somerset House Studios and Makerversity and our wider network of creative enterprises. You’ll also benefit from a curated programme of events, with opportunities for networking and creative collaboration. 

We’re looking for inspiring people who will fuel the dynamism and boundary-pushing ethos of Somerset House’s creative community.  

Somerset House Exchange is a shared workspace for freelancers, individuals and small businesses (of 10 or less), who: 

  • Work in the arts and/or creative industries*
  • Incorporate and embrace innovation
  • Have a collaborative approach to their work
  • Strive to increase diversity within their industry 

We are committed to building an inclusive community reflecting the diversity of our society by offering support for emerging talent and underrepresented groups. 

If yours is an artistic or craft-based practice, we have other kinds of workspaces that may be more appropriate for you – we recommend looking into Somerset House Studios or Makerversity

*Creative arts industries: 

  • Advertising & Marketing 
  • Animation 
  • Architecture 
  • Craft 
  • Creative tech (VR, AR, game design)
  • Design (product, graphic, fashion)
  • Film, TV, video, radio & photography
  • Heritage
  • Museum, galleries & libraries
  • Music
  • Performing & visual arts
  • Publishing
  • Writer
  • Influencer
  • Training, development & consultancy in the creative arts

To apply to become a member of Somerset House Exchange please complete the application form here