The resident artists in Somerset House Studios make their living working freelance. Not only has almost all of their work been cancelled with immediate effect but unlike other workers as yet there has been no offer of government support. The current situation threatens their livelihoods in a very real way. They face financial insecurity not only for now, but in the long term as the lasting impact of the pandemic remain unknown. 

We are doing everything we can to alleviate the impact of the current situation and want to be in a position to support their practice in the long-term but as our own income has been severely reduced, we are limited in how we can help them. We would be truly grateful if you would donate to Somerset House’s Crisis Fund and help to ensure we can help to sustain our artist community.

Somerset House Studios is an experimental workspace in the centre of London connecting artists, makers and thinkers with audiences. Located inside the repurposed former Inland Revenue building, the Studios offer space and support to artists pushing bold ideas, engaging with urgent issues and pioneering new technologies. It is also a platform for the development of new creative projects and collaborations. Up to 100 artists are resident at any one time and are supported to develop their practice for a defined period.  

The Studios is also home to Makerversity, a community of 300+ professional makers and Studio 48, a shared workspace for individuals and groups working critically at the intersection of design and technology.  

Featured Studios Artists

Somerset House Studios is home to over 100 artists