Space is important to all creatives. Space to think, work, experiment, meet, share, collaborate, exhibit, show. The way we think about spaces has developed over the years, particularly with the rise of pop ups and inhabiting otherwise empty places. We are continuing to learn and develop our thinking about spaces and how we can support artists to find the spaces they need at a cost they can afford.
To enquire about any of the artist spaces described below please email
Studio and exhibition applications are reviewed regularly by our Artist Advisory Group
DO YOU HAVE A SPACE THAT ARTISTS COULD USE? IF YOU DO, PLEASE REGISTER ON THE ARTSPACE EXCHANGE AS AN OWNER OF SPACE FOR ARTISTS TO HIRE OR USE!
Eaton House, CV1 2FJ
Eaton House is a centrally located office block. Coventry Artspace occupies Floor 4 and Floor 11. In addition to our office we have 12 individual studios, 8 shared studios, a workshop room, a project room, a meeting room and a shared space. In June 2023 there are 17 individual artists and 2 cultural organisations (Shoot Festival and Vortex Creates) based at Coventry Artspace, Eaton House.
EH Studio Spaces
Currently we offer artist studio spaces at Eaton House (CV1 2FJ). The Year 1 membership rates for use of these varies from £55 to £120 per month. If you’d like to apply for a studio space, you’ll be asked to complete a short application form (we’ll help you with this if forms aren’t your thing).
- a bit about your work as an artist / creative
- how you intend to use the space
- what outcomes you’re hoping for
EH Workshop Room
We have a workshop room available for creatives, cultural organisations and charities to use. Hire fee is £40/session (4hrs) with a 12% discount for artists registered on The Artspace Exchange. Hire fee for other organisations on application.
We also welcome proposals from artists who want to use the workshop room to, for example, offer free art sessions or test workshop / co-creating ideas. In these cases we are happy to negotiate reduced hire fees.
EH Meeting Room (maximum 12 people)
Our meeting room is available for creatives, cultural organisations and charities to use. Hire fee is £25/session (4hrs) with a 12% discount for artists registered on The Artspace Exchange. Hire fee for other organisations on application. We are happy to negotiate reduced hire fees for activities that support our charitable aims.
EH Hot desking
Email email@example.com if you are an artist or work in the cultural sector and would like to access a hot desk at Eaton House. This provision varies according to our staffing levels.
Arcadia Gallery Space*
Image: Studio Holder Exhibition 2022
Arcadia is our shop front gallery located at 32 City Arcade and can be hired by individual artists and organisations. Our Summer 2023 hire fees for Arcadia are £150 for individual artists or £200 for two or more artists. Artists registered on The Artspace Exchange receive a 12% discount (£132/week or £176/week for 2 or more artists); Artspace studio holders, Ambassadors, Advisory Group members and students are entitled to a 17% discount (£125/week or £166/week for 2 or more artists). Hire fee for organisations on application.
We recommend a minimum hire for exhibitions of 1.5 weeks including install and de-install.
If you are interested in hiring an exhibition space you will need to complete a short Exhibition Application Form (we’ll help you with this if forms aren’t your thing). Priority is given to projects that support our Curatorial Policy, but projects outside of this are also accepted if the space is available.
Arcadia floor plan looks as follows:
*City Arcade, where Arcadia Gallery is located, is included in the South Coventry Development Plan and so is due to be demolished. The gallery will remain available for creatives to hire until mid November 2023.
For more information about spaces come along to one of our First Thursday Artist Meetings 1.00pm – 2.30pm on the First Thursday of each month. Currently these meetings are held in the our shared area on Floor 4, Eaton House. They are facilitated by Artist Advisory Group member and former studio holder Rachel Doughty.