London Creative Network at SPACE
2016 - 2021

The latest call for applications is now closed. A new call will be launched in fall/spring 2021.

How does London Creative Network help artists?

London Creative Network (LCN) at SPACE responds to the needs and challenges of artists who want access to mentoring, peer-networking, business skills and training. It is an advice and advocacy programme for artists, their businesses and collectives in London to improve their economic position and become more successful in facing the challenges of living and working in this city.

We encourage applications from artists who are interested in engaging with their peer group, are open to collaboration and sharing with others.

N.B. support does not include a production budget, free studio space or an exhibition.

What can successful applicants expect from the programme? 
The emphasis is on the development of new works and new creative business skills that ultimately lead to the sustainability of an artist’s practice. Artists on the programme will receive at least 12 hours support. This support is tailored to the individual needs of each artist through:

– Attending online training, webinars and peer group networking

– 1-2-1 mentoring with LCN mentors

– Peer to peer learning

– Panel discussions and tours with curators and industry experts

Previously, LCN has worked with curators and organisations such as Kirsty Ogg (New Contemporaries), Helen Nisbet, Cedar Lewisohn, Rebecca Morrill (Phaidon Press), George Vasey (Wellcome Collection), 12ø Collective, London Centre for Book Arts, Bainbridge Print Studio, Machines Room and Blackhorse Workshop, Remi Harris, the Design Trust, 4Cose, Company Drinks, DACS, Ben Eastman (Art Review).

How do artists apply? 
Artists apply with an aim for their practice and challenges ahead for the next two years. You will be asked how LCN can help you achieve your goals in the next couple of months.

To apply, you will be asked to submit the following:
– Your Unique Tax Reference number (UTR)
– Your London postcode
– Statement (max. 200 words)
– Supporting images of your work/practice via links to website, video  or social media
– Your answer to the question: What is the main aim for your practice in the next two years? (max. 200 words)
– Your answer to the question: What will participating in London Creative Network help you achieve? (max. 200 words)

All applications are assessed on equal terms, regardless of the sex, age, ethnicity and/or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from artists of all backgrounds, and particularly encourage applications from those identifying as Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBTQ background.

Who is eligible to apply?
London-based artists registered as self-employed or as a company/partnership with HMRC.

Successful applicants will be required to show evidence of most recent self-assessment or company tax return.

Any questions? Do you need any support to apply or an alternative application format? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dylan at artistdevelopment@spacestudios.org.uk

LCN is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020.

Read more about LCN in conjunction with our partners Cockpit Arts, Four Corners and Photofusion here.