Applications now open for Old Manor Park Library studio spaces

Thursday, 27 August 2015

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We are now inviting applications from artists interested in applying for affordable studios in Old Manor Park Library.

The former library, which is a beautiful Grade II listed Carnegie building, will be a new centre for artist workspaces informed by the ethos of free public libraries and workers’ education movements. The Library will incorporate artist studios, community centre, meeting space, event venue and office. It is conceived as a space where artists and people living in east London connect and share knowledge.

Artists invited to work at The Old Manor Park Library will include a mix of emerging and established artists working in the London Borough of Newham and London wide. The Library will support artist practice that encompasses making, performance, conversation, research and group activity.

All artists based at Old Manor Park Library will contribute to a programme of activity including talks, meals, dances and other activities with artists and local residents.

To apply please visit the Bow Arts website.

The deadline for applications is Monday 21 September. Viewings of the studios, which are still under construction, will take place during September.

The Old Manor Park Library project is delivered in partnership by Create, Bow Arts and Newham Council. It is supported by the Mayor of London’s High Street Fund and Arts Council England.