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Artcore is working in partnership with Derby City Council, fostering creativity and supporting local artists

Artcore is working in partnership with Derby City Council, fostering creativity and supporting local artists and creatives. This collaboration is a step towards creating more opportunities for artists and boosting the vibrant arts scene in the city and contributing to the artistic heartbeat of Derby City.

On February 15th, last Thursday, we debuted Artcore’s rentable studio spaces for the first time. We hosted an Open Studio day, welcoming artists and creatives to visit the building, explore the studios, and discuss renting opportunities. The event was highly successful, drawing in a diverse range of individuals from across Derby, all eager to view the available spaces. Some of our spaces were rented straightaway!

Artcore Studios are Artcore’s newest rentable studio spaces for artists of all disciplines to bring their visions to life. Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, writer, or any other creative individual, Artcore Studios is your home base for exploration, growth, and community in the world of art. Beyond the physical spaces, Artcore Studios offers a gateway to something greater: connection. Here, artists have the opportunity to engage with like-minded individuals, fostering collaboration, networking, and the exchange of ideas.

Why Choose Artcore’s Studios?

  • Affordability: Artcore’s studios offer an affordable space for artists.
  • Connect with Communities: Renting a studio at Artcore means more than just having a workspace; it means joining a thriving artistic community. Connect, collaborate, and draw inspiration from Derby’s communities and its people.
  • Explore Opportunities at Artcore’s Community Hub, Shop, Gallery: Artcore is a versatile creative organisation where you can pursue other paid opportunities such as conducting our participatory workshops within Artcore premises (subject to availability) and selling work at the Artcore Shop.Artcore also conducts local and international residencies which you can apply for, and has conference rooms for meetings, kiln services, projectors, portable screens, digital display screens, and frames among other things for hire.
  • Prime Location: Situated at 3 Charnwood Street, Derby, DE12GT, Artcore’s studios are strategically located just minutes away from the city centre. Enjoy the convenience of being close to artistic events, galleries, and more.
  • Peaceful Haven for Project Exploration: Experience a quiet and disturbance-free environment in our studios, providing the perfect setting for focused, uninterrupted and experimental creative work.
  • Networking Opportunities: Artcore’s studios facilitate networking with like-minded individuals, opening doors to collaborations, private viewings of exhibitions, and opportunities within the art world.
  • Warm Environment: Enjoy working in a safe, welcoming and open environment.

We are also incredibly excited to bring to you the first live-in studios! A phased out plan is underway where Artcore’s studio spaces will be ready to use as live-in studios by November.

We only have limited studio spaces left. If you’d like to schedule a viewing or learn more about our studio spaces, please contact us at

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