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Turning disused buildings into artist studios

Mary-Ann Russon: BBC

Rising rents are seeing artists priced out of major cities, but now landlords are turning to them to help protect commercial properties from squatters.

Twenty-seven-year-olds Josh Field and Ollie Tobin, and Roland Fischer-Vousden, 28, are school friends with a passion for the arts.

In 2014, just before completing their undergraduate degrees in London, they realised that they would struggle to realise their dreams of becoming working creatives, because there was nowhere for them to work.

The creation of large-scale art pieces and music often requires space, industrial tools and the freedom to make a lot of noise. …Read More

Pictured: Musician Ollie Tobin, artist Josh Field and writer Roland Fischer-Vousden founded SET to provide artists with workspaces in London

2019-03-04T07:13:31+00:00