Local artists offered chance of free Palmers Green studio residency

Council partnership with Arbeit Studios in Green Lanes offering three months of free workspace for artists

Devonshire Square
Devonshire Square

An arts studio is offering a dedicated workspace in Palmers Green for local artists as part of an Enfield Council programme of support for creatives and businesses in the area.

Run by Arbeit Studios in partnership with the council, the residency will offer a rolling three-month free studio space for artists based in Enfield to work on their practice, alongside developing a new piece of work that responds to a localised theme.

The theme of the first residency, ‘high street happenings’, celebrates Green Lanes and its place in the community. The finished work will be exhibited either at Arbeit Studios, at 310C Green Lanes, or on the high street.

Chinelo Anyanwu, Enfield Council’s cabinet member for public spaces, culture and local economy, said: “We are looking to inspire creativity, connect communities and embrace ideas to rejuvenate the high street and invest in local talent. We are determined to deliver creative spaces and support artistic industries in all of Enfield’s town centres.”

Arbeit Studios aims to transform empty units in London into studio spaces for artists, designers, makers, start-ups and small businesses, to inspire creativity, connect communities and power ideas. It has been working with both the council and community group Palmers Green Action Team on the wider aspect of the creative and community programme, which will include a local makers market; support Devonshire Square’s monthly markets; a creative programme of workshops and events tailored for local artists; and space and support for residents, grassroots groups and organisations looking to run and create events.

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Nimrod Vardi, co-director at Arbeit, said: “We’re incredibly excited to get cracking with our plans and projects for our new space in Palmers Green. We’ve already had such a warm welcome from the community, creatives and businesses and are looking forward to developing more connections so that we can best support the fantastic skills and talent here in Palmers Green.”

The next community market at Devonshire Square, a community space launched last year, will be held on 14th October, from 10am to 4pm, led by Palmers Green Action team – alongside a ‘wellbeing weekend’ at Arbeit Studios on 14th and 15th October.

Enfield artists who would like to apply for the first round of Arbeit’s artist residency programme, from October to January, should apply by 15th October via the Arbeit website:

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