Bristol Estate Artists Studios were launched in 2008. At the time, the project was the first in the country to locate a group of artists studios on local authority owned housing estate with control & management handed to the community assoc. The aim of the project was to create not just a sustainable income stream for the community but activities that deliver real benefit to residents. The purpose built start up studio spaces for artists, helped address problems in the buildings on the estate  – former drying rooms - that were being abused and creating community safety problems

There are currently seven studios on the estate. six smaller studios are located below Cherry,Viscaria, Meadowsweet blocks and the largest studio  at Damson .

Artists and makers across different disciplines are invited to apply for space. Studios are assigned on the basis of the artist's practice and importantly commitment to contribute to the community arts & culture programme.on the estate. Spaces are limited and availability is infrequent .It's advisable to put your name on the waiting list as shared spaces and short term sublets may also become available

Artists at different stages of their practice develop work at the studios. One of last year's joint Turner Prize winners, Helen Cammock had space here to develop her work.


Although studio spaces are limited, community opportunities are not. Artists located on the estate run a variety of free classes and workshops open to all ages and to anyone on the estate.

The new annual programme will be available from Sept 2020 , watch this space



Bristol Estate Leaseholders & Tenants Assoc. A volunteer community led CIC located in East Brighton. UK

East Brighton Neighbourhood Plan


Phone: 01273 675741

Registered Charity: currently updating

Get Monthly Updates

© BELTA.ORG.UK 2020 |  Terms of Use  |   Privacy Policy

Bristol Estate resident (leaseholder / tenant / art studio leaseholder) Do you have questions? Are there any issues you'd like more information about?

Email us at


Telephone: (01273)  675741 (Community Hub Office)
Please tell us your name, email address and the block that you live at along with your message


You can also post questions on Facebook : Bristol Estate Leaseholders And Tenants Association (BELTA)

Guide to attending Zoom meetings