Short-Term Studio Open Call

In July 2024 a studio will become available on a short-term basis.  KARST is inviting applications from artists interested in joining KARST’s community. Applications are judged on individual artist’s needs and scope for progression.  Priority is given to artists who are able to evidence a sustained practice and potential for further development within their work.


Studio Facilities & Membership:

  • 24 hour access
  • Limited number of allocated parking spaces
  • Full alarm and CCTV system
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Communal social area 
  • Meeting / conference room
  • Access to technical equipment 
  • Access to a loading bay within studio space
  • Artist links on KARST website & social media
  • Opportunities for studio visits / critique with art professionals 


Studio currently available:

  • Studio 2: 4×4.5m at £250 pcm / £600 for 3 months
  • Natural light
  • Immediate transport access – electronic roller shutter


Costs all inclusive of: 

  • VAT & business rates
  • WIFI 
  • Utility bills including waste disposal, electricity, water


Selection Criteria

Spaces are reviewed and assessed by a selection panel of KARST staff.



Studio entrance includes a set of 4 stairs. Once inside the building, KARST is on one level with accessible facilities. Accessible entrance to the building is via the gallery entrance which includes a wheelchair platform lift. This point of entry is limited to public opening hours and by appointment.


Applicants are considered on the basis of:

  • An active and critically engaged contemporary fine art practice
  • The clarity of direction of their work
  • Already established networks within and beyond Plymouth
  • Evidently exhibiting work on a regional, national or international level
  • Willingness to proactively participate in regular studio meetings and peer sessions 
  • A commitment of at least 15 hours per week to on site studio practice
  • The current community of studio artists and their practices 
  • Progression since graduation.  New applicants within higher education are not eligible to apply, with the exception of research-based PhD practice.


Key Dates

  • Ongoing deadline 
  • Tenancy available from 1 July 2024
  • Tenancy end 30 September 2024

Successful applicants will be invited for an informal discussion about studio provision prior to a final offer of tenancy. 


Application Form

All applications must include a completed application form which includes supporting information, such as images, relevant links, artist CV and appropriate references based on the selection criteria. Please send applications to  All applicants are encouraged to visit our website or arrange a meeting with staff or residents before applying to find out the suitability of the studio in relation to their practice.