Studio Open Call

This March, two studios will become available at KARST and Under (the unit below KARST’s main space). We are inviting applications from artists interested in joining KARST’s community. Applicants are judged on individual 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
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Communal social area 
  • Meeting / conference room and library (on request)
  • Access to technical equipment 
  • Access to roller doors for loading
  • Artist links on KARST website & social media
  • Opportunities for studio visits / critique with art professionals 
  • Limited number of allocated parking spaces


Studio details

Studio 07  (KARST): Individual, 2.1m x 4.4m at price £115.50

Studio 16  (Under): Individual, 2m x 3m at price £90

Cost is inclusive of VAT & business rates, Wi-Fi, and utility bills including electric and water.


Access and facilities

KARST: 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.

Under: Studio entrance includes one step into the building. Once inside the building, the space under KARST is on one level with accessible facilities and a roller shutter for loading. There is no central heating within the space, however an electric heater will be provided.


Applicants are considered on the basis of

  • An active and critically engaged 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 16 hours per week to on site studio practice
  • How their practice contributes to the current community of studio artists
  • Progression since graduation where relevant


Key dates

  • Deadline: 14th February 2024
  • Notification: 19th February  2024
  • Tenancy begins: 1st March  2024


Application form

All applications must include a completed application form with supporting information, such as images, relevant links, artist CV and appropriate references based on the selection criteria. 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.

For more information and to discuss your application contact