The pros and cons of various legal structures for studio organisations and the impact of the Charities Act 2006. Solicitor Nicholas Sharp prepared this presentation for the NFASP 2008 conference.
Setting up artists' studios
A role for Spatial Planning. A briefing note for planning and regeneration professionals. This guidance offers an insight into how affordable artists' studios contribute to sustainable communities.
A guide for studio organisations on the pros and cons of becoming a Community Interest Company (CIC). Prepared by Solicitor Nicholas Sharp, this seminar paper was presented to the NFASP conference 2008.
This Guidance is an update of the 2009 Guidance on the Charities Act, including advice from a leading charity law barrister and the recent experience of some NFASP members who have applied for charity status.
Arts solicitor Nicholas Sharp has prepared a guidance note for NFASP members that are limited companies. The note covers the main provisions of the Companies Act 2006, which are in force as at 6 April 2009.
This guidance shows how studio providers can seek funding from alternative sources such as funds supporting skills development, regeneration and community activities.They were prepared by Marc Collett as part of a workshop at the NFASP conference in Liverpool in October 2008.
This guidance is aimed at artists who want to find studio premises and covers some of the basic topics to consider before settling on a building. This resource is available to download to non-members, too.
Advice on leases and licences for studio providers. Member-only resource.
Making your case for public sector investment in shared workspaces/studios. This is a summary of a Powerpoint workshop presentation by Deborah Best and Pete Courtie from the NFASP 2009 Conference.
NFASP has commissioned Nicholas Sharp, consultant to media solicitors Swan Turton LLP, to prepare three template constitutions (Articles of Association) to help studio groups and organisations that are adopting a legal structure for the first time, and to save groups time and money.
Advice on Studio Occupancy Polices. This guide is intended to provide a starting point for thinking about the issues involved in managing artist tenants and devising an appropriate occupancy policy for your studios. It is aimed at small and medium-sized organisations.
A set of guidance notes produced to help both artists, local authorities and regeneration agencies to establish temporary space for artists in communities.
This case study draws on the experience of A Space in Southampton to explain some of the issues and processes associated with setting up your organisation as a charity.
Buying a building and setting up viable, affordable studio space for yourself and others. Mushroom Works is an artist-led gallery and studio space in Newcastle upon Tyne housing a diverse range of creative practitioners.
Artists' Studios: A guide to securing, supporting and creating affordable studios in London is for developers - local authorities, registered social landlords and private sector developers.
In this NFASP case study, we look at a model that has production and collaboration at its core, occupying buildings on a temporary basis as the needs of their practice demand to produce, show and discuss work.