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Mushroom Works
St Lawrence Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Application form PDF
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Guidance notes PDF
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The Brick Works has 12 studio / workspaces, ranging in size and facilities which are appropriate for a range of creative people and businesses.

There is a simple application process for a studio at the Brick Works. Please download an application form below [in word or PDF format]. Please aslo read the guidance notes before you fill in the form and apply.

Facilities - The studios are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is a meeting room, to meet with clients, if it is not appropriate to take them into your studio. A communal kitchen area,to encourage residents to get together and talk. (A great place to interact and exchange ideas.)

Selection - All applicants for studios will undergo a selection process to ensure that they are right for the studio and that they fulfil the criteria required to work at the Brick Works. The main requirement is that 'the applicant works within the creative industries and is currently involved in their own practice or business for a significant proportion of their time'.
Selection is carried out by filling in a simple application form and then possibly attending a short interview and presentation of some of your recent work with slides, photographs or other appropriate methods.

Allocation – Studios will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The final decision will be down to the Mushroom Works CIC management committee. You will normally be notified within 7 days of your application of the outcome. All studio space holders will enter into a licence agreement with the Mushroom Works CIC for use of studio at the Brick Works. This will run initially for three months then run on a rolliing basis which will continue until either party wishes to terminate the licence which can be done in writing one month before you wish to vacate the studio.

Shared Studio Spaces – if you wish to share a studio space with another artist you will be joint and severally liable for any rent, bills or other responsibilities.

Charges – Studio charges are inclusive of rent, rates, water and upkeep of the communal areas in the Brick Works. Power charges calculated on an individual basis and based on metered consumption.
Rental levels for the studios spaces are around £55 per week.The charges are payable monthly in advance by standing order, and are subject to annual review. A refundable deposit of £220 is payable before you move into the studio and is fully returned when you vacate, provide there are no outstanding debts and the space is left in reasonable condition.

De-selection – de-selection will take place when a studio holder no longer fills the criteria required by the Brick Works. Suggestions for de-selection can be made by any resident of the Brick Works.

If you would like more information on the application procedure please contact us.