About

Artsadmin enables artists to create without boundaries, producing bold, interdisciplinary work to share with local, national and international audiences. The advisory service supports artists at every stage of their development with free advice and opportunities. At Toynbee Studios, Artsadmin has established a centre for the creation, rehearsal and presentation of new work.

Artsadmin quietly resists the rushing tide of commercialisation and scrambling for celebrity status. They remain: unpretentious, non name dropping, non bandwagon jumping, non manipulative, honest, caring, dog and child loving, perfectionist, professional, dignified, and 100% committed. They love and respect art and work with artists with patience, real expertise and experience keeping the art itself at the centre of everything. Working with them is a true collaborative experience.
Rosemary Lee, artist


Artsadmin’s values underpin all three strands of its work:

  • Sustainable. Raising awareness of environmental issues through the arts and seeking greener ways of working.

  • Collaborative. Developing long-term relationships with diverse audiences, artists and partners.

  • Bold. Encouraging artists to take risks, supporting radical approaches and promoting experimentation.


In 2014/15 Artsadmin:

  • supported 585 artists in free workshops and one-to-one sessions

  • produced the work of 19 artists

  • reached audiences of 115,000 globally

  • Ackroyd & Harvey, The Divide, 1996

  • © the artists

    Ackroyd & Harvey, Dilston Grove, 2003

  • Anne Bean, Reap, 2004

  • Bock and Vincenzi, invisible dances...1999-2006, 1999

  • Photo by Thierry Bal

    Zineb Sedira, MiddleSea, 2008

  • Photo by Hugo Glendinning

    Curious, On the Scent, 2003

  • © Bob van Dantzig

    Graeme Miller, A Girl Skipping, 1990

  • © Hugo Glendinning

    Graeme Miller, The Sound Observatory, 1992

  • © Graeme Miller

    Graeme Miller, Beheld, 2006

  • Graeme Miller, Linked, 2003

  • Mem Morrison, Ringside, 2009

  • Photo: Film Still

    Gary Stevens, Slow Life, 2005

  • Photo by Minna Thornton

    Gary Stevens, And, 2002

  • © Peter Atkinson

    Station House Opera, Play on Earth, 2006

  • © the artists

    Ackroyd & Harvey, FlyTower, 2007

  • © Andrew Whittuck

    Bobby Baker, How to Live, 2004

  • © Hugo Glendinning

    Anne Bean, Toynbee Studios launch event, 2007

  • © Michael O'Brien Thumm

    Station House Opera, The Bastille Dances, 1989

  • Photo by Hydar Dewachi

    Station House Opera, Roadmetal, Sweetbread, 1998

  • Photo by Hugo Glendinning

    Gary Stevens, Ape, 2007

  • Summer Season, 2007

  • © Jaime Gorospe

    La Ribot, Mas distinguidas, 1997

  • The Seed, The Root, 1996

  • Conservatory, 1997

  • Going Bye Byes, 1992

  • Bobby Baker, Kitchen Show, 1991

  • The Navigators, 1989

  • You, the city, 1989

  • Gor Hoi, 1987

  • © the artist

    The Summit, 1987

  • © the artist

    You Strike the Woman, You Strike the Rock, 1987

  • The Carrier Frequency, 1983

  • © the artist

    Redheugh, 1980

  • Photo by Become An Image workshop team.

    DIY, 2007

  • Imagine 2020 Summer Labs, 2011

  • Photo by Tony Millings

    Various Artists, Out of Water | Caroline Wright & Helen Paris, 2012

  • Photograph by Peter McMaster

    Make Space: Summer Project 2013, 2013

  • Photograph by Hugo Glendinning.

    Curious, Best Before End, 1970

  • Photo by Oliver Rudkin.

    Nic Green, Make Space: Summer Project 2014, 2014

  • Does It Matter?, 2014

  • Illustration by Rebecca Davies.

    Ailleurs en Folie - Londres (Home and Away - London), 2015

  • Photo by Paul Blackemore for Mayfest Bristol.

    Handmade Weekend, 2014

  • 2 Degrees Festival, 2015

  • Photos by Jack Hobhouse.

    Natalie Jeremijenko: TREExOFFICE, 2015

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