Studio space at the Royal Standard, Liverpool

The Royal Standard, is an exciting new artist run gallery, bar, and workspace situated off upper parliament street in Liverpool. We currently have a limited number of studio spaces available, and would like to fill them with a key group of Liverpool-based fine artists who are committed to furthering and developing their practice and would like to do so in a vibrant, friendly, discursive and open environment.

We will be holding informal interviews on Friday 24th March 2006, at which we will be looking at artists’ portfolios and CVs, and talking about studio membership.

To arrange an interview please email a brief outline of your practice to:
(please specify what times you can be available. If you cannot attend on the 24th an alternative appointment may be possible.)

Studios range from approximately £30-£65/month and we have first floor and basement spaces available (the latter are half the price of 1st floor studios and may be best suited to photographers/artists working with video/sound etc)
If you would like to see the spaces before the 24th, you can arrange to by emailing the above address. To apply, you must be able to take up studio space asap, and before the end of April 06.

Address: 2 Grey st, off Winsor st, Liverpool L8 1XN

The Royal Standard is directed by: Paul Luckraft, Jim Buso, Sean Hawkridge and Eleanor Hawkridge.

Vision Statement:

Our vision is to establish a key community of artists producing the most interesting and dynamic new art in the north west, working co-operatively from The Royal Standard public house on Windsor Street, Toxteth, Liverpool.
We will endeavor to offer the city’s artistic and cultural community a location where meeting, talk, engagement and vitality are foundational. We will host exhibitions drawing from a field of potential that includes the most exciting emerging artists, established independent practitioners, local graduates and artist-initiatives nationally and internationally. We will make available a centre of excellence, showcasing the most innovative, exciting and promising art works, projects and events we can programme.
Through providing artists’ studios we will strive to create a home for a group of artists challenging their practices, their peers and their environment on all levels. We will also act as a social hub, providing ample space and facilities to act as a day-to-day launch pad for a wider membership of artists and practitioners and a location for a varied
programme of live events and social activity.


The focus of our vision is on excellence in engagement and production, creating a solid environment propagating confidence, constructive criticism and opportunity, a cultural programme that is approachable, risk-taking and
accountable, striving for integrity and quality at every level.


The Project will be based in the former location of The Grapes public house on Windsor Street in Toxteth, renamed The Royal Standard. The ground floor will comprise a 35m2 dedicated gallery space, a 19m2 project space and a
social space/bar area at approx 75m2 with capacity for approx 80-100 people. The first floor will comprise 65m2 shared studio space spread over 4 individual spaces (which will accommodate approximately 12 artists), a
kitchen, bathroom and roof terrace. The basement comprises ample space for 6 artist’s workspace and storage.