Studio Voltaire is one of the UK’s leading not–for–profit arts organisations. Placing great emphasis on risk-taking and experimentation, their pioneering programmes of exhibitions, collaborative projects, artist development, live events, and offsite commissions have gained an international reputation.
Studio Voltaire was founded in 1994 by a collective of twelve artists, who set up a studio space in a disused tram shed on Voltaire Road, Clapham. An artist-centered approach remains at the core of Studio Voltaire’s work. Their growing studio and residency programmes forefront artists–led development, research, experimentation, and production, and provide opportunities for audiences to engage with this process.
Studio Voltaire commissions a wide range of ongoing and collaborative projects. They work with artists, organisations, schools, colleges, and communities to create contexts for people to share and collaborate, while also supporting critical engagement and lifelong learning.