We have 13 artists’ studios on the top floor above Hot Bed Press, (plus 1 studio within the workshop facilities on the first floor). ‘You don’t have top be a printmaker to ahve a studio here … but it helps’. Artists pay on average £85.00 a month for studios that are 15ft x 12ft. We also have a few different sized spaces at different rates. We have been full since day one, but occasionally someone moves out and we offer the space to anyone on our reserve list. there is always demand for spaces.
As part of a major expansion of Hot Bed Press in October 2010 we took on the top floor of the building and refurbished it, and created 11 new studios on the top floor of The Casket Works, (and we have subsequently added another 2 studios in 2012), with thanks to the generous support of Central Salford Urban Regeneration Company, who gave us £10,000 towards this development. (Salford City Council also gave us 6 months rent free period in lieu of a total upgrading of lighting and electrics.)
Studio tenants can take advantage of a reduced monthly regular usage of £40 a month for unlimited access during open access times. (When a keyholder position is available from the limited number of keyholder members we have, they may request to be upgraded to 24 hours access to the print facilities for the same monthly fee.) Alternatively tenants can pay £2.75 an hour to use the print facilities.