Finding a venue for your arts project
Unused spaces and locations can host many kinds of cultural activity.
If you are interested in creating your own projects please read our guide to using empty shops.
Many of the suitable spaces in borough are privately owned and the first step should always be to contact the owner of the space that you are interested in. You can also search the Commercial property database.
The professional membership body for all those engaged in developing and managing affordable studio space for visual artists.
Poole Borough Council's toolkit for artists and organisations wanting to occupy empty spaces. Please note that this document should be used for guidance only, as the contact details are now out of date.
'Meanwhile' online forum
Helpful information – such as sample leases – for those interested in taking over temporary sites.