Creative Land Trust
NextShoot, with its strong track-record of producing video content for the Arts, was invited to make a video to mark the launch of the Creative Land Trust, setting out the imbalances it seeks to redress and how it intends to help ensure the survival of the creative sector.
The Creative Land Trust, an independent social enterprise, was set up to secure long-term, affordable work spaces for artists and creatives at a time when studios are fast disappearing. A rapid rise in property values, increases in business rates and changes to planning have all contributed to this problem, with London alone losing 17 per cent of its studio spaces in just 3 years. The consequence is that 14,000 artists are on waiting lists for space with studio providers.
Supporting artists and creatives by securing studio space is not pure altruism. The capital’s creative and cultural industries contribute £47 billion to the city’s economy each year and studios not only support the creative sector but are hubs for the local communities around them.