Founded by professional visual artist Lorraine Clarke and space projects quality consultant Nigel Young in January 2002, Euroart was originally established in leased industrial premises on Tottenham High Road, a few doors from Spurs Football Club. In 2009, Spurs purchased the site for development of a new stadium and Euroart was summarily issued notice to quit. Consequently, two warehouse units at Gaunson House were leased on 20-year terms, 34 workspaces created and 30 artists relocated from the High Road premises. In August 2011 a third warehouse unit was leased and an additional 36 workspaces created. The current 70 workspaces have the potential to host up to 80 fine artists, makers and creative businesses.
Euroart is committed to bringing contemporary art practice to the local community. Through self-funding and/or grants, Euroart has delivered activities enabling people to participate in artistic and creative experiences, which can have transforming and lasting benefits. Creative workshops have been delivered in the studios and across the borough. A number of collaborative projects with other local organisations have also been delivered, e.g. Bruce Castle Museum, Bernie Grants Arts Centre, West Green Learning Centre, Friends of Markfield Park and North London Chamber of Commerce.
Proactively managed, Euroart promotes the work of its residents and often source opportunities for them. Occasionally, projects are initiated with local organisations, bringing paid work to its resident creative practitioners. Euroart also provides various business support services, i.e. organisation of open studios events, business mentoring and provision of information on business and network opportunities.
Find out more about upcoming events and available studios by visiting euroart.co.uk