Studio Spaces Available at OSE

Open School East is a free, independent art school and community space that focuses on collective learning through the arts. We support cultural practitioners at an early stage of their career to develop and sustain their practice, and enable young people and adults alike to learn new and transferable skills, develop their confidence and shape their creative voice by becoming active learners and co-producers of OSE’s programmes.

We also provide studio space for creative professionals in Margate. We are more than just artist’s studios; we want to attract people from all areas of the creative industries. Current studio holders include artists, alumni, designers, educators and musicians. 

All studios are being rented out at £12.50 per square metre and studio rent includes utility costs, access to kitchen and other facilities and 24/7 hour access.

The spaces available are as follows; 

Basement Studio

Basement studio space of 15 sqm at £187.50 per month – suitable for clean/ dirty work (no carpet). Washing facilities in the basement. 

1st Floor Studio

1st floor studio space of 11.1 sqm at £138.75 per month – suitable for clean/ dirty work (no carpet. Washing facilities in the basement. 

2nd floor Studio

2nd floor studio space of 17.5 sqm at £218.75 per month – suitable for clean work only (carpet in place). Washing facilities in basement. 


  • 24 hour access to OSE, 7 days a week
  • Open to studios being shared and could be suitable for up to three people depending on use
  • Use of WI-FI, kitchen, toilet facilities, waste and recycling 
  • Permanent Studio Space
  • Heating costs covered
  • Free profile on OSE Website
  • Free promotion of events on OSE Website, Newsletter & Social Media
  • Cleaning of communal spaces
  • Ad Hoc access to OSE project spaces 
  • Part of OSE community
  • Proximity to OSE programmes, Associates, invited artists, curators and arts professionals


If you would like to come and see the building and studio spaces, please do email