Tara Marshall-Tierney from Wasps – ‘Workshop & Artists Studio Provision Scotland’, a charity providing affordable studios to artists etc. at 19 buildings across Scotland – tells the story of three buildings repurposed as artists’ studios for Scotland’s largest creative community, in a Blog posted by Historic Environment Scotland (HES).
Tara writes, for HES:
I’ve been working for Wasps for just over a year now. A charity which manages inspiring spaces and places, Wasps is home to Scotland’s largest creative community. As an organisation, we provide studio space to around 900 artists, 25 arts charities and 33 creative businesses at 19 historic locations across Scotland.
Over the past 42 years, Wasps has been breathing new life and purpose into historic buildings from Shetland to the Scottish Borders, including former schools, libraries and even Glasgow’s historic fish market.
These are the stories behind three of our studio projects– iconic buildings where some of Scotland’s best loved artists, designers and makers are now based.
The guidance from HES explains how Wasps and other charities, developers and decision makers in the planning system can see the reuse and adaptation of listed buildings for community benefit.
To find out more about Wasps visit www.waspsstudios.org.uk
Read the HES Planning Performance Report to find out more about the work of the HES Heritage Directorate and Historic Environment Scotland’s role in the planning system.