A R T I S T  Q U A R T E R

'Asylum Artist Quarter CIC' oversee's community engagement, third sector, council partnerships and educational programs. Within all of our venues, the gallery, the studios and our commercial shop/events space, our priority is to enable and mentor contemporary artists who are exploring social & political work, whilst remaining inclusive to its community by offering local opportunities and facilitating knowledge shares. We want to nurture artistic expression and support the regeneration of our city through cultural development. By offering artist led spaces where programs and co-developed with the affiliated collective, we provide agency to our artists through bottom up collaboration and co-programming in our spaces.

You can get involved in our community in a number of ways.


We offer Hot Desking to start up creative business' allowing you a supportive environment to collaborate with professional artists.

We also have a regular program which you can contribute to and run events within as a member whilst showing and selling your artwork.

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Even if we don't have any available studio's to rent, you can join the collective and still use our facilities, benefiting from a supportive environment and creative networks.

Our Membership scheme

Tier 1 | £10pm

  • Sell your artwork in the commercial gallery at only 5% commission to cover our admin.

  • Book the events space to use with no cost to run events, meetings or workshops.

  • Hot desk and use all of our facilities across the three sites during opening hours.

  • You can request a free solo show in the Asylum Gallery exhibition space or the commercial gallery. *subject to availability*

  • You will also be advertised as a partner on our site and all of your services promoted through our channels.

  • Your progression and mentoring will be prioritised and you can book mentoring sessions for free with the team.

  • You are also guaranteed a space in group shows and be able to attend all events and workshops for free.

Tier 2 | £25pm 

  • Tier 1 + storage facilities for your artwork.

Please contact | community.engagement.aaq@gmail.com

If your membership needs are different to what is offered above, you can contact us to discuss what you need.

Our Partners

Our current partners who are using our facilities and offering services to our collective and the community.


Over 7 years experience video documenting arts and culture in the WestMidlands and collaborating with Asylum Artist Quarter CIC in developing an archive of artists work across a diversity of mediums.

Mobile| 07758346823

Email| rbrown364@btinternet.com

The Photostudio

A collaborative space that facilitates local partnerships and creative project development.

Directed by 'The Crimson White' Model portfolio accessible through Purpleport with the added bonus of her modelling expertise. 


The space is available for hire and so are the services of the artists, models and media support available on site.


Tuition also available.


Available equipment 

- White paper back drop

- Textured and brick wall 

- 2 x continuous lighting soft boxes 

- 1 x white photo umbrella light 

- Props and chairs are available

- Model catalogue on request

The studio is for hire at £20ph and upon request the rest of the artists studios are also available for photoshoots for an additional £5ph. 

We are available for model days, fashion shoots, portraits, and the photographing of artwork for portfolios.