Why We Need Your Help

WHALE-Arts is a community based arts centre in Wester Hailes which serves the population of South West Edinburgh. We manage a business incubator space called the WHALE-Pod for creative start-up organisations (for more information contact david@whalearts.co.uk).

A number of artists have approached us seeking dedicated studio/workshop space. We thought it would be interesting to look at whether there would be an interest amongst Edinburgh’s creative community in studio/workshop space in this area.

We would be really grateful if you could take five minutes to answer a few questions for us. You may pass this on to others in your network who might be interested.

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* 1. Which of the following creative fields do you participate in (tick all applicable)?

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* 2. Did you graduate in an arts field?

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* 3. Have you ever sought or thought about having your own studio/workshop space?

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* 4. Would you consider studio/workshop space in the Wester Hailes (EH14 postcode area) community?

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* 5. How important would the following be for YOU when considering renting studio/workshop space (1 being very important and five being not at all important)?

  1 very important 2 quite important 3 neither/nor  4 minor importance 5 no importance
Price
Quality of facilities (toilets, heating etc)
Flexibility of terms e.g. contract notice period
Amount of space available for personal use
Capacity to mix/work with other artists
Retail space
Exhibition space
Space to run workshops
Storage space
Availability of shared equipment
Flexibility of access (e.g. evenings weekends)
The opportunity to work with the Wester Hailes community

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* 6. Please feel free to explain or add to any of your responses to the question above.

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* 7. What price band would you consider (bear in mind that higher price bands would allow a higher level of shared facilities)?

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* 8. Would you have any advice for us if we were to pursue the development of studio/workshop space in Wester Hailes?

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* 9. You may leave this blank to remain anonymous or provide contact details (name and email preferred) if you would like to be kept informed of future developments

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