The Florence Trust is so much more than just an artists' studio.

The Florence Trust offers twelve-month studio residencies commencing in August each year for up to a dozen carefully selected artists. During the residency, each artist gets 24-hour access to a studio within the Trust’s Grade-1 listed neo-gothic church. The artists are then all included in the Trust’s two annual exhibitions in January and July, with a full-colour catalogue that profiles each practice and includes a text by an independent arts writer accompanying the latter exhibition. Throughout the year, the Florence Trust provides a mentoring programme tailored to the requirements and objectives of each resident. This includes one-to-one sessions with the Director; resident curator; members of the board of Trustees; as well as visiting artists, writers, and curators. Alongside this, the Trust helps its residents build a valuable network of contacts. The artist’s relationship with other residents will form a significant part of this network and this will be strengthened through peer-critiques, workshops, and exhibition projects. This is then supplemented by connections created through meetings with gallerists during gallery tours and outside curators during studio visits.

In the past, artists have joined the Trust at a pivotal stage in their careers and used the opportunity as a springboard to establish themselves in the London art scene and beyond. Our alumni have gone on to exhibit in museums and galleries around the world and their work has become part of major international public and private collections.

We also have an exhibition space that is open to the public for exhibitions, events, and by appointment. For more information on forthcoming events, please view are news section and join our mailing list.

The Florence Trust is run by a Director, Studio Manager, and a group of committed Trustees. It is a registered educational charity that aims to deliver a bespoke programme dedicated to the creative and professional development of each of its resident artists.


Ryan McClelland's Studio (2012)

Alexandra Wilk's Studio (2012)

Frederick Sorrell's Studio (2012)

Christian Newby's Studio (2012)
Winter Show FT15

Opening: Friday 30th January, 6 - 9pm

Open: 31st January & 1st February, 12 - 6pm

The Florence Trust is delighted to welcome you to the opening of the Winter Open on Friday 30th January 2015 from 6-9pm. The Winter Open takes place at the mid-way point through our twelve artists’ year-long residency at the Trust and is the public’s first chance to explore their studios.  

This year we welcome international artists from as far away as Colombia and Taiwan all of whom were selected on the strength and potential of their practice.  This is a great opportunity to meet our artists and see how their work is developing and responding to the space and the artistic community.
Mulled wine and drinks will be available through the night.

FT 15 Artists

Fabio Lattanzi Antinori

Phoebe Boswell

Kirsty Buchanan

Ting-Tong Chang

Susannah Douglas

Tim Lee

Natalia Trivino Lozano

William Martin

Jonathan Munro

Cara Nahaul

Anna Jung Seo

Francis Olvez Wilshaw

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