We're bringing more art to the heart of Barking!

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Artists impression of the House for Artists

We’re planning to build a House for Artists in the heart of Barking. The development on Linton Road, will be home to 12 artists and features ground floor studio space for the artists to work with the local community.

It forms part of our plans to support home-grown talent and to attract artists and craftspeople to the borough, and has been supported by the Mayor of London, as part of his work to support the capital’s creative industries.

The House for Artists will be rented at below market rates to 12 artists and their families, in return for working with local artists and the local community to develop the creative industries and creative works locally. The artists were selected by a panel including Grayson Perry, who will be creating a bespoke commission for the development.

The House for Artists is being built on behalf of the Council by Be First, and contractors Murphy Group. It is due to be completed by September 2021.

Planning permission for the House for Artists was granted in 2018. In October 2020, we applied to change the design slightly. The planning committee will consider these changes on 30 November.

Find out more

  • A summary of the proposed alterations to the design and planning permission (October 2020) can be seen here.
  • For full details, see the planning application on the Council's website. The original planning permission is number 18/00555/FUL. The alterations we are proposing can be seen if you search for number 20/01815/VAR
  • If you have any views, please write them below.

We’re planning to build a House for Artists in the heart of Barking. The development on Linton Road, will be home to 12 artists and features ground floor studio space for the artists to work with the local community.

It forms part of our plans to support home-grown talent and to attract artists and craftspeople to the borough, and has been supported by the Mayor of London, as part of his work to support the capital’s creative industries.

The House for Artists will be rented at below market rates to 12 artists and their families, in return for working with local artists and the local community to develop the creative industries and creative works locally. The artists were selected by a panel including Grayson Perry, who will be creating a bespoke commission for the development.

The House for Artists is being built on behalf of the Council by Be First, and contractors Murphy Group. It is due to be completed by September 2021.

Planning permission for the House for Artists was granted in 2018. In October 2020, we applied to change the design slightly. The planning committee will consider these changes on 30 November.

Find out more

  • A summary of the proposed alterations to the design and planning permission (October 2020) can be seen here.
  • For full details, see the planning application on the Council's website. The original planning permission is number 18/00555/FUL. The alterations we are proposing can be seen if you search for number 20/01815/VAR
  • If you have any views, please write them below.