Businesses in the marketing and creative industry looking for unique and inspirational spaces to rent in London for events, meetings, launches or shoots can now book space at somewhereto.com.
By doing so, they will be part of the somewhereto_ campaign to #KeepLondonCreative
somewhereto_ is a social enterprise that helps businesses find creative spaces. It takes a share of the rental fee from the host and uses it to provide young people aged 16-25 with free space in London to pursue creative or enterprising endeavours.
Every time a business, agency or freelancer books a space through somewhereto_ they do it in the knowledge that they are investing in the future of a young person.
Tom Barratt, Programme Director of somewhereto_ says:
“London’s young artists, designers, architects, and writers, to musicians and filmmakers are struggling to find affordable and flexible space to be able to pursue their ideas. For established creative businesses, this adds significant operational costs and pressures. For young creatives, the effect is far more serious. They find themselves being marginalised or, in many cases, pushed out of the city altogether.
We are committed to fighting back against the hollowing out of the capital’s creative districts. Every time someone books a space through somewhereto_ they are helping to #KeepLondonCreative by giving a young creative access to another somewhereto_ space for free. Fulfilling not only the potential of a generation, but the promise of a vibrant, creative London.”
One young person who was given the opportunity to develop in London is art graduate, Albert. He says:
“somewhereto_ enabled me to breach the void between post art school unemployment and a creative career by giving me the space and support I needed to progress my creative and professional development. This included space that allowed me to paint large-scale for the first time and inviting an audience and customers into a studio to interact with.”
somewhereto_ is well-placed to find space for London’s creative industry having amassed a unique and enviable portfolio of creative spaces over the last six years as part of a National Lottery funded project liberating under-used space for young people across the UK.
It’s a vital part of the somewhereto_ mission that the spaces they provide are that little bit special. Whether they offer breathtaking views, or come complete with a creative community attached, all spaces are vetted and fit for purpose. Clients can expect flexible, short-term spaces for anything from photo-shoots to one-off meetings and killer pitches.
Already, hundreds of inspiring venues and spaces around the capital have signed up to be part of the venture.
Dominic Perez-Silva, Corporate Development Manager at Oval Space & The Pickle Factory says:
“For us, it’s a mutually beneficial arrangement. We see the creative spirit of London as an essential part of our offering. People want to use our space because London is such a vibrant, exciting place. This is an easy way for us to help make sure it stays that way.”