Wasps started in Dundee way back in 1977 at Meadow Mill, an historic jute mill that we have leased since 1989. In 2012, we successfully redeveloped Meadow Mill studios to create:
- 58 Studios across three floors housing up to 100 artists
- A large open-plan studio divided into smaller, more affordable bays aimed at new graduates
- Better natural light, fixed heating in studios and enhanced signage
- Greater circulation space, a new lift and improved accessibility
There is also a large project space on the top floor, used for exhibitions, performances and events. If you are interested in finding out more about this space, click here.
Apply for an artist studio
Our artist studios are intended to support visual and applied artists and makers. We operate a registered waiting list and ask anyone looking to rent a studio with Wasps to apply to our waiting list. For all information on how to apply to the register, as well as details on our lettings process and studio eligibility please visit this section of our website. On occasion, we have studios and offices advertised outwith our registered waiting list. You can find these here: Available Studios & Offices.
Being a Wasps Tenant
With over 40 years worth of expertise, we are the UK’s largest provider of affordable studio space for artists and creative industries.
Tenants of the Wasps community receive the following benefits:
• Affordable studio prices with no hidden costs - utilities and Wifi are all inclusive in artist studios (rates apply for creative offices)
• Building security - all our buildings are either owned or on long term rentals
• 24/7 secure access all year round
• Part of our community of almost 1,000 artists and creatives in our 20 buildings across Scotland
• Exhibiting and selling opportunities through our Arts & Enterprise programme including:
⁃ Exhibitions - over 50% of artists exhibited in our gallery programmes are tenants
⁃ Makers Markets
⁃ South Block shop
⁃ Open Studios
⁃ Art Fairs
• Ability to join our Own Art scheme
• Support and expertise from Wasps’ staff team
• Promotion on our website with an artist profile
Meadow Mill is a 10 minute walk from the Overgate in Dundee. By car or on foot, follow the signs to Verdant Works and Meadow Mill Studios are next door. There is parking on site, for use of building tenants only.