Bow Arts was established in 1994 by Marcel Baettig with the kind support of Marc Schimmel, the owner of our Bow Road premises and a valued supporter of the arts. This first site, formed of two adjacent buildings, quickly established itself as a thriving artist studios supporting over 100 working artists.
Our mission is to support community renewal across London by delivering Arts and Creative Services through our financially sustainable social enterprise model. At present, Bow Arts manages 12 different studio sites across London and we are developing more. We also operate a Low Cost Accomodation scheme throughout Bow, this provides housing for practising artists who have an interest in community work. Our workspace schemes support over 500 artists with affordable safe spaces to work and grow.