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

accessibility & getting here


All ground floor studios are are fully accessible. First floor spaces are not accessible as they can only be reached by stairs. All spaces, including the toilet and sink space are accessed directly from the external courtyard.


128 Harbour Street
North Ayrshire
KA12 8PZ

getting here

The Courtyard Studios are a ten minute walk from the train station along Harbour Street on the harbour front. The studios are next door to the Ship Inn. There is free parking available within the studio complex.

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