We are EAT WORK ART.
We transform empty buildings into studio spaces that become home to exceptional communities. We create the framework for a world of ideas and inspiration.
Collaboration is what keeps our hubs alive and we will always seek innovative ways to bring together all those with a desire to create and share. What we practice is inherently sustainable and we make the most of space and resource, so our creative community can make the most of their ideas.
Eat Work Art (formerly Creative Network Partners*) was established in 2009 with the aim of reclaiming and unlocking abandoned buildings in London, and transforming them into spaces for independent creative businesses to grow.
We have grown organically and now look after three buildings - Netil House, Hackney Downs Studios and Old Paradise Yard - providing studio spaces for over 600 creative practitioners. Our regeneration work uses sustainable development and business practices to enrich the communities we work within.
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Aiming to bring like-minded individuals together who champion innovation and collaboration, everyone is welcome, from individual start-up artisan traders to more established companies, such as website design agencies to architecture firms.
Our role is to enable and facilitate creativity, collaboration and innovation. Everything we do is centred around bringing together creative people to foster a community where nothing is impossible. With this in mind, we have a motto, borrowing heavily from the great Dr.Seuss - “Oh the Places We Will Go!".
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Netil House on Westgate Street in Hackney was Eat Work Art's first creative hub, launched in 2009. This former empty Sixties building has been regenerated and it now offers studio spaces to over 100 creative companies, Netil360 roof space, Platform bar and cafe, and one of East London's busiest Saturday markets, Netil Market.
Hackney Downs Studios
Hackney Downs Studios, off Amhurst Road in Hackney, has transformed a disused industrial estate into a creative community hub that includes The Russet cafe and bar, the Village Green market, and The Theatre. It offers retail units, studio spaces and co-working space The Heart Space.
Old Paradise Yard
Old Paradise Yard in Lambeth, south London, is Eat Work Art's latest creative community. This former red brick schoolhouse building is now a collaborative work hub consisting studio spaces, cafe, art gallery, music rehearsal space, recording studio and 3D printing lab.
Arts and events
Our Eat Work Art communities host an eclectic calendar of theatre productions, gigs, events, shoots and activities that pop up around in our creative spaces all year round.
*Eat Work Art derives from Creative Network Partners