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‘Save Aire Place Studios’ appeal launched

A creative studio space off Kirkstall Road has launched an appeal to support its work while it is closed due to the Covd-19 lockdown.

Aire Place Studios is a hub for creative people across Leeds – but after closing in March has had to launch a crowdfunding appeal to raise £6,000 to help pay the bills and keep the building safe over the next three months.

The studios, which survived the Boxing Day floods of 2015, have also been forced to cancel a number of events. Posting on their Crowdfunding site, they said:

“This has had a huge impact on many of our members who work from APS and require us to be open to allow their business to function.

“The financial implications this will have on our studio will also hit us hard over the coming weeks/months. In more detail, a number of studio membership contracts have had to come to an end.

“While we are being advised to self isolate and follow guidelines of social distancing, it will be highly unlikely these spaces are filled again, meaning more financial loss and more creative business lost and not able to access the regular support they receive from APS.”

More details – and the Crowdfunder – can be found here.


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