Studio Voltaire was initiated in 1994 by a collective of twelve artists who set up a studio space in a disused tram shed on Voltaire Road, Clapham. In 1999 the organisation moved to its current location on Nelson’s Row, close to Clapham High Street and grew to become a registered charity in 2001. Through an ambitious public programme of exhibitions, commissions, live events and offsite projects, they play a key role in supporting emerging practices and ideas, often giving artists their first solo exhibition in London.
Studio Voltaire currently houses over 45 London-based artists. This includes internationally recognised practitioners to recent graduates and two groups supporting artists with learning difficulties: Actionspace and Intoart.