SET is a multifaceted arts and community organisation based in numerous centres across London. SET is home to an eclectic and experimental arts programme alongside affordable artist workspace.
SET Projects & our Members Programme include performances, live music, exhibitions, talks, workshops and screenings, and seeks to provide a platform for new and collaborative projects. With an inclusive ethos always, SET is a community which aims to bridge gaps between disciplines, creating a platform for collaboration and multidisciplinary experimentation.
SET’s charitable objectives are: ‘for the public benefit, to promote, improve and advance education in, and appreciation of, the arts.’ We fulfil this aim by financially and creatively supporting grassroots artistic production. Our mission is to nurture artists’ communities by offering affordable studios – the space, foundations and support to make bold, innovative and exciting new works.
We support our Members in developing their practices by giving them access to project spaces, workshop areas, and inviting them to contribute to our Members’ Programme, a public arts programme led by our membership.
SET is currently home to nearly 1,000 studio members and has a SET Social membership of over 1,000 people. SET hosts artists working in a variety of practices and disciplines from text, performance, and installation, to music, sound, print, textiles and more.
SET currently has 8 centres in London. SET Lewisham and SET Woolwich project spaces are home to our main exhibition programme, whilst SET Social hosts our social space, bar, and performance and events venue. All other SET centres are home to a variety of artists workspaces: from desk space to light industrial units and exhibition space.
Each SET centre is hosted in otherwise vacant property, some temporary and some long term. SET brings disused space back into positive use in the interim period: see ‘Property Management’ for further information.
SET relies on your kind support! If you can, donate to support SET and our community of artists – Please donate here! Thank you.