SET is a multifaceted arts and community initiative based in numerous centres across London. SET curates an eclectic and experimental arts programme alongside affordable artist workspace.

SETprojects includes performances, live music, exhibitions, talks, workshops and screenings, which 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 is currently home to over 100 artists and has a membership of over 500. SET hosts artists working in a variety of practices and disciplines from text, performance and installation to music, sound, print, textiles and more.

The SET Alscot Road project space is home to our exhibition programme, whilst SET Dalston hosts our social space & bar and our performance space & music venue. Each SET centre is home to a variety of artists workspaces: from desk space to light industrial units. Former SET centres include 7th Floor Capstan House, The Greenwich Pensioner and Masons Yard in Westminster.

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 help and support SET and its community of artists

Please donate here! Thank you 🙂

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SET was founded in 2016 and created with the aim of curating an expansive programme of experimental arts & educational projects, functioning as a platform for new and underrepresented practices whilst providing affordable workspace for diverse and dedicated creative practitioners.

In late 2016, SET officially became a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). Over the past 3 years, SET has opened 6 centres in London and has blossomed into a network of supportive communities.

We are home to some of the most exciting and distinctive artistic productivity the city has to offer. In collaboration with our members and communities local to each centre, SET has created a diverse programme of self-driven initiatives.

In 2018 we opened the Bermondsey SET Alscot Road Reading Room (SARRR). With an emphasis on the LGBTQ history of Bermondsey, our reading room also showcases some of the best indie zines and publications from the local Bermondsey area.


Many Thanks to all of the pro bono legal advice.

Chris Dormer, funding advice and support

Natasha LaForce, SET Librarian

Sarah Sayeed, volunteer support

Sarai Kirshner, volunteer support

Enzo Randolfi, volunteer support

Mayya Levy, volunteer support 

George Lynch, volunteer support