The foundation was set up by founder Lee Alexander McQueen in 2007 and named after his show ‘Sarabande’ the same year. McQueen’s legacy is providing support through funding and subsidised studios housed in a beautiful converted stable block in the heart of East London. The genesis of all McQueen’s achievements was his open-minded approach to absorbing diverse creative influences and applying them in new and exciting ways. It is that openness and bravery that Sarabande seeks to inspire in future generations of creatives.
Sarabande studios is a creative hub with a strong sense of community, it is a safe environment for artistic experimentation and collaboration, with artists and designers across different disciplines coming together.
For details about the 2017 Studio Bursary for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016 alumni see: