Sarabande operates from a listed Stable Block conversion in Haggerston, where 15 studios form a creative community with designers and artists from multiple disciplines. Immersed in the hub of East London’s rich creative spirit, Sarabande exudes all that encompasses the creative sphere. The building is home to a plethora of artisans reflecting the multifarious span of Lee’s talent and the variety of craftspeople he worked with his own collections. Amongst others, our tactile artists include sculptors, fashion designers, jewellers, textile designers, painters, performance artists, silversmiths, costume designers, ceramicists, and dancers. Alongside these, Sarabande also houses filmmakers, animators, photographers, digital designers, and visual artists.
Sarabande’s support goes out to beyond those in house and alumni – once a Sarabande artist, always a Sarabande artist. Since 2012, we have been awarding scholarships for students to study at prestigious institutions in London. Successful students are chosen with the input of an industry expert from within the foundation’s network for being fearless in their creativity but lack financial backing. Recent specialists have included Sarah Burton OBE, Nick Knight OBE, Matthew Slotover, Sadie Coles, Jake Chapman and Marina Abramović. The scholarship programme is the backbone of Sarabande’s work, supporting the education of future generations’ most visionary creatives.