Click here for COVID-19 Information and Resources

May 28th 2021

The Borlase Smart John Wells Trust Seeks New Trustees

An aerial photograph over Porthmeor Studios on the beach front

The Borlase Smart John Wells Trust owns and runs the most historic artists’ studios and fishermen’s cellars in the country, and we are keen to find a range of people who would like to help to guide our vision and activities for the next few years by becoming a member of our governing Board.

The Trust is a charity offering high quality, affordable studio space for artists working in Cornwall: Grade II* Porthmeor Studios in St Ives, and Trewarveneth Studios and Grade II* Anchor Studio in Newlyn, which provide 22 studios for artists and 2 studios for the St Ives School of Painting.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds to ensure that it represents the varied communities we wish to serve, but particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, minority ethnic and LGBTQ+ candidates and young people as these groups are currently under-represented on our Board. Particular skills that we wish to recruit include practicing artists and digital marketing.

For more information and how to apply, please see:

Please visit for further information about the Trust