When Ivy, Duchess of Portland set up The Harley Foundation in 1977 she envisaged that the Foundation would support artists by providing affordable studio spaces in tranquil surroundings.

Since then, The Harley Foundation has established 3 sets of subsidised studio spaces situated within the old Welbeck Kitchen Garden. The studios offer facilities for a range of different creative practice, and are home to a diverse community of artists and craftspeople.