A new workspace aimed at Birmingham's artistic community has been opened in Digbeth by the Custard Factory.
Called Arthaus Digbeth, it has been inspired by the Bauhaus art school in Germany from the early 20th century which was famous for pushing the boundaries of art and its innovative approach to design.
The new building is located in Floodgate Street near the Custard Factory's Fazeley Studios complex and contains 12 rooms.
It was empty for several decades and more recently has only had a series of interim users.
Piers Read, managing director of the Custard Factory, said: "The refurbishment and launch of Arthaus means that another of Digbeth's under-utilised buildings has been restored to its former glory, adding to the dynamic and creative mix of the area.
"Arthaus will be a great space for artists, giving inspiration through the physical environment."
One of the studios' first resident artists is ceramicist Emily-Kriste Wilcox.
She said: "My new studio at Arthaus is the perfect base for my work. This is a really exciting time for Digbeth and I'm excited to be part of this new artistic community as well as looking forward to seeing some of the fantastic work that will be made here in Arthaus."