Turf Artist Studio & Desk Memberships

We currently have no upcoming studio vacancies – join the waiting list now to hear about these first.

We do however have desk spaces that include access to all other resources and several breakout spaces. Get in touch below about a desk space or add yourself to our waiting list to get updates when studios become available;

Turf is an artist-run space and registered charity located in central Croydon, run by Croydon-connected artists. 

We created our studio membership scheme in 2015 because of the lack of space for creatives living in the Croydon and South London area, as early career artists needing this ourselves!

Turf studio memberships aim to give creatives genuinely affordable space and support to keep working locally by utilising otherwise empty ‘meanwhile use’ spaces.

Turf’s space is approx 5 minutes from West Croydon station and 10 minutes from East Croydon station.

All fees from memberships go directly back into supporting Turf’s programme, collectives and future.
Find out more about what we do here, and see the work of some of the artists working from Turf here.

When vacancies become available, we prioritise Croydon-based and low income artists and those who have been on the waiting list longest.

Studio Membership

Your own dedicated space in which to develop new work.

We have a range of different spaces;

  • Sizes from 70 to 280 sq ft. We also have a 450 sq ft multi-use ground floor studio available for short term hire if you are preparing for a larger-scale solo show or group exhibition. 
  • A variety of open plan, semi-self-contained (meaning they’re walled in, but don’t have a door) and fully self-contained spaces.
  • 24/7 access if required (our non-24/7 studios are cheaper).

If we don’t have what you’re after right now it’s still worth being on our waiting list, as we want to meet demand on what kind of spaces people need as much as possible!


Turf’s artist studios are currently some of the most affordable in the borough, ranging from 83p to £1.50 per square foot per month, depending on size, type and location. This is inclusive of;

  • Bills, internet up to 17mbs
  • Kitchenette facilities
  • 24/7 access if required
  • All the studio member benefits listed here!

We’re also very open to studios being shared between individuals to further reduce costs.

Desk Membership

dedicated desk at which to develop new work in a space with other artists & makers.

Based in central Croydon, our bright creative open coworking spaces are is shared with other artists & makers.

Included in the membership is your own dedicated desk. Designed and made by us at Turf, each desk has its own lockable storage compartment.

All of our desk spaces are step-free accessible.


Each desk costs £85 per month including;

  • Bills included (broadband up to 17mbs)
  • Kitchenette facilities
  • All the studio member benefits listed here!
An empty room with white walls and a grey floor

Temporary Hire Space

We currently have several spaces available for temporary studio hire, rehearsal and build space, prop storage and location hire for film and theatrical productions.

We run a sliding scale of hire rates according to the scale of production, and offer significant discounts to local creatives and community groups.

Studio & desk membership benefits:

  • A studio-member led programme of free workshops & opportunities. Get as involved as you’d like!
  • Access to Turf facilities and equipment including tools, A/V equipment, creative Access equipment and libraries.
  • Free use of our shared workspaces.
  • 1-1 tutorials with Turf staff & exhibiting artists.
  • Opportunities to exhibit & run workshops at Turf as part of our main programme.
  • Access to all workshops & events, even if fully booked.
  • An artist profile on Turf’s website and promotion of your work via Turf’s channels.

Join the waiting list

Add yourself to our waiting list to get updates when studios become available. When vacancies do become available, we prioritise Croydon-based artists and those who have been on the waiting list longest.

… or contact our Facilities lead for more info at alice@turf-projects.com

Our studio members

Here are some of the artists currently working in our studios: