Turf Artist Studio & Desk Memberships

We currently have no studio vacancies. 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

Studio Membership

Your own dedicated space in which to develop new work, just for you!

About our studio spaces;

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!

Pricing

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.

Just starting out, something smaller or more collaborative? Try our creative coworking space with your own dedicated desk.

Desk Membership

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

About our desk / coworking spaces;

Based in central Croydon, our bright creative open coworking space is shared with 7 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.

Pricing

Each desk costs £65 per month including;

  • Bills included (broadband up to 17mbs)
  • Kitchenette facilities
  • All the studio member benefits listed here!

Want more space, or something more private? Try our artist studio membership.

Hire space

We currently have a 450 sq ft ground floor space in Central Croydon with kitchenette, toilet, internet & 24/7 access. 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.
  • Opportunities to sell your work in Turf’s shop.
  • An artist profile on Turf’s website and promotion of your work via Turf’s channels.
  • 50% off all Turf editions.

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 us for more info at info@turf-projects.com

Our studio members

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