Studios

Studio space availability

Top Floor Studio Share available

CRATE would like to invite fine artists who are on our studio waiting list to apply to use a top-floor studio on a 'studio share basis' which has become available for long term rent.

This is a beautiful studio with access to the roof and wonderful views over Margate and the sea. The space is 36.7m2, has excellent light with large windows facing north and west and is suitable as a shared or individual space.

The studio rent is £115 per month (plus a one-off deposit) which covers 24-hour access to the space, domestic-standard Wifi, reasonable use of utilities, membership of Crate and access to Crate's project spaces and resources. The minimum license period for CRATE’s studios is six months. (Please note that the studio is accessible by stairs only.)

If you have already made an application and are interested in the studio, please contact admin@cratespace.co.uk to register your interest. You may send further information or update your application if you wish. Please state in your email if you wish us to refer to your earlier application.

Please provide:
A completed studio application form
An up-to-date CV
Statement on work
Examples of work (up to 6 images, and/or short extracts from sound or moving images works)

Timeline:
Deadline for applications: 15th May
Opportunity to view the studio and to meet the current studioholder: 19th May 12-5pm (email admin@cratespace.co.uk to book a visit)
Notification of outcome of application: 26th May

The CRATE building in Bilton Square, close to Margate Old Town, is a former print works with studio space on three floors. There are 5 individual/shared studios – including 1 wheelchair accessible unit on the ground floor. The studios are permanent and let to fine artists following an application process. They range from £100 to £200 inclusive per calendar month, with self contained units of 16m sq to 36.7 m sq. All have WI FI access. Studio holders have access to the project spaces when not being used by the CRATE programme. 

Contact admin@cratespace.co.uk for further information. 

Studio Artists

LEIGH CLARKE

JACK LAVENDER

BENEDICT DREW

KEVIN SMALLMAN

HOLLY SLINGSBY

NOVA MARSHALL

JULIA RIDDIOUGH

Image: Leigh Clarke

Project Space

CRATE's Project Spaces are available to artists, artist groups, students and arts organisations to hire as exhibition space, short term studio or laboratory space for testing work. The project spaces are equipped, on request, with a digital projector. The building has Wi-Fi and good level access. There is no parking on site but there is vehicle access for deliveries.

Project Space 1
27 m sq
Good natural light from north facing windows, good access to front through double doors

Project Space 2
18 m sq
L shaped dark space with 3.5 meter projection length

There is a reduction if booking both project spaces:
To book or to arrange to view the spaces please email admin@cratespace.co.uk.

CRATE aims to give artists access to affordable space and resources. Project space use needs to reflect Crate's aims of supporting contemporary fine art practice and research. Projects with a public outcome and audience will need to submit a project proposal.

Previous Studio Artists

TAHANEE ALKALIFA

ANDREW MARSHALL

CHARLIE HAMMOND

COLE DENYER

HANNAH LEES

STEPHEN BLOWERS

MOYRA DERBY

THELMA FINDLAY

JEREMY MILLAR

PETRA REID

MARK J SMITH

BA STUNT

TOM SWIFT

CHARLEY VINES

Image: Charley Vines

Project Space Images & Dimensions

Project Space 1

door width - 1750mm
+ north wall - windows - 5675mm
+ south wall with north facing windows (boarded) section 1 - 4351mm, section 2 - 1324mm
+ east wall facing doors (brick) - 4900mm
+ west wall beside doors (boarded) - 3050mm

Project Space 2

door width - 1750mm
The length for projection is 6187mm. north or south wall can equally be used.
+ north wall (boarded) - 4351mm (width clear for projection - 2207mm)
+ south wall - 2207mm
+ east wall (brick) - 6187mm
+ west wall (board) - 4030mm

Front Project Space plan
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Back Project Space plan
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