Artist studios and creative space in London
Since 1970, Craft Central has been providing rented London artist studios, creative workspace and co-working spaces for small businesses, designers, start-ups, entrepreneurs, artists and makers. Now at The Forge in east London - a Grade II listed industrial building, commended for a New London Award - imaginative gallery space is on-hand for a busy schedule of exhibitions and events. ...
You’ll fall in love with The Forge if you need an artist studio for rent in London. Just five stops from Canary Wharf and seven minutes’ walk from Island Gardens station (DLR), it’s an easy commute, wherever you are. And what a building! Rich in historic significance, a sympathetic mix of original features and a high-specification interior makes for an ingenious work venue; like no other.
Not just for artists, our studios suit London businesses with a creative twist. Web agencies, graphic designers, architects and interior product designers all feel at home in The Forge. From 83 to 286 square feet, let us create exactly the size that you need. Our all-inclusive, hassle-free rental packages make your life easier There’s no nasty surprise and we leave you free to focus on your business and your creativity; not your cleaning and your utility bills.
Here are just a few facilities that will be included in your rent:
Bookable meeting rooms
Bookable free parking
Integrated heating, ventilation and power
Communal kitchen facilities and café-style seating
Not ready for a London artist studio or permanent workspace? Choose our co-working spaces instead. They’re ideal for freelancers and part-time designers wanting some dedicated space away from the kitchen table. You can enjoy our high-specification facilities for just £100 a month. It really can be that simple.
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Craft Central Winter Market at The Forge– call for makers!
16 - 17 November 2018
During mid-November we are having our annual Winter Market at The Forge. We had over 800 visitors last winter and we hope to build on this. We’re looking for craftspeople from across our Network and beyond to come and take part in this festive selling event. The Winter Market will take place on Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 November and will be a great way to kick off your Christmas selling season. Applications are now open!
The Forge, West Ferry Road, is a Grade II listed-building set within a largely residential area on the Isle of Dogs in East London.
Winter Market Set-up hours:
Friday 15th November set-up 9.30 am-4pm
Saturday 16th November set-up 9am-11am
Winter Market Opening hours:
Saturday 16th November 11-6pm
Sunday 17th November 11-5pm
We will be offering exhibition spaces on the ground floor in the exhibition gallery, available studios, and the workbenches which line the edges of the open plan area of The Forge. We will be able to supply most display furniture for exhibitors meaning set-up is easy and hassle-free.
We are keeping the price as affordable as possible for our members: £96 (inc VAT).
None member's rates is £120 (inc VAT)
We will be running paid for workshops throughout the event. We want a range for children and adults. All revenue goes to the facilitator. If you have a workshop proposal please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Good to know:
The Forge is based close to the river and within easy access of Greenwich, Canary Wharf and Surrey Quays. It is a five-minute-walk from Mudchute station on the DLR and is also outside the congestion zone. We have 10 parking spaces for the building and on surrounding roads parking is free from 5.30pm and weekends. All of this will make set-up and pack down easier for you and will allow visitors to drive stress free to the show.
Craft Central will be promoting the Winter Market through our database (29,000+), social media (37,000+) and through the media. We will invite some of our exhibiting Network members to have their work on our creative and social media campaigns to promote the event. These images could be used for flyers, posters, print advertising, social media advertising, alongside press coverage for the event. If you don't supply good images we won't be able to include you in any of the visual campaigns, please ensure that you do.
- Good, clear product shots on neutral backgrounds and with full caption information and prices*
- High-res / print ready: 300dpi Jpeg
- Images to be included in your application, extra images can be sent via dropbox, wetransfer and email
* By supplying images you allow us to use them for marketing purposes as we feel appropriate..
How to apply:
Applying for the Winter Market is free. Please click the below button to be directed to our online application form. Contact details given will be used for the show guide so please ensure information is correct.
Please complete the following application form by midnight Sunday, 6th of October
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Facilities at The Forge
The Forge is superbly located at the heart of a prosperous residential area. There are good transport links north to Canary Wharf, the City, and Central London and south to Greenwich, Lewisham, and into Kent. The Forge is outside the congestion charge zone with some off street parking and a loading bay, both within a gated community.
Our spectacular Exhibition Hall is suitable for a variety of events and can be hired by the day or week. We have space that can be hired by the day for meetings, training, seminars, talks, workshops, etc. Contact us for more information.
Whether you are new to business or well established, we have a space suitable for you. We are open to makers, designers, and any other creative businesses.