Studio at Crescent Arts, photograph David Chalmers 2017

Studio at Crescent Arts, photograph David Chalmers 2017

Crescent Arts supports and promotes contemporary visual arts, working to create a wider audience for it. We present an ambitious programme in a stimulating and engaging environment, supporting artists and encouraging active participation in the visual arts by audiences in Scarborough and far beyond.

We present a wide-ranging public programme of exhibitions, installations, performances, creative workshops, film screenings and artists’ talks in regional, national and international contexts, supporting a diversity of artists working across all disciplines.

Crescent Arts gallery, workshops and studios are located in the basement of Scarborough Art Gallery in The Crescent, Scarborough in North Yorkshire.

We offer studio space for up to seven artists at any one time. Our exhibition space provides a supportive and discursive environment to exhibit new work, and to extend the boundaries of contemporary art practice. We provide artists with professional guidance and support for research, discovery, experimentation, production and exhibition in a critically engaged environment. To find work by our current artists and for information on studio opportunities please see our studios page.

We offer access to excellent facilities for printmaking and ceramics, available to artists, members and the public through our workshops programme or by individual or group bookings. Membership entitles you to discounts on workshops and booking fees. For information about membership of Crescent Arts please see our membership page.