Things are always changing at Crescent Arts… but our vision is clear: to support and
promote contemporary visual arts in Scarborough and beyond, for the benefit of artists,
visitors, participants and our members. We support emerging, developing and leading
artistic talent and seek to enhance access to the visual arts.
- Stuart Cameron, Director of Crescent Arts
- Exhibitions, artists’ talks and events
- Studios, residencies and facilities for artists
- Professional development and support for artists
- Educational and creative activities for the general public
Our studios are currently located in the basement of Scarborough Art Gallery.
We offer studio space for up to seven artists at any one time. Resident artists benefit
from subsidised rates for studios, equipment, facilities and resources as well as from
professional support and training opportunities. Artists are offered opportunities to
present work at Crescent Artspace and further afield. They can also gain experience in
educational work and learn business and administration skills.
To find work by our current artists and for information on studio opportunities
please see our studio artists page.
Become a member of Crescent Arts and you’ll receive preview invitations, workshop
discounts and access to our facilities, plus the latest information about our exhibitions,
events and future plans. To find out more and to join us, please see our membership page.
Additionally, anyone can sign up to receive our free newsletter.
We currently offer provision for printmaking (relief printing, etching and screenprinting)
and kiln-firing for ceramics. Our resident artists deliver a range of creative workshops.
We aim to enhance access to the visual arts by offering facilities to our members and to
a range of community groups, schools, colleges and universities.
We provide a supportive and stimulating environment for all participants.
Find out more about our facilities and how to book them on our workshops page.
Crescent Arts is supported using public funding by Arts Council England,
North Yorkshire County Council and Scarborough Borough Council.