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Crescent Arts offers subsidised studios in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, for artists working in all disciplines.


Studio Opportunities

Our applications for studios at Crescent Arts have now closed. Further opportunities will be posted on this page, and on our Newsletter and Social media, as they come up.


Our studios are located in an historic building also home to Scarborough Art Gallery. We offer subsidised studio space for up to seven artists at any one time with opportunities for artistic research, discovery, experimentation and production in a critically engaged environment. Artists occupying studios for up to three years are offered individual professional guidance to support development of work, funding applications, access to networks and more.

Recent projects include The Wild with Emma Rushton and Derek Tyman 2010, Anniversary with Monica Ross 2011, The Art Party Conference 2013 with Bob and Roberta Smith and curation for Helen Sear at Venice Biennale 2015. We are currently working with Yorkshire Coast College in Scarborough on a programme for Scarborough Winter Schools 2015/2017, with Bob and Roberta Smith and other leading artists, to follow on from The Art Party Conference.

Studio artists are also offered opportunities to present work in the gallery space at Crescent Arts, and further afield, for which they receive modest financial support. The exhibition space at Crescent provides a supportive and discursive environment to exhibit untested or experimental work, and challenge the boundaries of contemporary art practice.

We are keen to encourage artists whose work is innovative, challenging and critically engaged, and who would benefit most from the facilities and support that we can provide.

Studios are subsidised and licensed to artists, currently at an all-in charge of £45 pcm, for a period of up to 3 years.


Further information:

Artists and Crescent Arts’ Director, Stuart Cameron, work closely together to identify appropriate and realistic goals. Training and support is provided whenever possible to assist artists in planning for and achieving their aims. Crescent Arts can provide modest financial support for training, research and development which at the same time enhances its artistic and cultural programme.

Professional development is a key factor and artists are encouraged to work strategically to promote their practice beyond the studio; whether this is through exhibitions, off-site projects, presentations, educational activities or cultural exchange. Artists are invited to contribute to the running of the gallery, studios and workshop programme by providing services in these areas for appropriate remuneration.

Studio artists are asked to share their skills and experience and frequently organise group projects and exhibitions. Prospective studio holders are considered in terms of their ability to contribute to collaborative ventures; and of course for the potential of their individual work.

For an informal discussion or further information please contact Stuart Cameron

T: 01723 351461  E:

Crescent Arts is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications for studio occupancy from artists of all backgrounds and from all sections of the community. Please note that resident studio artists are required to undergo CRB disclosure checks prior to working with children or vulnerable adults.