Open: Monday to Friday 9am – 7pm. Saturdays 9am – 6pm. Sundays 9:30 – 4pm
(Evening work sessions are available eg until 9pm, on evening class nights, and on request).
INTERESTED IN RENTING A STUDIO OR DESKSPACE? Call 01795 535515 or Email us (and ask about the latest vacancies or to get on our waiting list)…
June 2023 update… All our studios and deskspaces are taken but economic uncertainty remains a factor for some of our artists & makers, so there may be temporary or longer-term studio-share options available with current studio-holders. We do have a waiting list, but the spaces that come up do not always fit the requirements of those waiting. If you are interested you can get an idea of the spaces from our Virtual Tour (although it is a little out-of-date now), and select an area from the pop-out Menu bubble (top left). You can also view the locations of all our studios and other spaces via the Floor Plans on the Room Hire page.
Please Note: the official opening/access times given above are the guaranteed minimum hours. Usually from Tuesday to Sunday (when our cafe is open) the building and studios are accessible from at least 7.30am, and up to 8pm Monday to Saturday, but these times vary.
CREEK CREATIVE STUDIO HOLDERS IN 2023
Currently 45 local artists, makers & other creative practitioners share the 32 rented studios, which vary in size and character from raw workshops to tidy office studios, and the seven co-working deskspaces on the Top Floor (ten if the three double-desks are occupied separately).
Creek provides a sense of community, opportunity, and purpose, as catalysts for professional development in the arts, where exchanged skills, ideas, resources, contacts and experience can support collaboration or independence, and provide promotion when needed. Potential advantages such as commission leads, economies of scale, or sales and social network support, can maximise creative productivity. At the core is a friendly workplace for talented, but often isolated or undiscovered practitioners, which has built up organically over several years to become a valuable asset of the town, by stimulating its occupants, local artists, the local economy, and visiting public alike.
CURRENT BUILDING SPACE ALLOCATIONS
By December 2019 we had converted the ex-Performance Space on the Basement level into two more studios, with a third added by March 2020, and completed a fourth studio conversion on that level for occupation from September 2020 (all are taken). All workspaces are offered at affordable rates, subsidised in part by a range of facilities and additional activities provided by the company such as the Gallery Kitchen Café, Artisan Shop, exhibitions (in Upper or Lower Galleries), with various events and art/craft courses (often delivered by resident artists).