• to provide artists’ and crafts and designer makers with best quality affordable studios, workshops and facilities at monthly rental prices whom would otherwise struggle to find comparable studio workspace on the open commercial market
alongside the resources they need to sustain their practice.
SFSA member Chuksi Ibe - bespoke tailor in the making...
• to provide a supportive environment in which our members can flourish, allowing for the time and the space needed to research, develop, experiment and make their work.
SFSA member Le Guo in his studio
• to support continual professional development beyond the physical studio space for our community. Foster a vibrant environment of peer support, networking and collaboration. Where possible provide technical facilities and training,
gallery space, opportunities for employment and actively encourage, promote and support individual member projects.
Three Fields exhibition talk curated by Ben Street (art historian, writer, curator and lecturer at Tate, The National Gallery, the Saatchi Gallery, Christie’s and Dulwich Picture Gallery) ‘Three Fields’ featured
works by artists Emma Cousin, Matthew Luck Galpin and
Charles Ogilvie. (no format Gallery run at Harrinton way site between Nov 2011 - June 2016)
• to build creative partnerships and initiatives with local and national arts organisations, businesses and authorities.
Studio visit from
Matthew Pennycook MP for Greenwich and Woolwich, Richard Edwards, Relationship Manager, Visual Arts - Arts Council England,
Annie Warburton, Creative Director - Crafts Council and
Fiona Moorhead, Head of Marketing - Crafts Council, David Gates and
Helen Carnac studio- April 2016.
• utilising the skills of experienced professionals to deliver a wide range of educational and outreach projects enabling diverse groups of people within the community to participate in, learn through and work in the visual arts and craft
and designer making sector.
Millennium Primary School
activity day at SFSA
• to promote the role that Art, Craft and Design can play in the regeneration of towns and cities, by engaging with people and communities helping to foster local identity and a ‘sense of place’ through the arts. Meeting the cultural
needs of the community as part of a wider integrated delivery of public services, well-being and happiness. Supporting economic growth to create sustainable communities.
Securing the Future – SFSA sign 250 year leasehold offering 80 affordable purpose built artists’ and craft and designer maker studio workspaces
at Anthology Deptford Foundry -
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