There are several opportunities to show at / hire working spaces at Stapleford Granary where there are year-round art and cultural events and regular footfall due to their on-site cafe and workshops.
We have two large empty Stable Block units which we seek to
hire on long term let to creatives. The rooms are inspiring, characterful,
single storey conversions backing onto a historical orchard. The Stable Block
in its entirety contains five units. Three units are currently used for a) an
art teaching room 2) gallery space and meeting room hire 3) a stained glass and
book binding studio (combined let) We would like to let the two empty units to
artists / creatives. We feel that this will: – be a unique opportunity for an
artist (or collection of artists) to take on a studio space in which to work /
teach in an inspiring, thriving artistic environment – provide potential
opportunities for artists to showcase their work and reach a wider public (for
example, through our Village days, Christmas Market and via the increasing
footfall to the site) – bring additional creative value to the site for our
visitors, contributing to the Granary’s ‘culturally curious’ brand and our
charitable objectives to inspire and enrich lives through the arts.
Whilst these hires are independent to the charity and the
main site, we would hope to find some mutual synergy and common ground that
would enable us to benefit one another. No art form is excluded but we would
look carefully at each application to assess suitability for the site and
compatibility with other artists on site. We would hope that artists who hire
the rooms would be on the site for a reasonable amount of time each week. A
hire pack will be available by mid October, followed by viewing.
Orchard Room at Stapleford Granary
The Orchard Room is a beautiful room in the Stable Block
overlooking the orchard with a wooden pitched ceiling and a York flagstone
floor. Artwork has previously been exhibited here for short periods (from a day
to few weekends) and we would like to increase the use of this space for small
and short term exhibitions.
Art Studio at Stapleford Granary
This well-equipped light and spacious teaching room is
located at the end of the Stable Block closest to the main entrance. We have
some available slots here for weekday and weekend art classes which may be of
interest to COS members looking for a studio to teach from. (Please note that
these classes are not the Granary’s own education programme, but independent
classes which we support by offering low hourly rates on the studio hire) An
information pack / flyer will be available by mid October.
Kate Romano, CEO
Stapleford Granary Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge,