LOFT - FREE CREATIVE SPACE FOR CROYDON LOCALS IN THE WHITGIFT CENTRE
LOFT is a creative community project space within Croydon Arts Store in the Whitgift Shopping Centre, which is FREE to use by Croydon-based individuals, participants and organisations for creative projects, events and exhibitions.
The LOFT space is jointly managed by Croydon Arts Store partners. The aim of LOFT is to give people and organisations in Croydon the chance to test out creative ideas and give projects shape where they might not otherwise have the opportunity.
Where Is LOFT?
LOFT is situated on the top floor of the four-floor Croydon Arts Store within Croydon’s Whitgift Centre, 46-47 + 1046-1047 Trinity Court, Whitgift Centre, Croydon CR0 1UQ.
How Do I Propose An Idea?
If you have an idea for a project, exhibition or event and want to use the LOFT space, click to email a proposal.
We'll send it out to other Croydon Arts Store partners, and as long as 3/4 give the go ahead we'll then book out dates for you to use the space.
Due to the high demand for the space, we can’t guarantee that we can accommodate every request, but we’ll try our best!
We can accommodate viewings of the space Wed-Sun 11-5pm.
What Are The Requirements?
- You, the artist/s or participants involved, or your organisation should be based in the London Borough of Croydon.
- Your project (including time for set up and take down) should have a duration of two weeks or less.
- After using the space, you’re responsible for returning it to the condition in which it was found.
- The partners of CAS will be on hand for advice, but all the associated setup, marketing and overseeing of your project is up to you!
- If you need someone to keep an eye on your projects you’ll need to have someone available to invigilate during CAS opening hours (Wed-Sun 11-5pm).
- Opening times outside of these hours may be possible, but may have some costs attached (as we have to pay for someone to open up, and one of the centre’s security guards for overtime!)
- Unfortunately LOFT's access is limited with only staircase access, though the other floors of Croydon Arts Store are wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets in the centre. If you or your participants have access needs and you'd still love space to facilitate an event or project, do still get in touch and we'll see if we can help!