The Project Space is run with the aim of providing affordable exhibition space and a platform for emerging artists, community groups and those who have been unable to find support/space through traditional gallery routes. In doing this we hope to provide a vibrant program of exhibitions for our local community, creating an opportunity for people to enjoy, discuss and engage with contemporary art in an informal and accessible setting. Alongside the program of hire shows we also facilitate larger projects and residencies that focus on our core aims of outreach and community engagement. We are always interested to hear from local artists, curators and community groups with proposals for larger projects or who are interested in forming creative partnerships with the Arthouse.

Lewisham Arthouse is committed to ensuring our Project Space is accessible for anyone to hire. We acknowledge that social barriers may influence participation in, and enjoyment of the arts. In an effort to address this in our local communities, our application process is open to everyone, regardless of age or educational background. We particularly welcome applications from non-white, Black, Asian and minority ethnicity individuals and groups.

Lewisham Arthouse is now accepting exhibition proposals for the Project Space 2022.

In 2022 Lewisham will be the London Borough of Culture and we will be looking to prioritise local talent and local issues in our programming. We are particularly interested in hearing from local artists, community groups and projects who share the key themes of this year’s festival:

We will protect this place we love – A call to action on the climate emergency

We are strengthened by our diversity – A celebration of our borough of sanctuary

We will be happy here – A commitment to building an inclusive society, working together to deliver change.

Lewisham Arthouse is an artist-led cooperative and our project space is run with a focus on providing opportunities for emerging artists, local community groups and people otherwise underrepresented in the art world. Our aim is to provide local audiences with an engaging, expansive and accessible exhibition program from across all artistic mediums.

In the past we have hosted solo exhibitions by up and coming artists such as Karen Maclean and Emma Cousins, exhibitions by local primary schools Myatt Gardens and Beecroft and events such as the banquet dining experiences of The Groundnut or the performances of our 2019 project space residents Decolonising the Archive.

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Image credit: photo Francesca Oldfield

We would like to highlight that dates are subject to change due to the coronavirus pandemic and prioritising cancelled exhibitions. Please bear with us as the situation develops. Moving forwards, we will be working to accommodate exhibition proposals in line with social distancing guidelines recommended by the Government. If you have any questions please contact us at

Hire Fees:
1 week = £250
2 weeks = £400 (making it £200 per week)
3 weeks = £550 (making it £183 per week)
4 weeks = £680 (making it £170 per week)

Charities, schools and non profit organisations are entitled to 25% discount.

Send your applications to:

Project Space
Lewisham Arthouse
140 Lewisham Way
London SE14 6PD