ABOUT THE CREATE PLACE
The Create Place is our arts space. It is a launch pad for starting a creative project that benefits your community, and a space for creative people to be together, to share skills, to create, and to have fun.
We are now home to around twelve weekly workshops, with an ever-expanding variety of themes, offering introductions to painting and drawing, clothes making and repair, printing, embroidery and shoemaking. Our textile workshops often recycle fabrics donated to Ayoka, and we offer a choice of free art materials and craft equipment
as well as a comfortable space away from the burdens of ordinary life.
These sessions are facilitated by people in our local community, and we see many of them as a route to wellbeing, putting individual expression at the core. From natural remedies to calligraphy; printmaking to life drawing; botanical illustration to beading, our timetable is brimming with opportunities to learn a new skill and connect with the community.
The Create Place is a non-profit venture and we are proud to offer a space where people can come together in a relaxed environment – some come to learn a skill, but everybody stays for the friendly welcome and homely atmosphere.
If you work in the creative industries, freelancing can be a great way to go about it; there’s more freedom to explore the opportunities that inspire you, set your own goals and manage your own time.
However, working in your pyjamas can have its downsides. Developing a structure and staying motivated can be tough, and being alone all day can sometimes be an isolating, atomising experience.
East London is home to more artists than anywhere else in Europe but is also one of the most economically deprived parts of the UK. We want creatives to have the chance to work independently, but in an affordable setting.
THIS AUGUST, WE ARE LAUNCHING A LOW-COST, FLEXIBLE CO-WORKING SPACE AT THE CREATE PLACE, EVERY FRIDAY FROM 10AM - 4PM
If you have an idea for a new workshop, or if the Create Place could be the right hire space for your project or exhibition, we would love to hear from you. We rent the workshop by the hour at the following rates:
Community/emerging maker rate: £5 p/h weekdays until 5pm; £10 p/h evenings and weekends.
Business rate: £ 10 p/h weekdays until 5pm; £ 15 p/h evenings and weekends.
If you plan a workshop that will be FREE for the community to attend , depending on the theme and structure, the hire charge might not apply.