Hire The Front Room

Are you looking to hire a contemporary gallery space in the heart of Canterbury?

I would have no hesitation in recommending The Front Room as an excellent venue to anyone wishing to stage an exhibition.”

Ann Sparkes, East Kent Embroidery Guild

The Front Room is a dynamic and collaborative temporary exhibition space. The gallery provides the opportunity for community generated exhibitions to be displayed and celebrated and for emerging and established artists, art, craft and community groups (including schools and colleges) to showcase and sell their work.

Applications are currently being taken for 2017.

Submit your application here:  The Beaney Front Room Proposal Application Form

More information 

The Front Room is a community exhibition space situated within The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge.

Exhibitors will have exclusive use of The Front Room and facilities required to professionally exhibit work.

Exhibitors will benefit from the museum and gallery’s high footfall and prominent high street location (averaging 3,000 per 2 week exhibition) as well as excellent facilities including the recently refurbished café.

There is no commission charge on artists’ sales.

The Front Room is available to hire in blocks of 4 or more weeks for £300+VAT per week.

This fee is negotiable depending on the nature and content of the exhibition.

The Beaney and the Front Room goes from strength to strength and is more popular than ever with not only the locals but further afield, especially with the open exhibitions which get a lot of publicity on social media which extends its profile. I have been honoured to have exhibited and sold work in the Front Room. It  makes me very happy to be part of the Front Room’s artistic hub!

Adam de Ville , Artist


 Front Room Hire Guidelines and Criteria

The Beaney Front Room Proposal Application Form

Can you provide taster days and workshops as part of your exhibition proposal? We’d like to hear from you!

As part of the fee, the Beaney provides design and printing of captions, text panels and posters, plus marketing support (including an illustrated listing in the printed what’s On, as well as the website and social media)

Front Room Floor Plan

Find out more about The Front Room here

For more information email: thefrontroom@canterbury.gov.uk