Hire The Front Room

We are currently fully booked and are not accepting any applications for The Front Room, please check back soon. If you have an urgent enquiry please contact thefrontroom@canterbury.gov.uk

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.

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 10,000 per eight week exhibition) as well as excellent facilities including the recently refurbished café.

There is no commission charge on artists’ sales from the gallery walls.

The Front Room is available to hire at £1,200 +VAT per eight week block – discounts negotiable for community-based projects.

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 a listing within the printed What’s On,  a website event page and social media coverage.

Find out more about The Front Room here

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