Second Floor Studios

Second Floor Studios & Arts (SFSA) is a leading arts organisation that supports the development of individuals and their progression in visual and fine art practice, craft and designer making.

Second Floor Studios

Second Floor Studios & Arts (SFSA) was established in South East London in 1997. Over the past 21 years it has established itself as one of London’s leading arts organisation providing affordable studio workspace for visual and fine artists' and craft and designer makers. SFSA’s core aim is providing best quality studios and facilities at monthly rental prices its members can afford and whom would otherwise struggle to find comparable space on the open commercial market. SFSA facilities a vibrant environment of peer support, networking and collaboration in which members can flourish, and at the same time, allowing for the time and space needed to research, develop, experiment and make work.

In 2011 SFSA established no format Gallery, an interdisciplinary gallery space, with programming designed to support artists, curators, students, local schools and colleges, and other arts organisations through exhibitions, talks, studio visits and other events.

Late 2018, SFSA are due to open a new project of 80 purpose-built permeant studios along with gallery space in Deptford, within Anthology London’s mixed-use scheme of 316 homes off Arklow Road, Having acquired a 250 year lease the provision of these designated new studios is one of the largest of its kind opening in the capital this year.

Measurable impact in the local area - In 2014 SFSA were honoured with the winning of a Civic Award from the Royal Borough of Greenwich for recognition for outstanding contribution to the social, economic, and physical wellbeing of the Royal Borough.