TAP (Temporary Arts Project)

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TAP (Temporary Arts Project)

TAP (Temporary Arts Project Ltd) is an independent artist-led project space sited in a Victorian water works building converted into artists' studios, an exhibition space and screening room.

The studios support 14 artists working within a wide range of media, from performance to painting, sculpture to sound. The space provides a platform for experimentation and critical discussion to help drive individual artist practices via the support of a creative community. We also provide dark room and print room facilities for studio artists and associate members, with taster sessions, refresher courses and workshops available to the public.

The studios sit alongside our gallery space which accommodates an ever-changing programme of exhibitions, community events, workshops and artist residencies. The White Bus also regularly screen 16mm and 35mm British films from their comprehensive archive in the screening room. 

TAP has also built relationships with the local university and colleges, which shows our commitment not only to recognised artists but to the emerging talent in our community.


TAP Membership

Membership provides crucial support for the artists exhibition, talks and all other programme  and events we run.

Artist Membership:   £15 per year  

As an artist run space, TAP studio artists, associate studio artists and artist memberships  are vital for the continuation of TAP and our ability to provide a research space for artists, as well as our many opportunities for the production and presentation of new work. These things work in conjunction with the Arts Council (Grants for the Arts) project funding we apply for.

As an artist member you will:

apply for members exhibition.

be able to apply to be an Associate Studio Artist (ASA are key holders and have same rights as studio artists but without a studio)

have subsidised access to our facilities, such as printmaking, darkroom and digital editing suite.

get 10% off courses and events

have free submission to ONSITE and any other submission opportunities

upload images of your work when joining for our curators to select from 

For more information on how to apply for membership, please visit the TAP website

Opening Times: 
Wed-Fri 10am - 4pm Sat/Sun 11am -5pm other times by appointment (closed during the periods between exhibitions)