Sprout Year 2020

Looking back at 2020…
A very different year but still a creative and eventful one in Sprout. We didn't manage our 10 year birthday celebrations which were planned for May but hopefully we can celebrate in 2021. Considering we were closed for more than half the year, we crammed as much as possible in when we could!
We began the year with our Artists in residence in January followed by our winter Art Loan event, launched Jane’s Furzedown Book Swap initiative, created window displays to brighten up Moyser Road whilst we were closed and even showcased the Graveney Year 10 art students’ talent again in the summer.
We finally managed to host our annual Secret Postcard community fundraiser after rescheduling several times, and managed to host some of the scheduled artist exhibitions when we could open in the Autumn, albeit briefly.
We ended the year with our Christmas market, which unfortunately came to a halt sooner than planner when Tier 4 rules came into force, but we had good run and still had the chance to support our local artists, designers and makers again.
Thank you all for your continued support and wish you a happy and healthy New Year.
The Sprout Arts Team x

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24.07.2020 - COVID UPDATE


We are delighted to announce that Sprout will once again be opening its doors tomorrow for a new exhibition by Amanda Blunden

As you are aware we have been putting on exhibitions purely in our windows and these have been a great success - vibrant pictures and paintings as opposed to closed shutters was always a better option.

Safety is our priority and we are strictly following Government guidelines to keep our members and visitors safe at all times. The gallery has had a deep clean and the following procedures are in place.

- Our invigilators and visitors must wear a mask and/or visor at all times while in the gallery.

- We have hand sanitiser at the front door and we ask all visitors to adhere strictly to using this before they enter.

- There is 2 metre distancing around the gallery marked on the floor. This follows a one-way flow around the gallery.

- Only two visitors are allowed in the gallery at one time.

- A large screen in front of the till area means we can take payment safely.

- Further hand sanitiser and disinfectant spray and wipes are available. We disinfect surfaces and handles/switches regularly throughout the day and update our cleaning checklist.

- We ask visitors to please minimise touching cards or prints while in the gallery.

We so look forward to welcoming you back into Sprout again - our normal opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 11-5pm.

Covid Safety




In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Sprout is obviously closed, however we have a beautiful window display of artwork by Valerie Taylor, feltwork by Jacqueline Merry Bernard and glass creations by Ann Funston, to at least brighten up your day.
Work will be available to buy, so do look out for the title of the work and contact us at:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0772 0570 117.

We will also still be having our Secret Postcard Event - hopefully this summer - and we’d like all our artists and the whole community to join in and create beautiful artworks on an A6 postcard (any piece of card or thick paper size 148x105mm) to raise vital funds.
The completed postcards can be popped into the Sprout postbox outside our door at a later date (please make sure they are in a weatherproof envelope to keep your artwork safe as we do not know when we will be able to collect them).

As a not-for-profit self-funding organisation, we are worried about the next few weeks and months. Membership plays a vital role in supporting Sprout, enabling us to pay rent, utilities and insurance, so please consider becoming a member: 
Membership of Sprout costs just £10 per year for individuals or £15 per year for artists. 
Download a form at www.sproutarts.com and pay by bank-transfer.

To our current members, a huge thank you for your continued support.
Please follow us on social media for ideas to get your creative juices flowing!
Wishing you all well.

The Sprout Art Team x

SproutFurzedown Bookswap

Furzedown Book Swap @ Sprout Arts

Starting 5th March 2020, Sprout Arts will be hosting a book swap for Furzedown. Pop in whenever Sprout is open and see what’s on the bookshelf – thanks to some initial donations, there will be a mix of fiction and non-fiction, children’s and adults’ books. Take your pick from literary fiction, thrillers, spy fiction, biographies, romance, picture books, wildlife books…

The bookshelf will be open for business starting on World Book Day on Thursday 5th March. Bring a book to swap or pick something you like the look of and return it for someone else when you’re finished. There will also be bookmarks available if you’d like to leave a message about a particular book you’re leaving. Plus, you get to say ‘Hi’ to the nice people in Sprout and see what’s on the walls!

You can keep up to date with what’s on the shelves on Twitter @furzebookswap


AIR 2020

To apply or find out more please click HERE


Have you heard about the exciting Sprout 'Artist in Residence' opportunity?

This will be our 2nd residency and we are keen to encourage Sprout Artist members to apply for the chance to use Sprout gallery as their own studio space between 4th January - 1st February 2020.

The residency is open to artists of all ages and backgrounds with a minimum of 3 years experience and who live in - or have a connection to south west London.

It is an opportunity for an artist, or a pair of artists, to use the Sprout gallery space as their studio for 4 weeks' including an end of residency exhibition.


A residency can provide many opportunities: a chance to change direction, to reflect on your practice, and experiment with new ideas, or it could be a time to consolidate an idea which has eluded you because you haven't had time to focus on it.


We welcome all enquiries and encourage you to arrange to visit the gallery space, and discuss any questions you may have.

Applications need to be received by Monday 11th November at 5pm and an interview will be arranged in the week beginning 18th November 2019.

NB As the gallery is in a residential area the space is available 7 days a week but in the daytime only.

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and mark your email ARTIST in RESIDENCE


Sprout Arts Team x

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2019 Sprout Arts AGM
Sprout Arts, 74 Moyser Road SW16 6SQ
Tuesday 6th August 2019 @ 7.30pm

1. Welcome from the Acting Chair
2. Apologies
3. Annual report from Steering Committee
4. Finance Report
5. Steering Committee/Trustees:
Expressions of interest to serve from members with relevant skills/experience,

in particular we are looking for a Treasurer/book-keeper and a Secretary.
6. AOB
Refreshments will be available.
Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
by Tuesday July 30th


Please provide some feedback by filling in our questionnaire HERE



Dear Supporters of Sprout Arts

Sprout Community Arts is now registered on the 'Easyfundraising' Website which means that if you register with them and choose Sprout Community Arts as your preferred organisation we will get a donation every time you shop online and it will cost you nothing!

The instructions for Easyfundraising are below.  If you need any further help please do let us know.


Easyfundraising for Sprout Arts

Easyfundraising.org.uk is a great way to raise money for us just by shopping online and without paying anything extra yourself. Thousands of retailers including big names like Amazon, ebay, Argos, Tesco, M&S and John Lewis are registered to the site and will pass on a donation to your charity of choice every time you shop with them online. Business purchases can also qualify for a donation so you can support us at work too.

Here’s how it works:

1) Go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk

2) Go to 'Support a cause' and type 'Sprout Community Arts' in the search box. 

3) Select Sprout Community Arts as the cause that you want to support

4) Follow the instructions to create an account (only takes a couple of minutes)

5) Start shopping!

Although the amount raised by each purchase might seem small, it adds up quickly and if we can sign up enough people, especially in the run-up to Christmas this could give our finances a real boost and enable us to keep us sustain and develop our community arts centre.

If you also download the 'donation reminder' from the easyfundraising website it will automatically remind you to claim the donation every time you shop online.