Enclave is an experimental artist-run infrastructure in Deptford, South London, that aims to promote contemporary critical art practice.
Enclave hosts and supports eight rolling independent spaces in an incubator set-up, where artists and curators can establish mid-long term projects and benefit from physical space, shared audiences, group momentum, peer networks and knowledge sharing.
Created in 2012 by Anthony Gross, Enclave is a form of arts urban planning and an experimental economic model. Rented from a private landlord, space is sublet at below market rent to emerging or previously nomadic collectives, thus allowing them the chance to test their projects without the difficulties of commercial renting. In return their rent is used to maintain the site and cover all costs and staff. This allows the site to continue ad infinitum unfunded, producing a much needed arts longevity and critical mass.
Enclave is a not-for-profit venture and operates under the registered charity temporarycontemporary (no. 1123395).