Since 2013, Acme Studios has commissioned artists to create new works for the homepage of our website. Acme currently supports over 700 artists via a range of programmes: affordable studios, work/live space and through our Residency & Awards Programme. Commissioning artists to create new work provides not only an opportunity for those selected but highlights the creativity and broad range of practice that we support. Each artist’s work will appear on the homepage for a month, and then will be archived and permanently accessible via the Website Commissions page.
Throughout each month of 2016, we will feature a different artist from our Fire Station Work/Live Programme 5 (2015-2020). This five-year residency scheme provides combined studio and living space at low rents and enables artists more time to concentrate on the development of their work and professional careers, and less time working to survive; as such it is one of the most supportive schemes for artists in the UK.