(Top left) Ninna Bohn Pederson, Adrian Carruthers Award 2012-13, (Top right) Renee Odjidja, Camberwell Studio Award 2012-13, (Bottom right) Maaike Anne Stevens, Chadwell Studio Award 2012-13, (Bottom left) Rafal Zajko, Chelsea Studio Award 2012-13.
Four recent graduates have been selected for year-long awards provided by Acme Studios in partnership with a range of institutions and individuals. Each graduate will receive a large, rent-free studio and a cash bursary. All four artists will be based at Acme’s Childers Street studios in Deptford, SE8 and will receive professional mentoring and opportunities to exhibit their work.
Acme was founded by graduate artists in 1972 and is acutely aware of the challenges facing artists once they leave college. For over ten years Acme has been supporting graduates with rent-free studios, professional support and, importantly, bursaries which provide the artist with time to make best use of their studio space. The number of awards has grown over recent years and Acme is working with a number of new partners to develop and extend this critical area of support.
The artists selected for graduate awards this year are:
Funding for the awards comes from Acme Studios, participating colleges, private benefactors, grants and donations. They form part of Acme Studios’ Residency, Awards and Community Programme, one of the most extensive and direct means of support to artists in the UK.