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Artist Housing Programme

High House Artists' Studios (2018-23)

Applications are being received for three residential artist studios at High House Artists’ Studios, Purfleet, RM19 1TT. The units form part of Acme's Artist Housing Programme which makes available up to 22 residential artist studios at a fixed monthly rent for five years, across three sites in Lambeth, Tower Hamlets and Thurrock.

Applications are welcome from artists from across the UK who have been making work for five years or more who can demonstrate both a financial and practical need and a potential transformational impact on their career.

Each residential studio at High House measures 52 square metres in total divided into an area approximately the size of a small double bedroom, a bathroom with shower, a kitchen with electric hob, oven, microwave and fridge; and a large open plan work/live area.

The rent for each residential studio is £600 per calendar month fixed for the length of the five year tenancy. This includes any business rates (on the studio element), building insurance, water, maintenance, communal electricity and cleaning, caretaking and management.

The residential studios are located on the top floor of a new-build development, High House Artists' Studios which opened in 2013, containing 40 purpose-built artists’ studios managed by Acme.

Viewings will take place on: Saturday 14 April and Saturday 28 April 2018 from 11.30am. Please email housing@acme.org.uk to book a place.

If you have read the AAH Guidelines and wish to apply, please follow the link below:

 
 

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday 14 May 2018.

 

The following link is a 360 'walk through' of an Acme Residential Artist Studio at the Glassyard in Stockwell. Although the layout at High House is different, the unit is a similar size and gives a good indication of the nature of the spaces available:

 
 
 
 

Programme Information

 

The Acme Artist Housing Programme makes available up to 22 residential artist studios at a fixed monthly rent for five years. The single rent for both a studio and a home aims to provide artists with greater financial security and predictability, allowing them to plan and concentrate on developing their practice. Unlike a standard flat, the residential artist studios have been specifically designed as spaces in which to work, with the living component a secondary feature.

The Programme is for artists across the UK who have been making work for five years or more. Artists should demonstrate both a financial and practical need and a potential transformational impact on their career. Applications will open around six months prior to the start of each tenancy.

  • Six at Glassyard, Stockwell, SW9: October 2017 - 2022.
    Applications closed
  • Four at High House, Purfleet, RM19: October 2018 - 2023. Applications currently open
  • Twelve at the Fire Station, Poplar, E14: April 2020 - 2025.
    Applications open: September 2019  

 

 
Studio 213 at High House Artists' Studios. Photo: Hugo Glendinning (2013)
Studio 213 at High House Artists' Studios. Photo: Hugo Glendinning (2013)
Studio 214 at High House Artists' Studios. Photo: Hugo Glendinning (2013)
Kitchen at High House Artists' Studios. Photo: Hugo Glendinning (2013)
Shower room at High House Artists' Studios. Photo: Hugo Glendinning (2013)
Exterior of High House showing Residential Artist Studios top floor left. Photo: Hugo Glendinning (2013)
 
 

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