Acme, supporting artists since 1972

Artist Housing Programme

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 are now closed
  • Four at High House, Purfleet, RM19: October 2018 - 2023.
    Applications open: March 2018
  • 12 at the Fire Station, Poplar, E14: April 2020 - 2025.
    Applications open: September 2019

 

Fire Station, Poplar, E14. Photo: Hugo Glendinning (2014)

Fire Station, Poplar, E14. Photo: Hugo Glendinning (2014)

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National Housing Federation member | NFASP member | Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Between 1996 and 2012 Acme received £3.2m of capital funding from Arts Council England which supported the creation of six permanent affordable studios in London: Copperfield Road, Fire Station, Galleria, Harrow Road, Leven Road and Matchmakers Wharf. This resulted in 186 studios and 12 work/live units in four London boroughs.