Australia Council for the Arts
In partnership with Acme Studios, the Australia Council for the Arts began operating a residency for Australian-based visual artists in 1992. Managed by Acme on behalf of the Australia Council for the Arts, the residency is located Bow, E3, an area at the centre of East London's thriving art scene, in close proximity to the Bethnal Green and Hackney Wick areas.
For a period of three months artists are based in a mezzanine work/live studio in Bow, along with Acme international residencies from Canada, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland. Acme provides practical, networking and cultural assistance to the artists throughout their residencies, assisting them to make the most of their residency opportunity.
Current artist: Christian Thompson
Residency awards are open to all Australian-based artists. Applications and selection are dealt with directly by the Australia Council for the Arts. For further information and application details see www.australiacouncil.gov.au
Bow Quarter home of the Australia Council for the Arts residency. Photo: Acme Studios (2012)
- Acme Studios
- 44 Copperfield Road
- E3 4RR
- T +44 (0)20 8981 6811
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.