Acme Studios, supporting art and artists since 1972

Studio Awards Programme

Acme Studios adds to its core activity of providing artists with affordable and secure non-residential studio space through a range of programmes which include work/live and studio bursary and residency schemes. These programmes are some of the most directly supportive for artists anywhere in the UK.

The Fire Station Work/Live Residency Programme provides 12 units of combined working and living space at a subsidised rent. The programme is open for national submission and runs for five years at a time.

The Stephen Cripps' Studio Award is for artists whose practice is based in sculpture which embraces elements of light, movement, machinery, sound or performance and is based at High House Artists' Studios.

All Acme tenants are eligible for the alternating Rita Harris Studio Award and Jessica Wilkes Award, with each providing a free studio for a year and a grant (together worth £10,000).

Acme runs five awards for art college graduates. Three are housed at our Childers Street studios: the Adrian Carruthers Studio Award is open to graduating students from the MA course at the Slade School of Art; the Camberwell Studio Award and the Chelsea Studio Award are open to graduating BA Fine Art students from the respective colleges. The Goldsmiths MFA Studio Award is currently housed at our Copperfield Road studios, while the Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award for MA graduates from Central Saint Martins is based at our Leven Road studios.

We also run the Associate Studio Programme for Central Saint Martins BA Fine Art graduates.

One-off projects and residencies which have come to an end can be found on our Previous Projects page. 



For more information about the programme or to discuss establishing a new programme, please contact:

Julia Lancaster, Residency and Projects Manager
Fiona Haggerty, Residency and Awards Officer
Acme Studios
44 Copperfield Road,
Bow, London, E3 4RR
T 020 8981 6811
F 020 8983 0567





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Acme Studios
44 Copperfield Road
E3 4RR
T +44 (0)20 8981 6811
F +44 (0)20 8983 0567

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