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...studios in England. Over 80% of our studio stock is held on a long-term basis. Artists are allocated studios based on individual needs and time...

New Building Developments

... the first mixed-use scheme including artists’ studios initiated by a local authority at Harrow Road with Catalyst Housing and LB Brent...

Residency & Awards

Acme works with a range of partners and generous donors to provide UK-based artists with awards and residencies. Our...

International Artists

...objectives within an international context. Acme IRP works closely with its partners to ensure that residency programmes successfully deliver long-term benefits to both...

Galleria

...over lower-ground, ground, first, second and third floors. The studios form part of a mixed-use development which includes private and affordable residential apartments. Established 2006....

Harrow Road

...studio block designed and built in partnership with Kensington Housing Trust part of Catalyst Housing Group, consisting of 12 self-contained studios ranging from...

Leven Road

... to 380f² (18.1m² to 35.3m²). The studios form part of an entirely affordable mixed-use development which includes 66 affordable housing...

Advice

...develop affordable space for artists. The advice we give ranges from helping a group of artists to negotiate a lease on a building to...

Property Portfolio

Acme Artists Studios Limited was established in 1972 as Acme Housing Association...

Chelsea MA Studio Award

...taking and excellance. These awards have been carefully developed with Acme’s partners to provide a valuable and effective bridge between college and continuing...

History

Acme is now a permanent and self-sustaining resource for artists – from two derelict shops...

Commercial Developers

...provision of commercial space or the continuation of employment use as part of a new development. Section 106 agreements may impose restrictions or...

Housing Associations

...1972 as Acme Housing Association Limited. We are still constituted as a housing association and are members of the National Housing Federation. Acme’s...

Local Government

...developer Catalyst Housing Group to deliver high-quality, affordable studios. All the partners involved were delighted by the 12 purpose-built studios that resulted from...

Current Developments

...designed and built in partnership with Barratt Homes, was established as a ground-breaking 'planning gain' development. The success of this project has encouraged...

Tower Hamlets Studio Residency

...now closed. Full application details will be available on this website.   Information As part of our new-build studios in Leven Road, London, E14, Acme offers...

Southwark Studio Residency

...period. There is also additional help with marketing and programming. The partners aim to nurture and extend the relationship between the artist, their...

Sugar House Work/Live

...Programmes (2002 - 2011) In April 2002, eight artists were selected from a national submission to take up the first work/live residencies, ending in...

Jessica Wilkes Studio Award

...the UK residencies and awards in 2017. We think this is a good moment to take stock and review our programmes with the...

Adrian Carruthers Studio Award

...and excellance. These awards have been carefully developed with Acme’s partners to provide a valuable and effective bridge between college and...

Landis & Gyr Stiftung

...Berlin (until 2013), Zug, Budapest and Bucharest. In 1987 the Foundation established a London-based residency programme with the help of Acme Studios. The programme...

Australia Council for the Arts

...with Acme Studios, the Australia Council for the Arts began operating a residency for Australian-based visual artists in 1992. Managed by Acme on...

Previous Programmes

...on a short-term basis or as one-off activities. Working closely with partners from across the world, Acme IRP has successfully run a number...

Future Studios

...stage. These projects include:   Warton House, High Street Stratford, E15 27 studios in a landmark listed building, Warton House, as part of a project developed...

Previous Projects

...on Bow Cross, a large residential estate undergoing major regeneration. The partners believe that by investing in an artist and supporting a process...

Equality strategy

...possible are physically accessible to users and the public. We have a commitment to making adaptations to studios, wherever practicable, to meet the...

Art Colleges

...studios at Warton House, E15 These awards have been carefully developed with Acme’s partners to provide a valuable and effective bridge between college and professional...

Chadwell Award

...and studio visits. These awards have been carefully developed with Acme’s partners to provide a valuable and effective bridge between college and professional...

Chelsea BA Studio Award

...and excellance. These awards have been carefully developed with Acme’s partners to provide a valuable and effective bridge between college and...

Bow Cross Artist Residency

...on Bow Cross, a large residential estate undergoing major regeneration. The partners believe that by investing in an artist and supporting a process...

Thurrock

...partnership with Arts Council England, East, two of the lead partners in the Royal Opera House Production Park project. Background A ground-breaking scheme...

Associate Artist Residency

...them to research, develop relationships and focus on their work in a supported environment. The programme is open to visual artists, resident in any...

Dublin Work/Live Exchange

...the UK residencies and awards in 2017. We think this is a good moment to take stock and review our programmes with the...

RCA Curating Contemporary Art

...Studios approached the Royal College of Art, Inspire MA, Curating Contemporary Art (CCA) course to explore how the use of the Acme Project...

Camberwell Studio Award

...studio visits. These awards have been carefully developed with Acme’s partners to provide a valuable and effective bridge between college and...

Supporting our work

Since 1972 Acme Studios has grown from a self-help artists’ initiative to being the leading professional studio development and...

High House

...Council England’s capital fund. The 14-acre High House Production Park is a world-class centre for technical skills, crafts and artistic production and includes...

Matchmakers Wharf

... to 559f² (20.7m² to 52m² ). The studios form part of a major scheme which provides retail, commercial and 209 residential...

Warton House

...(27m²) to 441f² (41m²) with one large 861f² (80m²) studio in a landmark 1930s building. Part of a mixed-use development including residential, retail...

Hackney Studio Residency

...people associated with it, to life. To do this we established a new artist residency, the Hackney Studio Residency, based on our successful...

Anniversary Calendar

...Road Open Studios Our Harrow Road site in Kensal Green, NW10 is a new-build studio block as part of a mixed-used develpment which opened...

Photographic Essay by Hugo Glendinning

As part of our two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Central Saint Martins...

Glassyard

...ground and lower ground floor studios all with natural light in a new-build development of student accommodation for University of the Arts London....

Stephen Cripps' Studio Award

A partnership award funded by Acme, The Henry Moore Foundation, High House...

Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award

...and excellance. These awards have been carefully developed with Acme’s partners to provide a valuable and effective bridge between college and...

Goldsmiths MFA Studio Award

...and excellance. These awards have been carefully developed with Acme’s partners to provide a valuable and effective bridge between college and...

Supporters

... Greenwich Communications Services Ltd G & R Construction Griffen Fire HAT Projects ...

Studio Development Partnerships

...secure long-term, affordable and high-quality studios, and mutual benefits for the partners involved. Over the last ten years we have worked with commercial...

Acme Graduate Award Programme

A number of 12-month awards presently supporting seven graduate artists with...

City & Guilds of London Art School Studio Award

...and excellance. These awards have been carefully developed with Acme’s partners to provide a valuable and effective bridge between college and...

Jonathan Harvey Studio Award

...and excellance. These awards have been carefully developed with Acme’s partners to provide a valuable and effective bridge between college and...

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