Acme Studios, supporting art and artists since 1972

Affordable Artists' Studios to Rent

Acme provides affordable non-residential studio space for fine artists who are unable to afford to rent workspace on the open market. The average cost of an Acme studio is £10.85 per square foot per year or £271 per month for a 300 (28m²) studio. The rent for an Acme studio is on average one third of that charged for physically comparable workspace available commercially.*

Acme is committed to ensuring that as many of our studio buildings as possible are physically accessible to users and the public. We are also committed to making adaptations to studios, wherever practicable, to meet the needs of artists with particular disabilities. When allocating studio space we reserve the right to give priority to disabled artists.

The map on the right shows the location of Acme's studio buildings in London. Click on the studios in the map or in the toolbar above for more information about each building.

In addition to its London studios, Acme manages six studios at the Breageside Net Loft in Cornwall.

Acme currently manages over 546 individual non-residential studio units across 15 sites, 14 in Greater London and one in Cornwall. The sites and the buildings vary in size - there are 132 studios in our Childers Street building and 12 at Harrow Road. Seven sites are owned by Acme and are therefore permanent, the others are held on leases which are mostly long term. The majority of our studios are self-contained and the average size is 372f² (35m²).

Our purpose-built stand-alone High House Artists' Studios opened in July 2013 and Glassyard opened in October 2013. Warton House will open in summer 2014.

 

Contact

If you have any questions about our waiting list or allocation policy, please contact:

Jemima Brown, Heather Deedman, Calum F Kerr or Lottie Leedham
Acme Studios
44 Copperfield Road,
Bow, London, E3 4RR
T 020 8981 6811
F 020 8983 0567
E mail@acme.org.uk

*See Commercial Workspace Provision for Visual Artists in 'Further Reading'.

Location of Acme’s studio buildings. Enlarge

Matchmakers Wharf Matchmakers Wharf Warton House Warton House Robinson Road Robinson Road Orsman Road Harrow Road Rowse Close Fire Station Leven Road High House Copperfield Road Copperfield Road Galleria The Glassyard Building Childers Street Carlew House Oaks Park Matchmakers Wharf Matchmakers Wharf Warton House Warton House Robinson Road Robinson Road Orsman Road Harrow Road Rowse Close Fire Station Leven Road High House Copperfield Road Copperfield Road Galleria The Glassyard Building Childers Street Carlew House Oaks Park

Further Reading

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