Acme Studios, supporting art and artists since 1972

The Acme Gallery


From 1976 to 1981, The Acme Gallery was located in Shelton Street in Covent Garden. Although we no longer manage a physical gallery space, Acme continues to work with artists by commissioning original artwork to celebrate and mark important events or anniversaries. In keeping with our arms-length principle, the brief is always loose and led by the artist's ideas and responses. This approach has led to a rich variety of work including digital, sound, film, photography and sculpture.

Our relationship with artists is founded on the principle of arms-length support that trusts artists to make best use of our investment in their creative risk-taking. By supporting artists at the level of research and development we underpin the other public-facing areas of the contemporary visual arts ecology.



Artist Lindsay Seers in a still from 'Firestation' by William Raban (2000)

Artist Lindsay Seers in a still from 'Firestation' by William Raban (2000)

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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.