Studio 13 Residency

Studio 13 Residency is a career development opportunity for an artist who considers social engagement as integral to their studio practice. The artist in residence will receive six-months rent-free studio space, training opportunities and peer-to-peer support.

About the opportunity

  • ACAVA’s Studio 13 Residency is a pilot six-month career development opportunity for an artist from an ethnic-minority background based in London.
  • In lieu of an artist fee, the residency offers a range of opportunities with a cash value of at least £3,500.
  • The artist will have the opportunity to develop their studio practise while gaining facilitation experience by delivering co-created workshops to a small group of 6-8 young people as part of ACAVA’s Young Artists programme.



The residency and programme will be delivered from ACAVA Blechynden Street Studios at 54 Blechynden Street, London, W10 6RJ.

What we are looking for

We’re looking for applications from artists interested in developing their facilitation skills by delivering workshops to our Young Artists alongside their creative studio practice. Our group of Young Artists and their families are ethnically diverse, so we would like to invite applications by artists from minority backgrounds who believe that representation matters when inspiring the next generation of artists. We are also interested in practitioners who consider social engagement as integral to their practise; who have some experience in working with children and families from diverse backgrounds; who enjoy working collaboratively; and who would benefit from CPD training to further their practice.

We are interested to hear how you would bring your own practice and modes of art-making to the project. Awareness of the Arts Award Explore programme is desirable but not essential.

Who can apply

To apply, you must come from an ethnically diverse background, be aged 18 or over and be based in London.

More information and how to apply

Download the recruitment pack for more information about the role and details of how to apply, here.


Image: ACAVA Young Artists, 2021. Photo by Andreia Sofia