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Studio availability
ACAVA operates 20 studio buildings supporting about 500 artists, mostly in London, but also in Essex and Stoke-on-Trent. There are very few studios available in London and demand for them is high. Please check our currently available studios listing, below.

Waiting list
We do not have a waiting list for studios. Vacancies are communicated regularly via our mailing list.

Mailing list
Subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates when new studios become available.

Studio selection criteria
ACAVA wants its studios to be accessible to as many people as possible, therefore, anyone can view and apply for an ACAVA studio. You do not need to be a member of ACAVA to view one of our studios, but you will need to become a member if you are offered a studio.

We aim to encourage active, diverse and productive artistic communities in our buildings and, therefore, we consider applications carefully against our criteria.

ACAVA membership and longevity is taken into account but does not automatically guarantee that you will be prioritised over other applicants.

Visit our FAQs page for more information about selection criteria.

Viewing studios
Submit an enquiry for a vacant studio via our Studio Application Form. At the discretion of our team, an appointment will be arranged for you to view the studio. No fees are required from you at this time. Prior to allocating studios, ACAVA staff will assess applications against our criteria and we often ask applicants to attend our offices for a meeting in person.

Membership and administration fees
If you are offered an ACAVA studio, you will be required to become a member of ACAVA before taking up the studio. There is a one-off £25 membership fee and an £8 monthly recurring membership fee, which is included in your studio licence fee.

We also apply a one-off administration charge of £25 for all studio allocations, which applies to people taking on new studios and also people moving between ACAVA studios.

Licenses
Studio licenses are granted for a period of one year and are reviewed annually.

Licence reviews
ACAVA reviews studio licenses, based on the following expectations:

  • Studios should be used regularly (approximately 50% of the time)
  • Maintaining regular monthly licence fee payments
  • Make a positive contribution to the working harmony of your studio building
  • A meaningful contribution to the charitable purposes of ACAVA

Studio holders should be aware of, and adhere to, the guidelines and behaviours set out in the Artist Handbook and Code of Conduct. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in withdrawal of your studio licence.

Applying for a studio
If you want to apply for an ACAVA studio, and have read our FAQs page, please complete and submit the Studio Application Form.

East London

Limehouse Studios - Towcester Road, London E3 3ND

Studio 3.09C

This 220 sq foot space is now available in our popular Limehouse Studios building. It's a partitioned space with natural light filtering in. 

Available: Now Let type: Co-licence Licence fee: £331per month Size: 220sq ft

Studio 3.09E

This 198 sq foot space is now available in our popular Limehouse Studios building. It's a self-contained partitioned space. Although it lacks direct natural light it has some over-flow of natural light from the neighbouring space. Please contact the office immediately if interested.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £297per month Size: 197sq ft

Studio 2.06C

This 235 sq foot space is now available in our popular Limehouse Studios building. It's a self-contained partitioned space on the second floor with natural light. Please contact the office immediately if interested.

Available: 16 Sep 2019 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £357per month Size: 235sq ft

Studio 1.12

1st floor, self-contained 458 sq ft studio with natural light. It could be taken on as a Full License or shared between 2 or more Co-Licencees. Please contact the office immediately if interested. 

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £694per month Size: 458sq ft

Essex

Ardleigh Studios - The Old Maltings, Station Road, Ardleigh, Colchester CO7 7RT

Studio 15

This is a Full Licence of a 305 sq foot self contained studio with good natural light. Please contact the office immediately if you're interested. 

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £243per month Size: 305sq ft

National & International

ACAVA Studios : Spode Works - Elenora Street, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1QQ

Studio 40

This is a Full Licence of a 1st floor, 276 sq ft studio with natural light. 

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £204per month Size: 276sq ft

Spode Works Studio 43

This is a Full Licence of a 1st floor, 518 sq ft studio with natural light.  

This studio is currently occupied and is not accepting applications.

Studio 36

This is a 1st floor, 542 sq ft studio with natural light. It could be taken on as a Full License or shared between 2 or more Co-Licencees. Please contact the office immediately if interested. 

This studio is currently occupied and is not accepting applications.

Milchhof Studios - Studio 112, Milchhof e.V., Schwedter Str. 232-234, Germany 10435

Berlin, Milchhof Studio

Work/live studio in a large building occupied by Berlin based artists. Please contact the ACAVA office for instructions for the application procedures and specific availability dates.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £607per month Size: 624sq ft

North London

Honeypot Lane - 1, Acacia Court, Honeypot Lane, Alpine Road, London NW9 9BS

Unit 1, Acacia Court

FOR SALE - SUMMER 2019 New build one bedroom live/work apartment with double height studio giving excellent natural light. The studio/flat will be available for sale during the summer of 2019. If you are interested in purchasing a part-ownership share ranging from 25% to 90% please register your interest now by contacting Catherine Harris catherine (dot) harris (at) acava (dot) org. We will...

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £0per month Size: 1228sq ft

South London

Phipps Bridge Studios - The Old Laundry, Phipps Bridge Road, Merton SW19 2SU

Studio 01A

This is a full license of a 179 sq foot self-contained space with natural light on the ground floor of our Phipps Bridge building. Please contact the office immediately if interested.  

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £236per month Size: 179sq ft

Studio 02

This is a full license of a 141 sq foot self-contained space with natural light on the ground floor of our Phipps Bridge building. Please contact the office immediately if interested.  

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £188per month Size: 141sq ft

Wandsworth Plain - 7-9 Church Row, Wandsworth Plain, London SW18 1ES

Studio 16

This is a full license of a 73 foot self-contained space. Please contact the office immediately if interested.  

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £86per month Size: 73sq ft

Studio 03

This is a full license of a 233 foot self-contained space. Please contact the office immediately if interested.  

Available: 30 Sep 2019 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £257per month Size: 233sq ft

Studio 14

This is a full license of a 270 foot self-contained space. Please contact the office immediately if interested.  

Available: 30 Sep 2019 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £296per month Size: 270sq ft

West London

Blechynden Street Studios - 54 Blechynden Street, London W10 6RJ

Studio 02

Ground floor self contained studio with natural light available as a full or co-license. Parking is available on site on a first come first served basis.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £830per month Size: 409sq ft

Studio 03

Ground floor self contained studio with natural light available as a full or co-license. Parking is available on site on a first come first served basis.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £597per month Size: 293sq ft

Hetley Road Studios - 62 Hetley Road, London W12 8BB

Hetley Road Flat

This is a self contained flat which is normally used as accomodation for residencies.  It's available for a short lets between residencies for periods of up to 9 months. It would be ideally suited to an institute that runs short residencies or for an artist who has been awarded a studio residency in London and needs accomodation. Please contact studios@acava.org if interested. (Price on...

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £0per month Size: 327sq ft