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If you have a question about available studios or would like to speak to the studio allocations manager, please email studios (at) acava (dot) org

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
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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 Enquiry Form (read below for link). 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 £50 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 Enquiry Form.

East London

Flying Angel - 287 Victoria Dock Road, Canning Town, London E16 3BY

Studio 6F

Flying Angel provides 10 purpose designed, self-contained studios with good natural light and individual sinks in each studio.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £309per month Size: 267sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Limehouse Studios - Towcester Road, London E3 3ND

Studio 3.12 (co-license)

This 761 sq foot space is now available to share on the third floor of our popular Limehouse Studios building. The share would be on a 50/50 basis with the current artist. Please apply for this studio immediately through our website if interested. 

Available: Now Let type: Co-licence Licence fee: £473per month Size: 380sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

Studio 3.08B

A partitioned space on the third floor of our popular Limehouse Studios in East London. 

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £406per month Size: 268sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 1.09

Natural light, spacious car park for studio holders.

Available: Now Let type: Co-licence Licence fee: £699per month Size: 466sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

Studio G2

Limehouse Studios provide 60 studios of various sizes, most of which have excellent light. Built originally as Poplar Technical College, the building overlooks the Limehouse Cut, a straight, broad canal which links the lower reaches of the Lee Navigation to the river Thames. There is also a spacious car park for studio holders use.

Available: Now Let type: Co-licence Licence fee: £222per month Size: 300sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 2.08A

Natural light, spacious car park for studio holders.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £596per month Size: 395sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

Studio 2.04

Natural light, spacious car park for studio holders.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £675per month Size: 447sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

Studio 3.09C

Natural light, spacious car park for studio holders.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £332per month Size: 220sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 3.08A

A partitioned space on the third floor of our popular Limehouse Studios in East London. 

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £274per month Size: 181sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 1.05

Natural light, spacious car park for studio holders.

Available: Now Let type: Co-licence Licence fee: £231per month Size: 153sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 3.01

Natural light, spacious car park for studio holders.

Available: 30 Sep 2020 Let type: Co-licence Licence fee: £342per month Size: 227sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Essex

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

Studio 17

Good sized, self-contained studio in former industrial building.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £163per month Size: 217sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 15

Good sized, self-contained studio in former industrial building.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £236per month Size: 305sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

East Gate Studios - 5 East Gate, Harlow, Essex CM20 1HP

Studio 5

Studio with natural light and gallery on the ground floor.

Available: 22 Oct 2020 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £112per month Size: 180sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

National & International

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

Studio 42

Studio with excellent light in thriving community of creatives.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £374per month Size: 525sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

Studio 43

Studio with excellent light in thriving community of creatives.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £369per month Size: 518sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

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 Monthly bills estimate: £25 – £35

North London

Barham Park Studios - 660 Harrow Road, Wembley, London HA0 2HB

Studio 6.1

One of our Barham Park studios has just become available for full license or for two artists to co-license. Barham Park is a group of remarkable Georgian Mock Tudor buildings in Wembley, converted to provide artists' studios and community facilities. Studio 6.1 is 297 sq ft and available from 10th October 2019 onwards. Please apply for this studio immediately through our website if interested. 

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £375per month Size: 297sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 10.7

One of our Barham Park studios will be available for full license in April 2020. Barham Park is a group of remarkable Georgian Mock Tudor buildings in Wembley, converted to provide artists' studios and community facilities. Please apply for this studio immediately through our website if interested. 

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £223per month Size: 177sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 10.3

One of our Barham Park studios has just become available for full license. Barham Park is a group of remarkable Georgian Mock Tudor buildings in Wembley, converted to provide artists' studios and community facilities. Please apply for this studio immediately through our website if interested. 

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £225per month Size: 179sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 5.04

Barham Park provides 31 studios set within a remarkable group of Georgian mock Tudor buildings. The building is on the edge of Barham Park surrounded by mature parkland and gardens with ponds and a conifer plantation.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £208per month Size: 165sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 9.03

Barham Park provides 31 studios set within a remarkable group of Georgian mock Tudor buildings. The building is on the edge of Barham Park surrounded by mature parkland and gardens with ponds and a conifer plantation.

Available: 02 Nov 2020 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £168per month Size: 133sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Whitefriars Studios - Winsor & Newton Building , Whitefriars Avenue, London HA3 5RN

Studio 4

World renowned colourmen Winsor & Newton, established in 1832, set up their factory in Wealdstone in 1937. In 2017 the offices were converted to provide creative workspace. On the ground floor are 14 artists' studios and a gallery. All have excellent light, 6 have separate entrances.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £530per month Size: 442sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

Studio 11

World renowned colourmen Winsor & Newton, established in 1832, set up their factory in Wealdstone in 1937. In 2017 the offices were converted to provide creative workspace. On the ground floor are 14 artists' studios and a gallery. All have excellent light, 6 have separate entrances.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £350per month Size: 294sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

South London

Lombard Road Studios - Global House, 21c Lombard Road, Wimbledon SW19 3TZ

Studio 2

A well-located studio in an old industrial building, available immediately. 

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £633per month Size: 400sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

Studio 21

A well-located studio in an old industrial building, available immediately.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £217per month Size: 175sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 23

A well-located studio in an old industrial building.

Available: 13 Oct 2020 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £225per month Size: 181sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

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

Studio 1A

Studio in converted laundry building in a housing estate, well lit self contained studio. Available in July TBC.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £228per month Size: 179sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 2

Studio in converted laundry building in a housing estate, well lit self contained studio. Available in July TBC.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £180per month Size: 141sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

West London

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

Studio 7a

Studio in converted vicarage with a large garden. Most studios accessed by flights of stairs.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £232per month Size: 145sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20