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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 Enquiry Form.

East London

Limehouse Studios - Towcester Road, London E3 3ND

Studio 3.09E

This 198 sq foot space is now available on the third floor of our popular Limehouse Studios building. It's a partitioned space with a shared entrance and limited natural light. Please apply for this studio immediately through our website if interested. 

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £297per month Size: 197sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Essex

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

Studio 10

Our Ardleigh studios are located in former industrial premises in the village of Ardleigh, 5 miles north east of Colchester. They include 34 workspaces and were acquired by ACAVA in December 2017. Studio 10 is 315 sq ft, self contained and available from 19th October 2019 for two artists to share or one artist to fully license. 

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £244per month Size: 315sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

Studio 22

Our Ardleigh studios are located in former industrial premises in the village of Ardleigh, 5 miles north east of Colchester. They include 34 workspaces and were acquired by ACAVA in December 2017. Studio 22 is 210 sq ft, self contained and available immediately for two artists to share or one artist to fully license. Please apply through our website if interested. 

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £165per month Size: 210sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

National & International

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

Studio 43

This is a Full Licence of a 1st floor, 518 sq ft studio with natural light. Please apply for this studio immediately through our website if interested. 

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £377per month Size: 518sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

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 apply for this studio immediately through our website if interested.  

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £394per month Size: 542sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

Studio 42

This is a 525 sq ft studio that could be taken on as a Full License or shared between 2 or more Co-Licencees. Please apply for this studio immediately through our website if interested. 

Available: 28 Oct 2019 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £374per month Size: 525sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

Studio 34

This is a Full license agreement of a 542 sq ft studio. Please apply for this studio immediately through our website if interested. 

Available: 01 Nov 2019 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £386per month Size: 542sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

Studio 30

This is a Full Licence of a 153 sq ft studio with natural light. Please apply for this studio immediately through our website if interested. 

Available: 24 Nov 2019 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £109per month Size: 153sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 12

This is a Full Licence of a 201 sq ft studio with natural light. Please apply for this studio immediately through our website if interested. 

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £143per month Size: 201sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 13

This is a Full Licence of a 350 sq ft studio with natural light. Please apply for this studio immediately through our website if interested. 

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £249per month Size: 350sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

Studio 33

This is a Full Licence of a 542 sq ft studio with natural light. Please apply for this studio immediately through our website if interested. 

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £386per month Size: 542sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

Studio 40

This is a Full Licence of a 276 sq ft studio with natural light. Please apply for this studio immediately through our website if interested. 

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £196per month Size: 276sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

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 9.3

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 9.3 is 133 sq ft and available from 1st October onwards. Please apply for this studio immediately through our website if interested. 

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

Studio 3.1

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 3.1 is 204 sq ft and available from 27th November 2019 onwards. Please ask to view this studio immediately through our website if interested...

Available: 27 Nov 2019 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £257per month Size: 204sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

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 Rachel Lewis: rachel (dot) lewis (at) acava (dot) org. We will inform you...

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £0per month Size: 1228sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £25 – £35

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

Studio 6

Studio 6 at Whitefriars is available for license from 5th Jan 2019 onwards. The studio is on the ground floor, has excellent natural light and was recently refurbished. The building also houses a gallery space that is frequently used for exhibitions. Please enquire if interested. 

Available: 05 Jan 2020 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £575per month Size: 480sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

South London

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

Studio 4

Studio 4 at Wandsworth Plain is available for full license, or for two artists to share, from 14th Dec 2019 onwards. The studio site is just off the high street and has a large garden and communal area. Please enquire if interested.

Available: 14 Dec 2019 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £355per month Size: 333sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

West London

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

PROJECT SPACE - 02 Blechynden Street

For more information on our project spaces, view our project spaces webpage.

Available: Now Let type: Project studio Licence fee: £822per month Size: 409sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

Faroe Road Studios - 23-29 Faroe Road, London W14 0EL

PROJECT SPACE - 05 Faroe Road

A project space has become available for temporary hires of up to one year at our popular Faroe Road studio.

Available: 30 Nov 2019 Let type: Project studio Licence fee: £145per month Size: 119sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

PROJECT SPACE - 06 Faroe Road

A project space has become available for temporary hires of up to one year at our popular Faroe Road studio.

Available: 01 Nov 2019 Let type: Project studio Licence fee: £145per month Size: 119sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Maxilla Walk - 4 Maxilla Walk, London W10 6NQ

PROJECT SPACE - Studio 12

Studio 12 at Maxilla Walk is available for temporary hire, immediately up to 31st December 2019. It is on the ground floor and has plenty of natural light.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £312per month Size: 291sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Vale Grove Studios - Impress House, Vale Grove, London W3 7QP

Studio 6A

A 375 sq ft studio available for full or shared license at our Vale Grove Studios, starting 2nd Dec 2019. Please enquire to arrange a viewing. 

Available: 02 Dec 2019 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £522per month Size: 375sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25