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Update 7 January 2021 

Due to health and safety regulations we won't be arranging in-person viewings of the studios during the current lockdown. We will be organising video tours for some of the studios in the meantime.
 

Contact us

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

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

Update 7 January 2021: Due to health and safety regulations we won't be arranging in-person viewings of the studios during the current lockdown. We will be organising video tours for some of the studios in the meantime.

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.
 

License 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 3.12 (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: £573per 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 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 3.01

Natural light, spacious car park for studio holders.

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

Studio 3.06

Natural light, spacious car park for studio holders.

Available: 01 Mar 2021 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £266per month Size: 176sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Essex

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

Studio 24

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

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £152per month Size: 195sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 1

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

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £112per month Size: 150sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 25

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

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

Studio 32

Ardleigh provides 34 workspaces in a former industrial building in the village of Ardleigh, five miles north east of Colchester. We have three good sized, self-contained studios currently available.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £215per month Size: 196sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 33

Ardleigh provides 34 workspaces in a former industrial building in the village of Ardleigh, five miles north east of Colchester. We have three good sized, self-contained studios currently available.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £144per month Size: 132sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

National & International

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

Studio 43

ACAVA has converted part of the historic post industrial Spode factory site in the centre of the Stoke-on-Trent to provide 43 artists' studios, gallery and other facilities. There is a thriving community of creative practitioners based at Spode Works.

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

Studio 10

ACAVA has converted part of the historic post industrial Spode factory site in the centre of the Stoke-on-Trent to provide 43 artists' studios, gallery and other facilities. There is a thriving community of creative practitioners based at Spode Works.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £286per month Size: 401sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

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

Studio 10.01

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: 28 Feb 2021 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £157per month Size: 124sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 3.11

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: £125per month Size: 99sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

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

Studio 14

Studio with excellent natural light.

Available: 01 Apr 2021 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £470per month Size: 393sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

South London

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

Studio 7

A well-located studio in an old industrial building.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £389per month Size: 246sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 8

A well-located studio in an old industrial building.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £414per month Size: 262sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 2A

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

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £317per month Size: 200sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 2B

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

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £317per month Size: 200sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 13

A well-located studio in an old industrial building.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £285per month Size: 190sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 22

A well-located studio in an old industrial building.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £244per month Size: 198sq 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

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

Studio 12

This purpose built, self contained studio with excellent light is just a two minute walk from Latimer Road tube station and set in a thriving community of artists at our Blechynden Street building. Blechynden Street Studios are home to our community programmes delivered from a separate community access workshop/studio on the site.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £411per month Size: 239sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

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

Studio 5

Studio in building originally set up as studios in 1976, previously a small school in what is now a quiet, affluent area of Hammersmith. Central Space Gallery and darkroom facilities in the same building.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £162per month Size: 119sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Maxilla Walk - 4 Maxilla Walk, London W10 6NQ

Studio 14

A former nursery converted to provide 24 studios, some self contained, some open plan. Situated under the Westway close to Latimer Road Station, this building also has a project space which can be used for exhibitions and events. A few of our programmes with local schools and other local communities run from this building, so expect a vibrant environment.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £93per month Size: 86sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20