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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
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 3.12 (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

Essex

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

Studio 4

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 4 is 260 sq ft, self contained and available now. Licence fees are £200 / month plus utilities.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £200per month Size: 260sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 13

Good sized studio available on full licence at Ardleigh Studios: Studio 13, 245 sq ft, £176 / month plus utilities. The studio is self contained and is available now.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £176per month Size: 245sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Hadleigh Old Fire Station - High Street, Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2PA

Studio 14 (co-license)

A studio share in Hadleigh Old Fire Station has become available for license from 23rd Dec 2019 onwards. The total amount of space in the studio is 249 sq ft so it would be 124.5 sq ft per artist. Please enquire if interested. 

Available: Now Let type: Co-licence Licence fee: £78per month Size: 125sq 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: Now 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: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £386per month Size: 542sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

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 23

This is a Full Licence of a 1st floor, 255 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: £182per month Size: 255sq 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 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

South London

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

Studio 6

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

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £342per month Size: 216sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 8

A well-located studio in an old industrial building, available from 1st March 2020. 

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

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

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