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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

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 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 1.06

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

Available: 10 Dec 2020 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £862per month Size: 567sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

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

Studio 5

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

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £164per month Size: 210sq 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

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 10.3

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: Now 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

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 7

A well-located studio in an old industrial building.

Available: 04 Jan 2021 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: 04 Jan 2021 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £414per month Size: 262sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15 - £20

Studio 3

A well-located studio in an old industrial building.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £648per month Size: 410sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

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

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 9

This purpose built, recently renovated, spacious, self contained studio with excellent light is just a 2 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. Viewings can be arranged immediately.

Available: 01 Dec 2020 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £739per month Size: 422sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 - £25

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