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Update 29 April 2021 

We have resumed in-person viewings of all studios.
 

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. This is a 50/50 shared studio with one other artist.

Available: Now Let type: Co-licence Licence fee: £573per month Size: 380sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20–£25 p/m

Studio 3.09C

Natural light, spacious car park for studio holders. This is a shared studio with three other artists.

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

Studio 1.10

Natural light, spacious car park for studio holders. This is an un-shared space for an individual artist.

Available: 09 Aug 2021 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £673per month Size: 448sq ft

Studio 3.04

Natural light, spacious car park for studio holders. This is an un-shared space for an individual artist.

Available: 01 Aug 2021 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £333per month Size: 274sq ft

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: £39 p/m

Studio 32

Ardleigh provides 34 workspaces in a former industrial building in the village of Ardleigh, five miles north east of Colchester.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £215per month Size: 196sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £39.20 p/m

Studio 33

Ardleigh provides 34 workspaces in a former industrial building in the village of Ardleigh, five miles north east of Colchester.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £144per month Size: 132sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £26.40 p/m

Studio 26

Ardleigh provides 34 workspaces in a former industrial building in the village of Ardleigh, five miles north east of Colchester.

Available: 01 Aug 2021 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £160per month Size: 210sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £26.40 p/m

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 p/m

North London

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

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 p/m

South London

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

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 p/m

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 p/m

Studio 6

A well-located studio in an old industrial building.

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

Studio 3

A well-located studio in an old industrial building

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £649per month Size: 410sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20–£25 p/m

Studio 11B

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

Available: 01 Aug 2021 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £277per month Size: 175sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15–£20 p/m

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 p/m

West London

Colville Road Studios - Units 2 & 4, 11 Colville Road, London W38BL

Studio 2

A first-floor industrial space converted to provide 12 studios. This is a shared space with one other artist.

Available: 01 Aug 2021 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £442per month Size: 270sq ft

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 p/m

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

Studio 12

Converted industrial building, previously a print works, shared with spice importers and music businesses. 15 artists’ studios, all on the first floor, accessed by stairs. Situated just off Vale Grove, Acton

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £416per month Size: 299sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £15–£20 p/m