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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 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 £100 onboarding fee and an £8 monthly recurring membership fee, which is included in your studio licence fee. The one-off £100 onboarding fee also applies to 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 1.05

Natural light, spacious car park for studio holders. Unshared studio.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £927per month Size: 613sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £61.30 p/m

Studio 3.08A

This is an shared studio (with three others) on the third floor of the Limehouse building

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £275per month Size: 181sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20 p/m

Studio G2

Natural light, spacious car park for studio holders. Unshared studio.

Available: 09 Mar 2022 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £445per month Size: 299sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £44.40 p/m

Essex

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

Studio 22

Good-sized, self-contained studio

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £166per month Size: 210sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £42 p/m

East Gate Studios - 5 East Gate, Harlow, Essex CM20 1HP

Studio 4

East Gate provides a street-front gallery and 10 individual artists' studios

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £78per month Size: 132sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £33 p/m

Studio 5

East Gate provides a street-front gallery and 10 individual artists' studios

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £107per month Size: 180sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £45 p/m

Studio 7

East Gate provides a street-front gallery and 10 individual artists' studios

Available: 09 Feb 2022 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £58per month Size: 97sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £24.25 p/m

National & International

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

Studio 10

ACAVA has converted part of the historic post-industrial Spode factory site in the centre of 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: £285per month Size: 401sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £48.12 p/m

Studio 4

Individual unshared studio, close to communal sinks

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £123per month Size: 172sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20.64 p/m

Studio 13

Individual unshared studio, close to communal sinks.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £249per month Size: 349sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £41.88 p/m

Studio 38

ACAVA has converted part of the historic post-industrial Spode factory site in the centre of 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: £271per month Size: 380sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £45.48 p/m

Studio 1

ACAVA has converted part of the historic post-industrial Spode factory site in the centre of 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: 14 Feb 2022 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £123per month Size: 172sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £20.64 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: £26.60 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: £34 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: £34 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: £69.70 p/m

Studio 8

A well-located studio in an old industrial building

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £412per month Size: 262sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £44.54 p/m

Studio 11a

A well-located studio in an old industrial building.

Available: 07 Mar 2022 Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £192per month Size: 121sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £21.57 p/m

Phipps Bridge Studios - The Old Laundry, Phipps Bridge Road, Merton SW19 2SU

Studio 7

Studio in converted laundry building in a housing estate, well-lit and self-contained studio

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £421per month Size: 330sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £33 p/m

Studio 1A

Studio in converted laundry building in a housing estate, well-lit and self-contained studio

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £229per month Size: 179sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £17.90 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: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £369per month Size: 270sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £37.80 p/m

Hythe Road Studios - First Floor, 17-19 Hythe Road, London NW10 6RT

Studio 7

Studios developed in 2007 to provide 16 well lit semi-contained studios on the first floor of a building located in an industrial estate on the Hammersmith/Brent border.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £335per month Size: 225sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £22.50 p/m

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, the building also has an exhibition/event space.

Available: Now Let type: Full licence Licence fee: £93per month Size: 86sq ft Monthly bills estimate: £18.60 p/m