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Alumni Residency (Residencies & Awards)

Eligibility: Alumni of Acme's Residencies and Awards Programme without existing permanent/secure studio with Acme or other studio provider



As part of Acme’s Residencies & Awards Review, which is ongoing until 2020, we are looking at ways of reaching out and supporting our Residencies & Awards (R&A) alumni community. This year we are piloting two studio-based residencies of six months each.

The selected artists will be based in a shared Residencies and Awards studio, at Acme’s Warton House building in Stratford, E15. The opportunity is open to all alumni of Acme’s residencies and awards programmes, with at least 12 months’ time lapse since the end of their previous Acme award/residency.

The residency is open to artists who have previously benefitted from Acme’s support, and who are once again in a position where they would benefit from a supported studio environment. It is intended that the alumni residency will provide the time and space for recipient artists to focus on their practice at a critical point or project in their career, within the context of a mixed studio environment and wider community of long-term studio holders.

Artists accepted for the two residencies will be required to engage with the small cohort of 2018/19 artists on the Acme Graduate Programme by leading a one-off group session, workshop or intervention during the residency period based around their practice or research. There is an honorarium of £200 payable to each residency artist for leading this activity.


2018/19 Alumni Residents

Emma Corrall 
A previous recipient of the Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award (2014/15), Emma Corrall is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on sculpture in relation to choreography in the everyday. Emma holds an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, London and a BA (Hons) in Painting from Camberwell College of Art, London, and aims to lead a zine making workshop with artists on the 2018/19 Graduate Programme during her residency at Warton House.

Emma will present a solo exhibition at Unit 1 Gallery in 2018, and has previously presented at Alterego Gallery, Seongbuk Art Commons, and Plastic Projections (all Seoul, South Korea) as well as at Acme's Project Space in 2015.


Daniel Cockburn
Daniel Cockburn is a Canadian filmmaker and artist whose work deals in language, rhythm and thought experiments. Daniel has also furthered his exploration of live performance since completing his Associate Artist Residency with Acme in 2017, and aims to develop this, alongside the creation of a new screenplay, during his time at Warton House.

In 2018, Daniel was selected for the Waveform artist development programme as part of Flatpack Festival, Birmingham. He has previously exhibited at Film Studies Association of Canada, Toronto; Impakt Festival, Utretcht; Kino Arsenal, Berlin; and his feature film 'You Are Here' (2010) was presented at a number of international film festivals, including Toronto Film Festival and the European Media Art Festival.



The Living Newspaper, performance by Chris Timms, Warton House Open Studios 2018, Photo: Acme

The Living Newspaper, performance by Chris Timms, Warton House Open Studios 2018, Photo: Acme


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