Acme Studios — Open call: Associate Artist Residency

Supporting Artists since 1972

Acme’s Associate Artist Residency provides opportunities for artists, writers, musicians and curators to develop their practice, expand their community, and explore new knowledge in London.

Acme invites applications to participate in a bespoke residency for three months within a supportive and diverse environment. Situated at the Acme Fire Station, successful applicants will work alongside Acme’s landmark five-year Fire Station Residency for UK artists and a changing cohort of residents from our international partnerships.

The residency offers secure work/live studio accommodation alongside professional development opportunities, through introductions to like-minded practicing artists, writers and thinkers that can stimulate their ideas and connect them to London’s creative and cultural community. Residents are provided with a tailored schedule of events with invitations to private views, talks, screenings, and exhibitions. As part of Acme's programme, we also create tours introducing residents to local artist-run projects, public institutions and private galleries.

Deadline for entries Monday 21 June 2021

Equal Opportunities

Acme exists to support the broadest possible range of artistic practice, and creates opportunities for artists to develop and take greater creative risks. We passionately believe in social equity and the benefits of diversity, seeking to support, encourage and include people, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic. We particularly encourage applications from disabled people and those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds as these groups are currently under-represented in the arts and cultural sectors.


Programme fees start from £5,000 for 4 weeks and are capped at £10,000 for 6 months. You can fund your residency programme through financial support provided by external partnerships or grant applications. Previous Associate Artist Residencies have been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Copyright Agency, the Australia Council for the Arts, and the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Poland.

While Acme does not provide visas we can assist with information to support selected residents.