Acme Studios — Eligibility and Selection

Supporting Artists since 1972

Eligibility and Selection


To be eligible to apply for the Fire Station Residency (2020-2025), you must satisfy all of the following criteria:

*Acme is a charity established specifically to help 'non-commercial fine artists'; we are therefore unable to help those who work in design, fashion, music, commercial photography, crafts or applied arts.

Selection process

All applications will be assessed and shortlisted upon the following criteria:

The interview panel

The panel for 2020-2025 will be Anthea Hamilton, artist and current Acme work/live studio resident; Judith Carlton, Director of Southwark Park Galleries; Paul Bayley, Head of Residencies & Awards, Acme; and Charlie Coffey, Residencies & Awards Programme Manager, Acme.


Monday 19 August 2019

Applications open

Saturday 7 and Saturday 21 September 2019

Viewings of studios

5pm Monday 30 September 2019

Deadline for applications

Friday 25 October 2019

Shortlisted applicants invited for interview

Thursday 14 and Friday 15 November 2019

Interviews in London for shortlisted artists*

Tuesday 14 April 2020

Fire Station Residency starts / studios available for occupation

*We will pay reasonable UK transport costs of all artists attending interview. There are no accommodation or subsistence expenses available.

Viewing the studios

Viewings will take place on Saturday 7 and Saturday 21 September 2019.

To reserve a place, please email or call a member of Acme's Artist Liaison team on 020 8709 9062. All viewings must be pre-booked. It may be possible to arrange an alternative viewing time if you cannot make any of the advertised dates, please contact the Acme office on the above number.