Acme International Residencies Programme is now accepting applications directly from artists for our Associate Artist Residency (AAR) programme. AAR enables artists to access the networks and
opportunities previously only available through residencies with our partner organisations.
An AAR is tailored to the specific needs of the artist, allowing them to research, develop relationships and focus on their work in a supported environment. Residencies can be developed around a particular project, or be conceived of as networking and contacts focused.The
IRP manager mentors AAR artists individually, matching their skills and ambitions with industry experts. We help artists make the most of their time in London by introducing new creative supports and establishing mentoring relationships. Acme facilitates introductions, discussions and presentations with contemporary galleries, consultants, artists and cultural organisations. This approach benefits the artist well beyond the residency period, often leading to further opportunities.
Artists require five years professional experience, strong English language skills and the confidence to hold discussions (in English) with arts industry professionals. AAR is not open to undergraduate students. Postgraduate students may apply if they have the required professional experience independent of their studies.
AAR Fees and Accommodation:
One month programme £2,900
Two month programme £4,200
Three month programme £5,700
AAR Fee Includes:
-Letters of support for external funding applications
-Assistance in finding working and living accommodation
-Individual sessions with the IRP Manager for individually tailored residency development
-Individual mentoring with distinguished industry professionals
-Gallery visits and Acme IRP scheduled events
-Introductions to artists, arts professionals and organisations
-Invitations to private views, events, and networking opportunities
-Small scale presentation (artist talk, screening, open studio or one- day show)
-Opportunities for larger project or presentation activities (subject to additional funding)
The AAR fee does not include artist visa, travel, accommodation and living costs.
Artists working in any discipline are welcome to apply for 1, 2 or 3 month residencies. Application forms and detailed information on finding funding can be found at:
About Acme Studios
Acme Studios Ltd. (Acme) is a London-based charity founded by Jonathan Harvey and David Panton in 1972 to provide affordable studio space, residencies and awards for fine artists in economic need. Recognised as the leading studio development organisation in England, Acme has helped more than 5,000 artists. Working with the National Federation of Artists’ Studio Providers, Acme also offers support, advice and associated publications for artists, studios groups, and all those with an interest in helping to develop affordable space for artists, and acts as an advocate on behalf of the affordable studios sector. Acme is supported by Arts Council England. You can read more about Acme at http://www.acme.org.uk/index.php