Acme - London

Open call: Fire Station Residency 2020-2025




The Fire Station Residency provides eight artists with secure, practical, work/live studio space, and a programme of artist support and professional development for five years (2020-2025). Based in the heart of East London, the residency allows artists more time to concentrate on the development of their work and careers, and less time working to survive.

The building has housed communities of exceptional artists from all over the world since 1997, includ-ing Erika Tan, Lindsay Seers, Samson Kambalu, Aaron Williamson, Jonathan Baldock, Martin Creed, Ha-roon Mirza and Leah Capaldi.

The Fire Station is a listed landmark building, a former London Fire Brigade Station, and its architecture promotes a neighbourly approach to living and working, and the base from which a dynamic communi-ty of artists can form. Converted from firefighters’ flats, each self-contained work/live studio is an av-erage 5502f (50m2) and the rent of £720 per calendar month is fixed for the entire length of the resi-dency.

The residency is open to UK-based non-commercial fine artists who have been making work for at least five years or more. The selection panel for 2020-2025 includes Anthea Hamilton, artist and cur-rent Acme work/live studio resident and Judith Carlton, Director of Southwark Park Galleries.

For more information and to apply visit: Online application forms must be completed before 5pm 30 September 2019.