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, including Erika Tan, Lindsay Seers, Samson Kambalu, Aaron Williamson, Jonathan Baldock, Martin Creed, Haroon Mirza and Leah Capaldi.
The Fire Station is a listed landmark building, a former London Fire Brigade Station. The architecture of the building promotes a neighbourly approach to living and working, and the base from which a dynamic community of artists can form. The rent for each work/live studio is £720 per calendar month, which is fixed for the length of the tenancy.
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 current Acme work/live studio tenant, and Judith Carlton, Director of Southwark Park Galleries.
For more information and to apply visit our website: acme.org.uk/firestation2020
Online applications must be completed before 5pm 30 September 2019.