Friday, 25 April 2014

ACME award 2014!

ACME Studio Visit – Childers Street Studio’s for Stage Three Students interested in applying for the prize.

Friday 25th April 11am meeting Naomi Fitzsimmons last years winner of the ACME studio prize. PLEASE try and be there on TIME, as we can not wait around to start the visit and you will not get in to the studio if your not there by 11am.
I will be taking a list of people interested in coming along at the Thursday 24 th meeting.
I will meet the group at the studio in Childers Street (Deptford). CORNER of ROLT and CHILDERS Street
Heather Deedman the one of the organisers of ACME will be there to answer questions you may have about the prize or indeed getting a studio.
Map and details of how to get there below
Attached Buses to Childers Street and Map
The entrance to Childers Street Studio’s is near the corner of Rolt St not where the purple dot is !!
165 Childers Street - SE8

Acme Chelsea Studio Award 2014
Supported by Chelsea Arts Club Trust and Chelsea College of Art and Design.

WHAT: Acme Studios with support from the Chelsea Arts Club Trust is offering a graduating student a twelve month rent-free studio together with a bursary of £2,500.
This will be the fifth Chelsea Studio Award which will begin 1 October 2014. The dedicated studio for this award is housed at Acme’s Childers Street studios in Deptford, London, E8 The building, a former ship propellers foundry was converted in two stages and now houses around 130 studios. The Chelsea Studio is situated on the ground floor, with good access, is approximately 300 sq ft with high ceiling and good natural daylight. The studio also sits adjacent to two other Graduate Residency Award studios offered to MA students, the Chadwell Award and the Adrian Curruthers Award.

As part of the award, Acme Studios works with the selected student to provide appropriate ongoing mentoring and opportunities for professional development.
BACKGROUND: The award was set up in 2009 when Kiki Claxton and Harry Major, two second-year students at Chelsea School of Art, approached Acme for support in providing more appropriate prizes for graduating students. Aware of the difficulties graduate artists face and encouraged by Kiki and Harry’s pro-activeness, Acme offered to provide a studio rent-free, initially for six months which was subsequently extended to twelve months.
In 2010-2011 the Chelsea Studio Award was greatly enhanced as a result of a grant from Chelsea Arts Club Trust, who encourage art and design education, and provide help and support for artists and designers.
APPLICATION: By written proposal with images (maximum 2) to be emailed to: with the subject heading: Chelsea Studio Award 2014.

The proposal must include:

     A word document (.doc not docX – due to compatibility issues) or plain text file (e.g. .rtf) or a PDF document (.pdf)

•     Full name and contact details (both phone and email) must be included at the top of the written document.

•     Word length: 400 words max – please keep to one side.

•     Documents should be saved in the following format: FirstnameSurnameAWARDTITLE e.g. JamesSmithACMEStudio.doc

•     If including picture please save separately to the text as a .jpg or .pdf

•     Images should be saved in the following format: FirstnameSurnameAWARDTITLEimageNUMBER e.g. JamesSmithACMEStudio1.jpg

•     No more than two images may be included.

•     Unfortunately, we cannot accept moving image or sound as supporting material but can accept stills.


•     Describe what your practice is (try to be concise and clear)
•     How do you plan to use the studio and the bursary
•     How would the use of a studio benefit your practice
•     How would you hope to take advantage of the mentoring offered


•     You must be a student graduating in 2014
•     You must complete the application process following the guidelines above
•     You must be able to start the Studio Residency Award in October 2014
•     You must be eligible to remain in the UK for the 12 month period.
•     You must complete the monitoring form provided separately and send with your application.

DEADLINE: 5pm, Friday 16th May 2014

All applications will be considered and an initial short-list will be drawn up by a
panel of Chelsea teaching staff. Short-listed students will be informed and
asked to take part in a short informal interview alongside their degree show at
the Breakfast preview held on Friday 13th June (TBC). The final selection will be
made by a panel consisting of an Acme representative and an invited external

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