In 2013, out of their collaborative project Double agents and Acme Studios, created a ‘transitional’ studio space for recent graduates in the UAL Hall of Residence; the Glassyard Building, in Stockwell, south west London.
The first group of eight CSM BA Fine Art graduates will be moving out in October 2016 and applications are now being invited from 2015 and 2016 graduates for the next programme, from October 2016-18.
The CSM Associate Studio Programme provides a supportive environment without simply extending the ‘comfort zone’ of the college experience. The emphasis is on the creation of a mixed but cooperative community of emerging artists, who, at the point of joining the scheme, have already made a commitment to continuing a professional practice. On this basis the scheme provides a very affordable route into a professional studio space in a mutually supportive environment and underpinned by a programme of collective dialogue and mentoring involving professional artists and academics.
The programme offers a space in a new-build, accessible, secure and self-contained ground floor shared open-plan space of around 1,300 sq.ft for a group of eight graduates from BA Fine Art at CSM. This space is located within a larger studio development occupied by 30 Acme professional artists and is built to a high specification; with natural light, three meter high ceilings, lighting, power, heating, internet access, shared wash-up and WC facilities and 24-hour access. Tenancy with Acme Studios is for two years, at half the standard rate – an average weekly rent for each artist of approximately £22 per week. The programme includes a programme of studio visits by artists, curators and writers.
The programme is now open to applications from current Central Saint Martins BA Fine Art students graduating this year, and those that graduated in 2015.
Application deadline 10am Monday 13 June.
There will be a Q&A session with Graham Ellard for those interested in applying on Tuesday 10 May, 12-2pm, at Central Saint Martins, Granary Square, Kings Cross. 2015 graduates who would like to attend must rsvp by Monday 9 May to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line – CSM Associate Studio Programme 2016.
The 2016 programme runs from 1 October 2016 until September 30 2018.
THE 2016 ROUND IS NOW CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS. APPLICATIONS FOR THE NEXT ROUND, AT THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE STUDIO, WILL BE INVITED IN SPRING 2017.