From our rural base we provoke questions, encourage discussion and stimulate positive advances in art practice
Image Alan Smith: The Lanscape Quartet 2014
Whether you need to research or produce, ACA can provide a supportive environment, for creative practitioners from all disciplines. There is also potential to network with individuals, arts organisations and institutions that have links with ACA.
Your visit can be totally self-
ACA welcomes enquiries for single person or group bookings from all levels of experience. We have a long history of working with students and academics from foundation level right through to PhD. These residential periods can be independently organised or directed through your educational institution.
ACA offers two accommodation options:
We have a number of versatile spaces where artists can work:
Other resources include:
Accommodation fees (per person per week):
Single bedroom -
Twin or double room -
Studio Apartment with separate bathroom -
Prices can be negotiated for group bookings and long-
Expenses paid by artist
ACA will provide accommodation, studio space and weekly tutorials/guidance if required.
Presentations, exhibitions, workshops and open studio events can sometimes be arranged depending on the wishes of the artist and availability of venue.
Apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This programme runs with rolling deadlines
Quotes from previous visitors
“It would be hard to find a place more rural and remote, yet on the inside it has the feel of a New York studio loft.” Elaine Williams, The Guardian.
“We came here for a creative working retreat and wanted to escape the distractions of our usual working environment. This was the perfect location for a productive period of time in stunning surroundings. The accommodation was amazing too!” Carlo and Nick from Empty Shop, Gateshead.
“We had an amazing time, relaxing and working very hard in the studio. This is the perfect environment for being creative.” Penny, Matt Stalker and Fables
ACA is a not-
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Stargazing holidays and artists’ residencies
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Self Funded Residencies
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