Current projects

ACAVA has developed and delivered innovative educational and community projects since the 1970s. In 1984 it was registered as an educational charity to enable artists to engage their creativity and skills for the benefit of people of all ages, and within the statutory system, community groups and those drawn together at ACAVA studios.

Projects aim to promote individual expression and the recogition of and respect for cultural diversity, to develop visual skills in relation to curricula and beyond, and to provide work experience.

Sheffield University MA Architecture Students, visiting Nicola Winstanley's 2017 artist residency exhibition, Evolving Spode Works


01 Jan 2020-Ongoing

Factory is a free professional development programme for creatives in Staffordshire, delivered in partnership between Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Staffordshire University, British Ceramics Biennial and ACAVA. The programme is part-funded by...

Young London Print Prize

06 Sep 2021-14 Nov 2021

The Young London Print Prize is a project driven by the idea that all young people are artists in their own right, launched in 2020 during the pandemic. It bridges the gap between compulsory education and the contemporary art world by directly...

Flourish in the Forest

01 Apr 2020-Ongoing

Updated: 13 July 2021 Thanks to the support from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Flourish in the Forest will run for five weeks over the school summer holidays, from Thursday 29 July through to Sunday 28 August. Flourish in the Forest...