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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.

Flourish in the Forest

01 Apr 2020-Ongoing

Thanks to support from the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation, in partnership with the Kusuma Trust, we are able to offer local families exclusive access to the wonderful Maxilla Forest School to explore, play, picnic and get creative. Priority will...

ACAVA Shoots

01 Apr 2021-Ongoing

ACAVA Shoots is a new opportunity for photographers who graduated from ACAVA’s Young Photographers programme, a mentoring project in North Kensington.​ Traditional routes to a career in professional photography have always been challenging, often...

ACAVA Artists Community-led Heritage Engagement Trail

01 Apr 2021-Ongoing

ACAVA Artists Community-led Heritage Engagement Trail is a project by ACAVA in collaboration with Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Historic England, bringing local artists and community groups together to reflect and amplify the heritage of specific...

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