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.

Children working collaboratively on animation project


01 Apr 2020-Ongoing

Find a way to be creative that works for you. #ACAVAathome is a blog where you’ll find content developed by the teams behind Flourish, Artspace Link, Creativity Clinics, the Grenfell Memorial Mosaic and Maxilla Men’s Shed. 

Look out for regular...

Artspace Link

01 Jan 2018-Ongoing

Artspace Link is a legacy of a long-term NHS Mental Health Service collaboration programme called Artspace. The collaboration lasted for over 20 years delivering artist led programmes for people living with long-term and enduring mental health...

Creativity Clinic

01 May 2019-Ongoing

ACAVA's monthly Creativity Clinic's developed from the Art for Wellbeing: Everyday (AWE) project, providing a supportive, social and creative space for AWE project alumni to come together, keep in touch and continue to develop their creative...