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.

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...

Young Photographers

01 Apr 2019-Ongoing

Young Photographers is a menteeship programme for young adults living, working, or with a strong connection to North Kensington. The mentees undergo a six-month work placement documenting the Grenfell Memorial Community Mosaic project, alongside...

Bee Superhighway

01 Jan 2021-Ongoing

Bee Superhighway is a project by RBKC, in partnership with ACAVA and idverde UK, that aims to improve and increase the habitat of pollinators across Kensington and Chelsea. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is one of the most densely...