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.

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Maxilla Men's Shed

01 Sep 2019-Ongoing

We're Reopening The Maxilla Men’s Shed is re-opening on Tuesday 14th July. We have been working very hard to redesign and implement new ways of operating to keep us all safe. We have carried out a detailed Shed Risk Assessment, Covid-19 Policy,...

Grenfell Memorial Community Mosaic

01 May 2018-Ongoing

Image one and three: Zute Lightfoot   The Grenfell Memorial Community Mosaic is a project initiated in May 2018 by ACAVA in partnership with Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre. The mosaic is an ever growing installation situated at the...


10 Jun 2017-Ongoing

Starting in 2017, Flourish is an on-going school holiday art programme for local families with primary school aged children. It takes place at ACAVA's Maxilla Walk Studios and offers a space for families to get creative and enjoy learning new skills...