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.

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...

maxilla mens shed

Maxilla Men's Shed

01 Sep 2019-Ongoing

About the programme Connected with the international Men’s Shed movement, Maxilla Men's Shed is a community workshop and maker space with a focus on tackling social isolation, funded by the NHS North Kensington Recovery Programme. Launched in...